U.K. contractor DrugDev has purchased software provider CFS Clinical with plans to merge the company's trial management program with its own investigator network.
India's ongoing efforts to tighten clinical trial regulations have stirred controversy among researchers around the globe, and now the world's largest CRO has shuttered one of its facilities in the country, citing a tough regulatory climate.
Germany's Aenova has sealed a deal for contract development and manufacturing outfit Haupt Pharma, a buyout that expands its capabilities and global reach.
Pennsylvania contractor Clinlogix has bought Germany's ikfe CRO, looking to expand its presence in Europe's market for clinical development.
Novella Clinical has snagged its first high-profile partnership since being bought by CRO giant Quintiles, teaming up with biotech Scioderm to manage a mid-stage trial of the company's rare skin disease treatment.
English CRO Cmed is reaching into Boston and San Francisco, growing its U.S. presence and giving it a front-row seat at two hotbeds of biotech activity.
Quintiles is lending its research and analytics expertise to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, signing a deal to develop a massive registry of patient data that could help investigators develop new therapies.
Parexel International has inked a deal to pool its clinical trial data management service with a Japanese provider, teaming up to expand its share of the local market.
Irish CRO Icon is riding the spike in demand for adaptive trial monitoring, unveiling a new service that parses study data and highlights potential safety issues in real time.
Like many top-tier schools, Yale University has a wealth of expertise and capability in clinical research, and now, citing demand for medical device studies, the Ivy League institution has teamed up with a CRO to land more trial contracts.
Catalent has snapped up a Brazilian contract manufacturer, expanding its hold on the global softgel market by growing its presence in Latin America.
Syngene, the CRO arm of Indian biotech giant Biocon, is poised to swell about 20% a year, CEO Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, making it the continent's fastest-growing service provider.
Drug developers look to external labs to do all manners of tests, but they can easily get stretched too thin when trying to manage myriad vendors. Covance is kicking off an external lab management offering, promising to save its clients as much as 65% in oversight costs.
After a booming 2012, the CRO industry is likely to grow even further, one analyst projects, riding an increase in biotech funding and drug development successes.
After years of regulatory woes and drug shortages, Boehringer Ingelheim is calling it quits for Ben Venue, planning to shut down its contract manufacturing arm by year's end and lay off about 1,100 workers.
Fresh off making its U.S. landfall, British CRO TranScrip Partners has expanded into Hong Kong, bringing its development and marketing services to Asia.
AMRI has signed a long-term contract with the U.K.'s defense department, agreeing to take an investigational drug to Phase I with a chance to re-up once there.
Counting on a boom in the Asian demand for injectables, contract manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services has opened the doors on a nearly 40,000-square-foot facility.
Quintiles has kicked off a study to determine whether early genomic profiling of cancer patients can help inform physician decisions and match the right participant with the right study, a method the CRO said could speed up the development process of personalized drugs.
While drug developers have been outsourcing studies in China for years, the country's fast-growing local market has created a need for in-China, for-China services. That's why CRO giant Parexel has launched Dĭng Huī, a Beijing-headquartered offshoot dedicated to helping clients get their therapies on the Chinese market.