Global CRO Quintiles is reaching out to software provider OmniComm to replace its Phase I eClinical technology, signing a 5-year deal with the Florida company.
Contract drug developer AMRI will close down its Syracuse, NY, facility by midyear, part of an effort to cut costs and realign its business.
CRO inVentiv Health is teaming up with IntelliCell BioSciences to get the biotech's regenerative medicine candidate through the IND stage, pitching in to develop a novel treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Certara, an informatics-focused pharma contractor, has bought up specialty CRO Synchrogenix, absorbing a company devoted to regulatory writing with hopes of expanding its market share.
On the whole, the CRO industry is increasing its budgets for merit-based pay increases, according to a survey.
Catalent has signed a deal to lend its biologics development technology to China's Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals and help the drugmaker get working on copies of some top-selling drugs.
Pacira Pharmaceuticals is counting on an expanded indication and swell in demand for its surgical pain treatment, and the biotech has inked a deal with contract manufacturer Patheon to collaborate on production in a multiyear agreement.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is re-upping with market-access outfit DKSH to dial up its commercialization efforts in Asia, extending a deal signed in 2010.
Parexel International is looking to scale up its capabilities in medical imaging for clinical trials, expanding its eClinical outfit and appointing an industry veteran to steer the way.
Clinipace has signed a far-reaching deal with biotech Karyopharm, agreeing to handle a host of studies under a preferred provider arrangement.
Charles River Laboratories has closed its bid for two CROs formerly owned by drug developer Galapagos, trading $179 million up front and up to $7 million down the line for Argenta and BioFocus.
Germany's Evotec subverts the traditional CRO model by cozying up to its development partners with risk-splitting deals, and the company's approach to R&D has attracted Debiopharm and Convergence Pharmaceuticals with programs in cancer and chronic pain.
AMRI has wrapped up its $41 million effort to acquire contract manufacturer Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, and the company says it's in line for an immediate windfall.
Contract developer Particle Sciences has nailed down a deal with Actavis, lending its drug delivery expertise to the generics giant.
WuXi PharmaTech, China's largest pharma outsourcing outfit, is investing in a startup that makes tiny, edible bar codes designed to prevent drug counterfeiting, planning to offer the same technology to its manufacturing customers.
Global CRO Clinipace has agreed to manage clinical trials for Nexstim as the Finnish devicemaker works toward FDA approval for its neurostimulation therapy.
CRO BioClinica said it inked two long-term deals with major drugmakers totaling $30 million, touting its eClinical technology as driving sponsor interest.
North Carolina CRO Rho has signed up to help the U.S. government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority design and conduct clinical trials for treatments that protect against bioterrorism and other public health emergencies, getting in line for as much as $100 million over 5 years.
A month removed from a $915 million buyout deal, CRO Medpace has signed on to help biotech NephroGenex get through Phase III with its promising kidney disease candidate.
Raleigh, NC's BioDelivery Sciences is expecting to win FDA approval for its opioid-dependence patch this summer, and the biotech has enlisted global contractor Quintiles to handle the launch.