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

Big CROs are booming, but can it last?

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 debuts new testing tech for quality control

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.

A glitch in bioequivalence software puts trial results in doubt

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.

Roche taps DKSH to move its products in Asia

DKSH, a well-heeled pharma marketing operation, has reupped with Roche, expanding a long-standing agreement to include more of Asia.

PPD pairs off with Sellas to pick up the pipeline pace

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.

INC signs on to help Provectus get its regulatory act together

Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, a biotech that has been stung by regulatory setbacks, has recruited INC Research to audit its data on two drug candidates, tasking the CRO with poring over its documents as it moves into late-stage development.

Catalent reaches out to lung cancer patients with research agreement

Catalent has partnered with the Lung Cancer Alliance to survey patients on how they manage the disease and deal with treatment compliance, an effort to highlight unmet needs and match them with new dosage forms.

Covance and Novartis team up with eyes on Big Data

Covance has joined forces with Novartis to develop new ways to help drug developers quickly integrate and analyze huge swaths of study data.

Parexel expands in the U.K. after an eClinical buyout

Parexel International is widening its presence in Nottingham, U.K., tapping local grant funds to consolidate some outposts with plans to grow around its latest acquisition.

Clinipace raises $4M after staging 5 buyouts in 5 years

North Carolina CRO Clinipace has raised $4 million, and while the company isn't disclosing why it needs the cash, the move follows years of dealmaking and could be a prelude to another buyout.