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Teva settles with Catalent, Perrigo in inhaler patent suit

Catalent and Perrigo will be able to sell generic versions of Teva's ProAir HFA inhaler starting in late 2016, resolving a patent dispute between the two parties.

Parexel rolls out new eClinical tech to speed up study start-up

Parexel International has reformatted its clinical trial management software, streamlining its services with an update the company believes can help its clients start studies faster.

Simbec buys its way into late-stage R&D with Orion deal

Welsh CRO Simbec Research is expanding beyond its focus on early-phase studies, buying up Orion Clinical Services in a move the company says will make it a full-service organization.

Japanese CRO taps BBK for a U.S. joint venture

Japan's CROèe, a patient-recruitment-focused contractor, has deepened its ties with partner BBK, launching a joint venture in the U.S. to provide a gateway into the country's growing market for drug development.

Quintiles partners up to flex its commercial muscles

Quintiles believes in better drug sales through data analytics, signing a deal with a marketing-optimization company to pool resources and figure out how to better reach physicians on behalf of its commercialization clients.

BioClinica dives into adaptive trials with latest buy

Just three months after wrapping its latest merger, BioClinica has made another acquisition, snapping up Blueprint Clinical to expand its capabilities in the growing field of risk-based management.

Accelera signs up for pioneering CAR-T research

Preclinical CRO Accelera has teamed up with French biotech Cellectis to investigate a cancer therapy in the promising CAR-T class, treatments that use a patient's own T cells to attack tumors....

After a year of dealmaking, PRA settles in with a new identity

A year removed from the $1.3 billion deal that made it a top-5 CRO, PRA has integrated its various acquisitions and is rebranding itself as a sprawling global drug development resourcer.

Korean pharma booster recruits Novotech to boost local R&D

Novotech, which bills itself as Australia's largest CRO, has signed a deal with a South Korean outfit to help bolster the country's status among global drug development locales.

Quintiles signs an expansive deal to chart effects of physical therapy

Quintiles, the world's largest CRO, is lending its Big Data heft to the American Physical Therapy Association, agreeing to help create a registry of patient outcomes data to inform future treatment.

Karyopharm taps CRO Veristat for cancer R&D

Biotech Karyopharm Therapeutics has signed a deal with Veristat, recruiting the CRO to serve as a preferred partner as it develops a pipeline of first-in-class oncology treatments.

InVentiv, Oncobiologics kick off their biosimilar alliance, target Humira

CRO inVentiv Health and biotech partner Oncobiologics have a plot to cash in on the burgeoning market for knockoffs of biotech drugs, and the two have begun development on a biosimilar of the blockbuster Humira.

Parexel eyes a $150M share buyback

Parexel International has approved a stock repurchase program of up to $150 million, and the company plans to use its existing cash and credit to buy up its own shares and boost investor value. 

CROs unite to kick-start a biotech's pipeline

Four pharma service providers, led by MPI Research, have joined forces to form KPI Therapeutics, a new biotech designed to develop promising drug candidates and speed their way to market.

Celerion moves into Singapore amid Asian expansion

Lincoln, NE, CRO Celerion has opened up shop in Singapore, following through on its efforts to tap the fast-growing Asian market for clinical research.

TrialScope buys up Deloitte's clinical study tech, bags $5M

Clinical trial software provider TrialScope has acquired most of Deloitte's life sciences analytics business, picking up a $5 million investment as it works to expand its share of the eClinical market.

InVentiv signs on to market 3-D printed drugs

Aprecia has an MIT-licensed method of 3-D printing pills and a plan to hit the market with easy-to-take formulations of top-selling medicines. To get there, the biotech has tapped CRO inVentiv Health, which is on hand to lend its commercialization expertise.

Bristol-Myers deepens its ties to Biocon's CRO and Indian R&D

As many drugmakers scale down their R&D presences in India, Bristol-Myers Squibb is strengthening its relationship with Syngene, the CRO arm of local giant Biocon.

Parexel picks a chief scientist to guide a transition

CRO Parexel International has been working to better unify its disparate service divisions, and now the company has named its first chief scientific officer to oversee its end-to-end offerings.

AMRI's paying $110M for a bolt-on CMO

In the midst of an ongoing reorganization, contract developer AMRI has made another buy in manufacturing, signing a deal to scoop up CMO OsoBio for $110 million in cash.