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TFS takes the plunge on a risk-sharing deal for a Parkinson's drug

Swedish CRO TFS is working with local biotech LobSor Pharmaceuticals on a new treatment for Parkison's disease, agreeing to share the risks and potential rewards of the development process.

WuXi signs on to help ReGenX manufacture gene therapies

Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech is joining forces with the gene therapy experts at ReGenX Bio to hammer out a manufacturing process for the company's potential one-time treatments.

Patheon shoots for a $100M IPO after $2.6B PE deal

Patheon, snapped up by private equity in a $2.6 billion merger last year, is already plotting a path back to the public markets, filing for a $100 million U.S. IPO.

Synexus looks to widen its footprint after $128M PE deal

Months after changing hands in a $128 million deal, CRO Synexus is gearing up for growth, looking to expand its geographic reach and areas of expertise.

INC wants to hear from trial sites on how to improve R&D

INC Research has started what it says is the industry's first site advocacy group, gathering study investigators to discuss how to improve speed and results in R&D.

CRO Veristat eyes a roomier HQ after years of growth

Veristat is on the verge of a move, leasing a new headquarters in Massachusetts to accomodate its fast-growing workforce.

LabCorp inks a cancer deal with Covance in mind

LabCorp, now the owner of CRO giant Covance, partnered up with Japan's Sysmex to bring in some new technology it believes will make its subsidiary more competitive in the market for oncology clinical trials.

WuXi lands a role in the U.K.'s plot to sequence 100,000 genomes

WuXi PharmaTech's NextCODE secured a spot among the companies and research institutions taking part in Genomics England, contending for a lead role in the group's ambitious effort to sequence the genomes of 100,000 people.

Quintiles cuts the ribbon on a new Chinese R&D hub

Quintiles has opened up a new, up-sized headquarters in China, toasting the country's growth as a global biopharma power and angling to play a bigger role in its continued evolution.

Recipharm signs on to develop Follicum's hair-growth drug

Contract drug developer Recipharm has inked a deal with Swedish biotech Follicum to help get the company's top prospect into clinical trials, handling formulation and production.

AMRI partners up in drug discovery amid a corporate turnaround

Contract drugmaker AMRI is shifting some of its focus to early-stage R&D, partnering up with a neighboring biotech to expand its capabilities in drug discovery.

Parexel rejigs its randomization tech with an eye on speed

CRO giant Parexel has updated its technology for patient randomization and clinical supply management, touting the latest version as a valuable tool for speeding up the process of designing studies.

DaVita's in-house CRO stretches out across Europe

DaVita Clinical Research, which handles outsourced trials for the kidney care giant, is expanding its European presence, bringing in global experts to extend its network of R&D sites.

BioClinica partners up for risk-based management

BioClinica has inked a deal with consulting firm Kinapse to help spread the adoption of its risk-based monitoring service, a targeted approach to keeping tabs on trials.

EMA still wants 700 GVK-related drugs off the market

The European Medicines Agency has affirmed its January recommendation, calling for the suspension of more than 700 products tied to improprieties at a GVK Biosciences facility in India.

Ergomed snags a postmarketing firm with its eye on pharmacovigilance

U.K. CRO Ergomed is expanding its share of the postmarketing services business, buying a medical information firm that fields patient queries for drug companies.

Quintiles homes in on Asian biotech with its latest offering

Quintiles, the world's largest CRO, is targeting the growing number of small and midsize biotech companies in Asia, porting its bespoke offering to the region in hopes of partnering with the continent's up-and-coming drug developers.

Quintiles' founders bank $770M in secondary offering

A group of Quintiles shareholders including the CRO's founder made about $770 million in a secondary stock offering, selling a bulk of shares back to the company and cashing in on its success.

Quotient Clinical soars in its first year after a PE buyout

A year removed from taking a private equity buyout, U.K. CRO Quotient Clinical has watched demand for its services spike, the company said, plotting some major investments to keep the pace of growth.

InVentiv invests in compliance as regulations shift for real-world studies

CRO inVentiv Health is amping up its capacity in regulatory compliance to prepare for changes in European trial rules, unveiling a global database it claims can help sponsors avoid costly confusion.