U.K. outsourcers PolyTherics and Antitope have merged to pool their R&D resources, christening the combined company Abzena and targeting the bustling biomedical hub of Cambridge for new headquarters.
Rho, a midsize contract researcher out of North Carolina, is looking to expand its footprint to deal with a widening client base, setting out to expand its ranks of investigators and execs.
Cloud-based data magnate Medidata has signed a deal with TransCelerate BioPharma, a consortium of the world's largest drugmakers, to modernize the way the industry conducts clinical trials.
As the industry embraces risk-based clinical trial monitoring, Parexel International is expanding its banner eClinical offering to help sponsors make data-driven decisions in the middle of a study.
Global CRO Covance is looking to expand its share of the drug-commercialization space, buying up a U.K. market access specialist to help its clients sell their approved products.
China's WuXi PharmaTech has completed work on a biologics safety testing facility in Suzhou, adding 38,000 square feet of lab space to its sprawling presence in the area.
Bayer is joining the bandwagon of drugmakers getting in on clinical trial transparency, signing on to share some of its data with researchers but stopping well short of industry trailblazers.
Oft-merged CRO giant PRA has expanded its large-molecule capabilities in the U.S., setting up a bioanalysis shop right next to its clinics to make for faster trials.
Germany's Evotec splits its operation between contract research for big-name third parties and in-house work on its own pipeline, riding its uncommon take on the CRO business to an uptick in revenue last quarter.
Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech notched another strong sales quarter, boosting its revenue by 11.3% thanks to escalating demand for its manufacturing services.
Quintiles, the world's largest CRO, is further expanding its outside-the-clinic business, agreeing to buy healthcare analytics outfit Encore Health Resources to beef up its access to real-world patient data.
Irish CRO Icon has closed out its $143.5 million acquisition of Aptiv Solutions, a deal designed to amp up its technology and expand its presence in Japan.
WuXi PharmaTech, China's largest CRO, is upping its capacity in its two largest markets, wrapping up an expansion of a U.S. early-stage operation and breaking ground on an R&D campus outside of Shanghai.
Chinese CRO Tigermed is buying its way into the U.S., signing a deal to trade $50.3 million for a majority stake in Pennsylvania's Frontage Laboratories.
Contract drug developer AMRI turned in a stagnant revenue quarter, watching profits slip as it prepares to shake off its dependence on royalties and embrace a future in large-scale manufacturing.
Avillion, a contract researcher that teams up on late-stage drugs in exchange for a cut of profits, has added the complementarily focused Royalty Pharma to its investor syndicate, joining VCs Abingworth and Clarus Ventures.
Non-clinical contract researcher Huntingdon Life Sciences has acquired Harlan Laboratories, boosting its stake in animal models and creating a combined company with revenue it says will reach near half a billion dollars a year.
Chinese outsourcing giant WuXi PharmaTech passed an FDA audit at one of its local facilities and broke ground on a new plant in the U.S., executing on its two-pronged strategy to take a bigger share of the global drug development market.
Covance's shares fell as much as 10% after the CRO missed its internal sales goals in the first quarter and dialed down its revenue projection for the year.
Charles River Laboratories posted a slight increase in sales last quarter, crediting a rise in preclinical demand as it counts on some new acquisitions to brighten 2014.