Novartis, in the midst of a long-running effort to make clinical trials more efficient, has recruited Qualcomm to help it gather and store patient data from medical devices.
Novella Clinical, owned by Quintiles, struck a deal with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to join forces on trial services, expanding their existing relationship to create a seamless offering for medical device developers.
Evotec, a risk-sharing R&D collaborator, has extended its relationship with biotech startup Padlock Therapeutics, inking a new deal that will see the pair progress into preclinical development.
X-Chem, a subsidiary of PPD, has signed a deal with Johnson & Johnson to provide its library of molecules to aid in the discovery of new treatments for inflammatory disease.
AMRI, on the mend after a rough quarter, is laying out $60 million to expand its manufacturing footprint, agreeing to buy a couple of outposts from service provider Aptuit.
Chinese CRO giant WuXi PharmaTech is continuing its push into genomic sequencing, paying $65 million for NextCODE Health, a Big Data-focused spinout of the high-profile deCODE.
Fujifilm has completed its acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics, a contract manufacturer with a focus on vaccines.
German contract researcher Evotec has paired off with Ohio State to help the school develop an in-house cancer prospect, lending its technology and expertise.
China's WuXi PharmaTech has launched an app to allow clients to order its chemistry services on the go, touting it as an industry first as the CRO works to claim more of the small-molecule services market.
Improprieties at a GVK Biosciences facility in India have led some European countries to pull medicines from shelves, and the resulting fallout is cutting into the CRO's profits.
A malfunctioning thermostat led to the deaths of 13 research primates at a Covance facility, according to authorities, and the CRO could be in line for federal punishment.
PPD has signed a deal with service provider Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories to collaborate in Japan, pooling resources in a joint venture designed to tap the growing market for clinical research there.
X-Chem, the biotech that operates from within PPD, signed a second agreement with partner Bayer, outlicensing a second discovery-stage program.
German contract developer Evotec pocketed €8 million ($10 million) from its ongoing R&D collaborations with Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, capping a big year for the innovative company.
Contract researcher KCR is dialing up its presence in Ukraine, buying out a competitor's whole clinical portfolio and doubling down on a country it believes is ripe for R&D growth.
WuXi PharmaTech, China's largest CRO, is blueprinting forays into two of the hottest locales for U.S. R&D, planning to open offices in Boston and San Francisco.
PPD has signed a data-minded deal with the collection experts at ERT, a partnership the companies believe will help their clients conduct more efficient trials.
Health Decisions, a week removed from the plane crash that claimed the life of its CEO, has recruited a CRO veteran from the University of North Carolina to step in as interim chief executive and oversee its transition.
BioClinica, fresh from its latest merger, has named a Pfizer executive as its next CEO.
North Carolina CRO Health Decisions is working its way back to normalcy after the death of its founder and CEO, processing a loss that "devastated" its staff, an executive said.