Quintiles beefs up its risk-based monitoring tech

Quintiles has rewired its risk-based monitoring service to include analytics technology the CRO says can better predict pressure points in clinical trials, touting its new offering as the first of its kind.

AMRI recruits PerkinElmer to build out a new R&D hub

AMRI, in the process of consolidating its drug discovery services, is teaming up with life sciences giant PerkinElmer to accelerate a new biomedical hub in Buffalo, NY.

Recipharm snags a chemistry-focused CRO amid buyout push

Swedish drug developer Recipharm bought a local CRO for 15.1 million kronor ($6.2 million), fleshing out its chemistry services as it works to expand its share of the European market.

GVK inks a deep biotech deal as it rebuilds its reputation

India's GVK BioSciences, marred by a data scandal, has signed an exclusive deal with Swedish drug developer Medivir, agreeing to handle the bulk of the biotech's chemistry work.

PPD partners up for real-world outcomes research

As regulators and payers place increasing importance on real-world data, CRO PPD is working to expand its reach in the field, joining forces with a division of insurance giant Anthem.

ContraVir recruits CRO ImageIQ for shingles trial

Antiviral drug developer ContraVir Pharmaceuticals is working with ImageIQ on its Phase III program for a new shingles treatment, tapping the company for its imaging expertise.

TFS takes the plunge on a risk-sharing deal for a Parkinson's drug

Swedish CRO TFS is working with local biotech LobSor Pharmaceuticals on a new treatment for Parkison's disease, agreeing to share the risks and potential rewards of the development process.

WuXi signs on to help ReGenX manufacture gene therapies

Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech is joining forces with the gene therapy experts at ReGenX Bio to hammer out a manufacturing process for the company's potential one-time treatments.

Patheon shoots for a $100M IPO after $2.6B PE deal

Patheon, snapped up by private equity in a $2.6 billion merger last year, is already plotting a path back to the public markets, filing for a $100 million U.S. IPO.

Synexus looks to widen its footprint after $128M PE deal

Months after changing hands in a $128 million deal, CRO Synexus is gearing up for growth, looking to expand its geographic reach and areas of expertise.

INC wants to hear from trial sites on how to improve R&D

INC Research has started what it says is the industry's first site advocacy group, gathering study investigators to discuss how to improve speed and results in R&D.

CRO Veristat eyes a roomier HQ after years of growth

Veristat is on the verge of a move, leasing a new headquarters in Massachusetts to accomodate its fast-growing workforce.

LabCorp inks a cancer deal with Covance in mind

LabCorp, now the owner of CRO giant Covance, partnered up with Japan's Sysmex to bring in some new technology it believes will make its subsidiary more competitive in the market for oncology clinical trials.

WuXi lands a role in the U.K.'s plot to sequence 100,000 genomes

WuXi PharmaTech's NextCODE secured a spot among the companies and research institutions taking part in Genomics England, contending for a lead role in the group's ambitious effort to sequence the genomes of 100,000 people.

Quintiles cuts the ribbon on a new Chinese R&D hub

Quintiles has opened up a new, up-sized headquarters in China, toasting the country's growth as a global biopharma power and angling to play a bigger role in its continued evolution.

Recipharm signs on to develop Follicum's hair-growth drug

Contract drug developer Recipharm has inked a deal with Swedish biotech Follicum to help get the company's top prospect into clinical trials, handling formulation and production.

AMRI partners up in drug discovery amid a corporate turnaround

Contract drugmaker AMRI is shifting some of its focus to early-stage R&D, partnering up with a neighboring biotech to expand its capabilities in drug discovery.

Parexel rejigs its randomization tech with an eye on speed

CRO giant Parexel has updated its technology for patient randomization and clinical supply management, touting the latest version as a valuable tool for speeding up the process of designing studies.

DaVita's in-house CRO stretches out across Europe

DaVita Clinical Research, which handles outsourced trials for the kidney care giant, is expanding its European presence, bringing in global experts to extend its network of R&D sites.

BioClinica partners up for risk-based management

BioClinica has inked a deal with consulting firm Kinapse to help spread the adoption of its risk-based monitoring service, a targeted approach to keeping tabs on trials.