Damian Garde

Biography for Damian Garde

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

Biogen and Quintiles ink a deep-seated deal to boost R&D efficiency

Going well beyond the standard sponsor-CRO relationship, Biogen Idec has recruited Quintiles to revamp its clinical development process, giving the contractor a seat at the R&D table to improve trial efficiency.

Theorem deepens its ties with Medidata

CRO Theorem Clinical Research has expanded its partnership with eClinical provider Medidata, tapping technology that will allow it to capture data directly from patients.

WuXi poaches an AstraZeneca exec to amp up Chinese R&D

Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech has convinced Steve Yang, head of Asian R&D for AstraZeneca, to jump ship, joining the company as it looks to expand its presence in its home country and abroad.

Quintiles taps OmniComm for early-stage data management

Global CRO Quintiles is reaching out to software provider OmniComm to replace its Phase I eClinical technology, signing a 5-year deal with the Florida company.

AMRI plans to shutter an R&D shop to save cash

Contract drug developer AMRI will close down its Syracuse, NY, facility by midyear, part of an effort to cut costs and realign its business.

InVentiv signs up to get IntelliCell's regenerative drug into the clinic

CRO inVentiv Health is teaming up with IntelliCell BioSciences to get the biotech's regenerative medicine candidate through the IND stage, pitching in to develop a novel treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Certara buys Synchrogenix with its eye on regulatory writing

Certara, an informatics-focused pharma contractor, has bought up specialty CRO Synchrogenix, absorbing a company devoted to regulatory writing with hopes of expanding its market share.

CROs are spending more on merit raises, survey says

On the whole, the CRO industry is increasing its budgets for merit-based pay increases, according to a survey.

Catalent inks a biosimilar alliance with a Chinese drugmaker

Catalent has signed a deal to lend its biologics development technology to China's Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals and help the drugmaker get working on copies of some top-selling drugs.

Pacira picks Patheon to hit the gas on pain drug production

Pacira Pharmaceuticals is counting on an expanded indication and swell in demand for its surgical pain treatment, and the biotech has inked a deal with contract manufacturer Patheon to collaborate on production in a multiyear agreement.