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At long last, Sony and Olympus launch medical device joint venture

After indefinitely suspending their plans over a Chinese regulatory snag, Sony and Olympus are finally kicking off their long-planned medical device joint venture, planning to sell endoscopes and imaging technologies around the world.

Roche, billionaire-backed biotech partner on hep C drug in China

Roche and the biotech startup Ascletis have joined forces to advance Roche's experimental drug danoprevir for hepatitis C virus in for the Chinese market.

GVK licenses database to U. Dundee's drug development unit

India's GVK Biosciences has licensed its much-cited database of biological targets, GOSTAR, to the University of Dundee's drug discovery unit.

Absorption Systems reaches into India with partnership

U.S. preclinical CRO Absorption Systems has signed a deal with Indian consulting firm Synerzys Lifecare, looking to pitch its testing services to the nation's growing generics market.

Indian CMO Shasun inks Alzheimer's deal with Debiopharm

Swiss drugmaker Debiopharma has teamed up with India's Shasun Pharmaceuticals, striking a deal with the CMO to manufacture Huperzine-A, a drug designed to improve cognitive performance in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Catalent jumps into ADCs with Redwood deal

As more and more drugmakers eye antibody-drug conjugate development as a path to blockbusters, Catalent has licensed ADC technology from Redwood Bioscience, planning to roll the offering into its service platform.

inVentiv teams with Japanese CRO to tap growing market

InVentiv Health is betting on a big expansion in Japanese R&D, forming a strategic alliance with local CRO Bell Medical Solutions to offer lab services in the country.

Bristol-Myers picks Quintiles for central lab work

Bristol-Myers Squibb has inked a preferred provider deal with Quintiles, selecting the CRO giant to handle global central lab services for its pipeline treatments.

Amid cheers and jeers, GlaxoSmithKline reveals Duchenne drug hit PhII goal

After keeping its mid-stage data for a closely-watched and controversial drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy under wraps, GlaxoSmithKline has pulled back part of the covers to reveal that drisapersen did in fact hit the primary endpoint on walking distance.

Ambrx's cancer antibody delivery tech wins Astellas partnership

San Diego-based Ambrx welcomed an influx of cash for the further development of its drug-delivery technology: antibody drug conjugates, or ADCs.