Damian Garde

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 dgarde@fiercemarkets.com and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.

Articles by Damian Garde

Quintiles and Quest team up for lab testing with $575M JV

Months after LabCorp acquired its rival Covance, Quintiles has signed a sweeping agreement with lab testing giant Quest Diagnostics to launch a joint venture focused on clinical trials.

Parexel buys an Indian CRO with an eye on drug safety

CRO giant Parexel International is acquiring an Indian company devoted to pharmacovigilance, looking to expand its share of the global market for managing drug safety data.

Recipharm pairs up with Adroit for chemistry services

Contract drug developer Recipharm has inked a deal with Adroit Science to join forces in drug formulation.

Ergomed reaches into Asia on the hunt for co-development deals

U.K. contractor Ergomed has made Asian landfall, opening an office in Taiwan with eyes on forging traditional CRO deals and signing risk-sharing agreements with drugmakers.

BioClinica expands in NC after a string of buyouts

Clinical trial service provider BioClinica is stretching out in the biopharma hotbed of Research Triangle Park, NC, opening a new operation to play a bigger role in drug development in the region.

Icon taps Carnegie Mellon to help patients better understand trials

When patients sign up for a clinical trial, how well do they understand the risks, requirements and restrictions that come with it? Icon, a global CRO that handles thousands of studies a year, is working with behavioral scientists at Carnegie Mellon University to study how investigators can improve the informed consent process.

Quintiles taps Google partner Tute Genomics for R&D

Quintiles, the world's largest CRO, has reached out to startup Tute Genomics for access to its database of 8.5 billion annotations of genetic variants.

Trial tech outfit Clinical Ink merges with app upstart

Clinical Ink, a provider of trial data software, is merging with Boston's CentrosHealth in hopes of expanding its platform for paperless studies.

PPD cozies up to trial site group with an eye on enrollment

PPD's Acurian subsidiary has expanded its relationship with the Society for Clinical Research Sites, a group representing thousands of trial outposts around the globe, focusing on improving patient recruitment.

Catalent shakes up its business with an eye on product launches

Catalent is merging a few of its core business units in hopes of better focusing on getting its clients' drugs onto the market and pulling off smooth launches.