Biography for Damian Garde
Damian Garde, Editor
Damian is an editor with Fierce's life sciences publications, writing for FierceBiotech, 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 lives in Washington, DC, and considers himself the foremost Carmelo Anthony apologist in the greater metropolitan area. You can email him at email@example.com and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.
Articles by Damian Garde
Maryland CRO ABL has signed a deal with Expression Therapeutics to to handle cell line development studies and help the biotech produce a treatment for hemophilia A.
Contract drug developer AMRI posted a 15% boost in its quarterly revenue, using M&A and manufacturing demand to help wean it off royalty cash.
German contract researcher Evotec posted 9% growth in the first half of 2014, executing on its plan to serve as both CRO and proprietary developer in a hybrid approach to R&D.
Repeated regulatory woes for SCM Pharma have left the U.K. contract manufacturer unable to afford its necessary upgrades, forcing Shire, its largest customer, to step in and take over.
Contract developer Almac has earmarked £54 million ($90 million) to expand in its native Northern Ireland, planning to add 348 jobs over 5 years.
WuXi PharmaTech, China's largest CRO, boosted its revenue by 14.8% in the second quarter, as banner growth in its contract manufacturing business helped the company expand its global reach.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals is recalling 100 lots of its banner antibiotic Cubicin after problems with a contract manufacturer, its third such issue in 12 months.
CRO Venn Life Sciences is spreading its reach around Europe through M&A, buying up a French outsourcer to bolster its abilities in data management.
CRO giant Icon continued its steady progress with another double-digit quarter of sales growth, piling up revenue with hopes of clearing $1.5 billion this year.
Charles River Laboratories is dialing up its expectations for the year after some M&A padded its second-quarter results, riding a 16.5% boost in sales.