Following a trend among the companies that do Big Pharma's heavy lifting, global CRO INC Research has filed to go public, looking to raise $150 million. The company, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, has yet to specify how many shares it will offer and at what price, saying only that it plans to trade on the Nasdaq under "INCR." That $150 million figure could well change, too, as INC's initial filing uses it solely to calculate a registration fee. The company intends to spend its proceeds on redeeming all its outstanding notes and pay the related fees and expenses. Read more >>
Any industry that's undergoing as much change as biopharma is always looking for leadership. Old marketing practices are being blown apart, R&D is being subjected to emergency surgery, drug prices surge ever higher, spurring a growing backlash from payers.
In this constantly shifting panorama you'll find a group of executives who are forging new paths for others to follow. This year, the third for Fierce, we present the men and women whose influence is being felt across the industry.
Influence, of course, isn't always a force for good. But it can be. To be truly influential in an industry, you need to be able to persuasively explain new methods that can exert a powerful hold on colleagues in the same global field. Some of this year's group have excelled in that regard.
We hope you enjoy this year's report. And please offer any suggestions you may have for next year's project on the influentials.
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AstraZeneca is moving forward with a respiratory candidate developed alongside Charles River Laboratories' discovery business, a milestone the CRO says affirms its investments in the space.
The world's largest CROs are reaping the benefits of two major market trends: Big Pharma is finally getting back to spending big on R&D after some lean years post-downturn, and biotech is enjoying a protracted bit of bullishness that has lined pockets around the industry.
Charles River Laboratories has unveiled a new technology it says can better test for impurities by combining two common methods into a single product, making for a flexible solution.
Observed glitches with Thermo Fisher's popular drug development software have led to concerns that data used to win approvals may have been faulty, and the company is working alongside regulators to figure out just how widespread the issue may be.
DKSH, a well-heeled pharma marketing operation, has reupped with Roche, expanding a long-standing agreement to include more of Asia.
PPD has signed a master service agreement with Swiss biotech Sellas, lending its drug development expertise to the company's efforts to advance a portfolio of treatments.
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Bayer's Xarelto, which has been cruising along since it joined a new class of warfarin replacement therapies on the market, has faced a rare stumbling block in acute coronary syndrome--an indication the FDA has denied it on three separate occasions. But across the pond, it's picked up a nod in some ACS patients from the U.K.'s cost-effectiveness gatekeeper.