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Moderna's billion-dollar R&D shop partners up to finally enter the clinic

Moderna Therapeutics, a high-profile private biotech with scores of preclinical projects, is finally moving toward human trials, recruiting one of the world's largest CROs to help get its much-hyped pipeline moving.

PPD spins out its in-house biotech as sale rumors swirl

PPD, rumored to be up for sale, spun out its wholly owned biotech company into a stand-alone entity, a move the CRO said will maximize shareholder value.

PPD reportedly on the block for $8B

The private equity owners of CRO giant PPD are looking to either sell the company or take it public, according to Reuters, moves that would follow a trend in the pharma contracting industry.

PPD deepens its Japanese focus with new joint venture leadership

PPD hired a general manager to help grow its Japan-focused joint venture with Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, snagging a Parexel International veteran as it works to expand its presence in a growing market for clinical development services.

PPD signs a pair of federal deals for battlefield health, flu readiness

Privately held CRO PPD scored two federal contracts tasking it with helping to improve health outcomes for active-duty soldiers and aiding with the government's stockpile of flu vaccines.

PPD partners up to better track trial events

PPD has reached out to clinical trial software provider Cisys LifeSciences to get its hands on technology the company believes can improve the process by which investigators examine and adjudicate safety events.

Novartis, PPD conduct clinical pilot study using medical device connectivity via a smartphone app

Startup Clinical Ink said that it's in the midst of a pilot clinical study that incorporates medical device data that's collected through a smartphone app with biopharma Novartis and contract research organization PPD. The trial incorporates medical device connectivity that's provided by Clinical Ink and powered by Qualcomm's 2net Mobile Platform.

PPD strings together a site network for pediatric trials

PPD, angling to stand out among CROs running pediatric trials, has cemented a network of 8 global sites to accelerate the process of starting studies on kids.

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.

PPD reaches into China with a new central lab

PPD has opened a new central lab facility in Shanghai, expanding its testing services into China as it stretches out around the globe.