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Damian is an editor with Fierce's life sciences publications, writing for FierceMedicalDevices and FierceCRO. Prior to joining Fierce, he worked for Patch.com in Maryland, and The Albuquerque Journal and Weekly Alibi in Albuquerque, NM. Damian has a dog named Omar and considers himself the foremost Carmelo Anthony apologist in the greater Washington, DC, area. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.
Articles by Damian Garde
Nordion's constantly evolving business will soon be without proprietary pharma, as the company has agreed to ship out its targeted therapies business for $200 million.
Global CRO Quintiles is planning to slash 400 jobs this year, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing, primarily from its product development and healthcare services departments.
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals has seen its fair share of CMO troubles, as problems with its last contract manufacturer delayed a much-anticipated FDA approval. Now, the diagnostics developer is hitching up with Nordion to manufacture an in-development imaging agent, hoping to avoid more production setbacks.
Perhaps encouraged by the success of its North Carolina neighbor Quintiles, PRA is making moves toward an IPO of its own, filing a confidential draft registration form with the SEC.
BioDuro, PPD's China-based drug discovery business, has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Shanghai, a lab the company says will help it cozy up to clients in the growing Asian biopharmaceutical world.
Amid repeated pipeline struggles and an R&D re-think, Merck KGaA has signed an exclusive deal with the newly public Quintiles, launching a novel collaboration that will give the CRO a seat at the decisionmaking table.
WuXi PharmaTech, China's largest CRO, has big expectations for 2013, and the company is well on its way to following through, posting an 11.7% revenue jump in the first quarter.
Stat Research, a Buenos Aires-based CRO, has reached out to eClinical provider Datatrak in an effort to reduce clinical trial costs and accelerate drug development timelines.
GlaxoSmithKline is turning to market-expansion contractors DKSH to push its antibiotic products in Hong Kong, part of the drugmaker's efforts to cash in on booming Asian demand.
PRA has cut the ribbon on a new facility in Wales, planning to add about 100 new jobs in its informatics unit with help from the local government.