X-Chem, PPD's in-house biotech company, has signed a deal with the rare disease specialists at Alexion to lend out its molecular library and help discover new treatments.
INC Research has deepened its partnership with the Society for Clinical Research Sites, supporting a training program and working to increase communication between trial sites and study investigators.
Catalent has signed a deal with Sellas to help the Swiss drugmaker develop an existing insomnia treatment for other central nervous system disorders.
Meda, a Swedish specialty pharma outfit, is scaling back its relationship with contract drug developer Recipharm, endangering jobs and putting a site at risk of closure.
WuXi PharmaTech is moving toward an IPO for one of its R&D and manufacturing subsidiaries, hoping to take advantage of a new market in its native China.
Some European Union states have suspended the approvals of drugs tied to a data falsification scandal at CRO GVK Biosciences, and the European Medicines Agency is investigating whether to recommend a continental halt.
Quintiles has unveiled a new offering that combines its pharmacovigilance, label management, risk-benefit research and analytics into a single product, touting the service as a catch-all for approved drugs.
Indian CRO GVK Biosciences has signed a deal with a Japanese outfit to market its drug repurposing services in the country, part of the company's plot to diversify its revenue sources.
WuXi PharmaTech has spent the last year and change amping up its genomics expertise, and now China's largest CRO has signed a deal with Cambridge, MA's NextCODE Health to further grow its bioinformatics offerings.
Pharma outsourcer Almac has signed a deal that allows it to add emergency services to its clinical trial management platform, allowing sponsors to quickly handle unforeseen problems and minimize the need for unblinding data, the company said.
Fast-growing German CRO Accovion has made its way into France, opening up a new subsidiary as it works to become Europe's biggest independent pharma outsourcer.
Swedish contract drug developer Recipharm has signed a deal to extend its reach into France, buying a new facility and partnering with a local firm.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health are proposing new rules that would greatly expand the number of clinical trials required to publicize their results, a move that could change how CROs handle data.
Medidata and partner TransCelerate BioPharma, a nonprofit run by the world's largest drugmakers, are amplifying their call for clinical trial runners to embrace new technology, unveiling study results that support the adoption of risk-based monitoring.
PRA Health Sciences and INC Research have both seen their shares tick upward since pulling off IPOs earlier this month, a sign that, despite biotech's boom and bust, the window for CRO debuts remains open.
NextDocs, a venture-backed document-management company, has signed a deal with Parexel to integrate its services with the CRO's growing eClinical platform.
After a weather-related shutdown at a New Mexico facility helped tank its quarterly earnings, AMRI has rectified the issue, bringing its plant back online as it works to get back on the path to growth.
Ohio-headquartered CRO Ricerca Biosciences can put off its liquidation plans, as the company has found an acquirer to keep its doors open just ahead of a self-imposed deadline.
The U.K.'s Consort Medical has closed its $374 million buyout of contract drug developer Aesica, part of an effort to diversify its offerings and expand the market for its proprietary drug delivery devices.
Pharma outsourcer Recipharm has acquired a Portuguese contract drug developer for €112.3 million ($140 million) in cash and stock, bolstering its global scale and further consolidating the world of R&D service providers.