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The December 2020 issue of Pharmafocus is available to read free online now!

November 24, 2020
Business Services, Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing COVID-19, clinical trials, diabetes, outsourcing

The final 2020 monthly edition of Pharmafocus is available to read for free online now! After a long and theatrical …


M&A activity drives record year for pharma outsourcing deals

December 11, 2015
Sales and Marketing Covance, M&A, MA, labcorp, outsourcing

A drastic increase pharma industry in M&A activity has propelled the value of pharmaceutical outsourcing deals from $9.9 billion in …

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Pharma outsourcing: CROs, CMOs and external collaboration

July 2, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development CMOs, R&D, clinical trials, collaboration, cros, outsourcing

Thirty years ago pharma companies seemed to use external contractors as a sort of fire brigade, to be called in …

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NHS expertise sold abroad

January 31, 2013
Sales and Marketing NHS, UK, government, outsourcing

The government has set up an organisation which will seek to maximise revenue from foreign firms and governments for the …

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Vaccine manufacturing emerges as outsourcing market

January 28, 2013
Manufacturing and Production R&D, Vaccine, outsourcing

Healthy growth in the market for vaccines – coupled with high production costs – look set to create a vaccine …

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Dr Reddy’s offers €27m for Dutch formulation firm OctoPlus

October 23, 2012
Manufacturing and Production Dr Reddy's, OctoPlus, outsourcing

India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has signed an agreement to buy Netherlands-based formulation and drug delivery specialist OctoPlus in a €27m …

Outsourcing on the up, but contract manufacturing still under pressure

May 11, 2012
Manufacturing and Production CMO, Jim Millar, PharmaSource, Phil Taylor, outsourcing

The pharmaceutical contract services sector experienced something for a recovery in 2011 after a lean couple of years, although the …

Merck KGaA opens outsourcing centre in India

January 5, 2011
Research and Development Application and Technology Centre, India, Merck KGaA, Merck Millipore, Millipore, outsourcing

Merck KGaA has opened a new technology centre near Mumbai in India that will offer a range of research services …

Making the most of outsourcing and offshoring

October 12, 2010
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development Kinapse, outsourcing

As the budgets of pharma companies face continued downward pressure, the objective of outsourcing is not only to find effective …

FDA tightens pharma’s responsibility for outsourcing

June 22, 2010
Manufacturing and Production FDA, GMP, manufacturing, outsourcing

Pharmaceutical manufacturers will be held more responsible for the activities of their suppliers and outsourcing partners under a new approach …

Contract Sales: the issues in the field

September 1, 2006
Sales and Marketing contract sales, outsourcing, sales

The changing NHS customerAs NHS customers change, CSOs are having to adapt and forge new partnerships, and develop new skills.

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