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PPD reaches into China with a new central lab

PPD has opened a new central lab facility in Shanghai, expanding its testing services into China as it stretches out around the globe.

Catalent wraps up a $52M manufacturing expansion

Catalent doubled its capacity at a Kentucky manufacturing facility, wrapping up a $52 million project with plans to add about 140 new workers.

Quintiles deepens its Latin American ties with Argentine partnership

Quintiles is further entrenching itself in Latin America, striking a deep-rooted alliance with a research site in Buenos Aires to widen its global network of trusted partners.

Recipharm bets on a U.S. biotech with an R&D joint venture

Swedish contract drug developer Recipharm has signed a deal with Virginia's Synthonics, investing in the biotech and lending its expertise in the development of new compounds.

Two ophthalmology CROs join forces for ocular R&D

Iris Pharma and Oculos Clinical Research, two CROs focused on the eye, have inked a strategic alliance to boost their profiles in the contracting world.

Aptuit pairs up with an Italian CRO for drug discovery

U.S. contractor Aptuit has signed a deal with Italy's Axxam to team up on early-stage R&D services, pooling their resources to better compete for projects.

Clinipace bags CRO Accovion in its latest global buyout

Serial acquirer Clinipace has bought up European CRO Accovion, striking its 6th deal in as many years as it seeks to expand its global reach.

Protea buys CRO vivoPharm for preclinical expertise

West Virginia bioanalytics outfit Protea Biosciences has acquired preclinical researcher vivoPharm to expand in the world of early-stage oncology development.

WuXi gets a manufacturing subsidiary on the Chinese stock market

Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech has pushed one of its manufacturing subsidiaries onto the local stock market, selling off a stake as it focuses on its high-growth biologics business.

Parexel partners up for clinical trial education

CRO giant Parexel International has unveiled three new education programs in partnership with schools around the world, lending its expertise in hopes of training the next generation of clinical researchers.

Catalent reaches into Australia with latest buyout

Catalent is buying a drug packaging operation in Australia, extending its global reach with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

PPD sets off in Japan with SNBL joint venture

PPD and partner Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories have hit the ground running with their Japanese joint venture, closing a deal that will see them join forces in the country's growing market for clinical trials.

AMRI shutters another plant with an eye on its bottom line

Contract drug developer AMRI is closing down a U.K. manufacturing operation as part of its across-the-board change in strategy, an effort to get back to growth after a rough string of quarters.

Piramal sells its CRO division to India's Indoco

Indian conglomerate Piramal has sold off its CRO business to Indoco Remedies, getting rid of a business "not considered strategic in nature," according to the company.

PRA bets big on Phase I studies with a new outpost and global expansions

In its first big move since pulling off a $306 million IPO, PRA Health Sciences is stretching out its early-stage development efforts, expanding its Phase I heft around the world.

WuXi and AstraZeneca roll toward Chinese approval with an arthritis drug

Partners WuXi PharmaTech and AstraZeneca's MedImmune are on schedule with a rheumatoid arthritis-treating antibody designed for the Chinese market, as the country's regulators have accepted their application.

PPD's X-Chem flips some potential drugs to partner Navitor

X-Chem, PPD's in-house biotech company, struck a deal with pioneering startup Navitor Pharmaceuticals, outlicensing some early-stage compounds discovered with its proprietary technology.

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.