Quintiles, the world's largest CRO, has reached out to startup Tute Genomics for access to its database of 8.5 billion annotations of genetic variants.
Clinical Ink, a provider of trial data software, is merging with Boston's CentrosHealth in hopes of expanding its platform for paperless studies.
PPD's Acurian subsidiary has expanded its relationship with the Society for Clinical Research Sites, a group representing thousands of trial outposts around the globe, focusing on improving patient recruitment.
Catalent is merging a few of its core business units in hopes of better focusing on getting its clients' drugs onto the market and pulling off smooth launches.
Hybrid researcher Evotec has signed a deal with microbiomics biotech Second Genome to lend out its drug discovery capabilities in hopes of crafting treatments that harness the power of the gut.
WuXi PharmaTech, China's largest CRO, is positioning itself to cash in on the fervor over new immunotherapies for cancer, planning to build a U.S. facility devoted to manufacturing the newfangled cell therapies.
The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) assembled a group of CRO leaders to advise TransCelerate BioPharma, a nonprofit group run by the biggest names in drug development.
Canadian CRO conglomerate Altasciences struck a deal with preclinical researcher ITR Laboratories, joining forces to create a discovery-to-development offering for drugmakers.
Contract drug developer Almac has reached a milestone in its efforts to develop in-house therapeutics, taking its top prospect into Phase I trials.
Global CRO Icon is launching a new service catered to the specific needs of medical device and diagnostic developers, touting one of its recent acquisitions as key to the move.
Contract drug developer Patheon, a year removed from a $2.6 billion merger, is expanding its manufacturing footprint with another acquisition, buying up a South Carolina specialist.
WuXi PharmaTech posted a record revenue year in 2014, and China's largest CRO is planning to increase its internal investments in hopes of delivering double-digit growth.
Enteris BioPharma is looking to make some money on the side of its drug-delivery operation, opening a contract manufacturing facility and scouting for clients.
Catalent is investing in infrastructure again, spending to flesh out its European network of storage and packaging facilities in response to an increase in demand on the continent.
Charles River Laboratories' longtime chief financial officer is stepping down in a planned retirement, giving the preclinical CRO a chance to further integrate its recent acquisitions and increase its focus on drug discovery.
Months removed from a $150 million IPO, INC Research is looking to raise its profile among the world's largest CROs, inching toward the $1 billion annual revenue mark in the new year.
CRO giant Icon dialed up its fourth-quarter revenue on the way to a big year, forecasting another leap in 2015.
Global CRO Quintiles is planning to lay off about 270 workers, 1% of its payroll, in an effort to reduce "excess capacity," the company said.
Acquisitive Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech is borrowing up to $165 million to keep up its string of deals, eyeing investments in R&D and manufacturing.
CRO giant Parexel International has expanded its Rolodex of clinical trial sites to more than 180 around the world, a network the company says allows it to more quickly find patients for studies.