CRO magnate Icon and and eClinical outfit Medidata are pooling their resources to offer a combined platform for patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials, touting their technology as faster and more effective in surveying participants.
Nonprofit researcher SRI International has struck a deal with Japanese drugmaker Nobelpharma to collaborate on a new treatment for the painful gynecological disease endometriosis.
PRA is planning to cap months of dealmaking with a Wall Street splash, filing to go public and bank $375 million in the process.
European CRO Venn Life Sciences has agreed to pitch in on a major international study of a new stent that harmlessly dissolves in the body.
Ricerca Bioscience is looking to get bought, and if it can't, the Ohio-headquartered CRO is clearing the way for massive layoffs.
TransCelerate BioPharma, a nonprofit founded by some of the world's biggest drugmakers, is looking to standardize how the industry protects patient privacy when sharing data.
Contract drug developer AMRI is expanding its platform to include protein R&D, investing in a market the company expects to boom over the coming years.
Catalent dialed up its revenue and income in a busy fiscal 2014, and now the drug developer is projecting up to 5% sales growth in the coming year, counting on global expansion to extend its reach.
Countless clinical trials are done in by unexpectedly well-performing placebo arms, a phenomenon particularly common in psychiatric studies. PPD believes a new, proprietary trial design can substantially level the playing field, and the CRO has paid an undisclosed sum to get its hands on the technology.
DPx, the result of a $2.6 billion merger of Patheon and DSM Pharmaceutical Products, has acquired U.S. contract manufacturer Gallus BioPharmaceuticals.
Patient-recruitment specialist Synexus has expanded its presence in South Africa, buying up another trial site in the country as it touts a growing list of clients.
German CRO Cenix BioScience has signed a deal with a BASF subsidiary to help ferret out new biomarkers, focusing on the growing field of metabolomics.
Cancer Research UK has enlisted contract drugmaker Onyx Scientific to pitch in on some of its early research projects, handling development and manufacturing for clinical trials.
With months of dealmaking and mergers under its belt, CRO PRA Health Sciences is consolidating some of its outposts, constructing a new facility that will eventually house more than 850 employees.
Drug developer Catalent is teaming up with biomarker outfit Minomic International to get a new prostate cancer treatment into the clinic, tapping its expertise in crafting targeted oncology treatments.
Swedish contract developer Recipharm is looking to expand its share of the European manufacturing market, trading $164.5 million for Italy's Corvette Pharmaceutical Services.
Global CRO Quintiles and gene sequencing magnate Illumina are scouting for some promising scientists, offering the use of their cash and technology to advance oncology research.
Biotech Otologic Pharmaceuticals has chosen North Carolina's PharPoint Research to run an early trial of its lead candidate, a treatment for hearing loss.
Like most CROs, Parexel International relies on Big Pharma for most of its service revenue. But the recent explosion in biotech IPOs and venture capital deals has put a lot of money in the hands of small drugmakers, and that's changing the approach for the industry's largest contractors, a company exec said.
German contract researcher Evotec has signed a deal with Medicines for Malaria Venture, lending its expertise to the nonprofit's efforts to encourage neglected disease R&D around the world.