Quintiles founder Dennis Gillings is planning to step down from his role as chairman by the end of the year, endorsing the leadership of CEO Tom Pike and transitioning into a more advisory role at the world's largest CRO.
Irish CRO Icon is expanding its drug launch and marketing services, trading $120 million in cash for MediMedia Pharma Solutions.
London startup TrialReach hauled in $13.5 million in Series B cash, funds that will help expand its technology designed to connect patients with their ideal clinical trials.
Covance posted a roughly 2% increase in sales last quarter, weeks before merging with LabCorp in a $6 billion deal that management says will help the CRO accelerate its growth.
India has long been a major player in the development and manufacturing of treatments, but more and more drugmakers are outsourcing the monitoring of on-the-market drugs to vendors in the country.
Japanese pharma giant Astellas is the latest drugmaker to make its clinical trial data available to outside researchers, increasing its R&D transparency but stopping short of some industry trailblazers.
Welsh CRO Simbec-Orion has agreed to run two late-stage trials, deals the company says affirm the strategy behind its 2014 merger.
Fast-expanding CRO genae is buying into clinical trial technology, acquiring a company that focuses on electronic data capture.
Irish CRO Icon is plotting a new so-called innovation hub in its native Ireland, planning to hire 200 workers as it builds out a data-minded expansion.
Despite posting an uptick in revenue last quarter, CRO giant Parexel International is slightly lowering its outlook for fiscal 2015, betting that its backlog of deals will eventually make up for some soft sales.
Parexel is leasing a North Carolina building from GlaxoSmithKline, part of a deal between the two in which the CRO will absorb some researchers on the way out as the drugmaker mounts a major restructuring.
Australia's Novotech has made a permanent home in Hong Kong, ditching its old office in favor of a larger space as it works to capitalize on the growing demand for clinical services in the region.
San Francisco's goBalto raised $12 million to push its clinical trial software, designed to expedite study startup.
The European Medicines Agency is recommending its member states stop selling drugs tied to improprieties at a GVK Biosciences facility in India.
PPD has amped up the biologics capabilities at its Irish manufacturing operation, opening a new lab devoted to the development of large-molecule treatments.
Drug developers commonly deal with a host of CROs as they work their way from preclinical testing to first-in-human trials, a process designed to maximize the strengths of each contractor. But a piecemeal approach to early-stage development can lead to costly delays, according to Covance, which is pitching an all-encompassing offering it claims can seamlessly shuttle molecules from animal studies to Phase II.
Cel-Sci, seeking $50 million from former partner inVentiv Health, will soon get its day in court against the CRO.
U.K. CRO Ergomed, which often shares the risks and rewards of R&D with its clients, grew its revenue by 14% in 2014, and the company hopes to ride a late-year boom into 2015.
In-transition drug developer AMRI has won a 10-year contract with the National Institutes of Health to help develop and manufacture neurological drugs.
The R&D innovators at Evotec have signed a deal to lend their drug discovery muscle to U.K. biotech C4X Discovery, hoping to develop selective drugs that can combat addiction without druggy side effects.