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Icon is buying Aptiv with a focus on adaptive trials

CRO giant Icon has agreed to trade $143.5 million for Aptiv Solutions, looking to complement its own technology in complex trial design and expand its presence in Japan.

Covance dials up its biologics offerings, adding 100 new jobs

Global CRO Covance is expanding its heft in biologics development, plotting to double its capacity over the next 5 years.

CMO Recipharm plots a $142M Swedish IPO

Amid the prolonged bull market for life sciences IPOs, a handful of European firms are lining up to test the waters in Europe, including CMO giant Recipharm, which is planning to stage a $142 million offering.

TKL cuts the ribbon on a new Phase I operation

Contract outfit TKL Research has opened a new early-phase-focused clinic in Northern New Jersey, looking to capitalize on demand for Phase I services as it expands its footprint.

AMRI bets on manufacturing with $41M Cedarburg buyout

AMRI has inked a deal to trade $41 million for contract manufacturer Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, looking to broaden its capabilities in the sector and home in on API production.

Risk-sharing researcher Evotec buys an academic pipeline

Germany's Evotec has signed a deal to buy up a biopharma asset management company and get its hands on some promising drug candidates, broadening its novel approach to the CRO game by adding some unpartnered assets to its stable of collaborations.

Parexel eyes Asian trials with Singapore expansion

Parexel is stretching its global network of clinical trial supply operations with a new distribution center in Singapore, bringing the facility online to better support studies across the globe.

GVK plots a $16.5M Indian expansion as it dials up its global presence

Indian CRO GVK Biosciences is looking to boost its capabilities in contract manufacturing, planning to build a new plant in its home country while stretching its presence abroad.

Meet DPx, the result of a $2.6B CMO merger

A $2.6 billion deal united contract manufacturers Patheon and DSM Pharmaceutical Products, and now the combined company has emerged to do business under the monicker DPx, expecting to bank $2 billion in revenue this year.

Post-merger BioClinica looks to corner the imaging market

BioClinica has come out the other side of its second merger in as many years, absorbing CCBR-Synarc and plotting to shift its focus toward medical imaging and specialty services for clinical trials.

PPD lands a federal bioterror deal worth up to $100M

PPD has signed a contract with the U.S. government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, agreeing to design and conduct clinical trials for products that protect against bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

Charles River snaps up Galapagos' CRO biz for $179M

Charles River Laboratories is looking to pad its preclinical prowess, inking a $179 million deal with drugmaker Galapagos for two CRO subsidiaries and a chance to expand its in vitro biology expertise.

WuXi deepens its genomics might with Illumina, Pacific Biomarkers deals

Fresh off scoring U.S. certification for its genomics lab, China's WuXi PharmaTech is amping up its lab testing services, buying into Illumina's $1,000 genome technology and teaming up with Pacific Biomarkers to broaden its assay menu.

Clinipace dives into Asia with Choice Pharma buyout

North Carolina's Clinipace is looking to scale up its global presence, buying out Hong Kong CRO Choice Pharma and planning to merge its operations into a transcontinental player.

Quintiles' bankrollers eye another $1B in second offering

Quintiles founder Dennis Gillings and a trio of private equity backers hauled in more than $400 million when the company first went public, and now they're looking to reap nearly $1 billion more in a secondary public offering.

Columbia Labs inches forward in its first quarter as a CRO

After numerous setbacks and transitional moves, Columbia Laboratories has settled into its new identity as a CRO, closing its first full quarter of CRO revenue and plotting a brighter future.

INC buys its way into the Middle East with MEK deal

INC Research is doubling down on the Middle East, buying up a longtime partner to tighten its grip on a region the CRO says is rapidly developing into a go-to market for clinical research.

WuXi soars on manufacturing and plots another leap in 2014

WuXi PharmaTech boosted its revenue 15.6% last year, and China's largest CRO is expecting to match that growth in the new year, counting on steady demand for manufacturing and a larger share of the U.S. research market.

Celerion stretches into South Korea for translational studies

Early-phase CRO Celerion is expanding its reach into South Korea, partnering up with a local hospital to run trials in the country's fast-growing market for clinical research.

Harlan partners up for early-stage drug development

Indiana's Harlan Laboratories has struck up a deal with French CRO Bertin Pharma to pool resources on early development, teaming up to offer drug discovery and translational medicine services.