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Smith & Nephew and OrthoSensor to co-market orthopedic surgical tech and tools

Smith & Nephew has inked a co-marketing deal with OrthoSensor involving one of the company's orthopedic surgical tools. Neither side is discussing financial details.

J&J partners with a biotech startup on a new approach to Alzheimer's

A little biotech startup with an impressive lineup of biotech veterans among its backers has won over pharma giant Johnson & Johnson as an early partner on its plan to develop a new drug for Alzheimer's, currently one of the toughest targets in the drug business.

AstraZeneca leans toward virtual R&D with a Korean oncology deal

In the midst of rethinking its approach to R&D, AstraZeneca has dabbled in the virtual model of drug development, matching a small in-house staff with collaborators on contractors around the globe to make the process more efficient. Now, after some early success in neuroscience, the pharma giant is amping up its virtual efforts in oncology, signing a deal with a South Korean institution to hunt for new targets in the field.

Harlan partners up for early-stage drug development

Indiana's Harlan Laboratories has struck up a deal with French CRO Bertin Pharma to pool resources on early development, teaming up to offer drug discovery and translational medicine services.

BSD bets on new ablation device sales growth in its ongoing Terumo deal

BSD Medical said Terumo will distribute one of its key ablation surgical tools into Eastern European markets and the Middle East over the coming months, expanding on a fledgling partnership that has already demonstrated some traction in other European, Western Asian and African countries.

Charles River looks to Exostar for cloud-based data platform

CRO Charles River Laboratories has selected Exostar to serve as the gatekeeper to its data, tasking the cloud-based service provider with securing its proprietary information.

Abbott and Medtronic are sharing a bulk discount deal to sell stents at 135 hospitals

Medtronic and Abbott have collaborated on a discount deal that makes the two stent giants preferred vendors for the costly medical devices at 135 U.S. hospitals.  

Cardialysis taps AG Mednet to handle an ocean of trial data

Netherlands' CRO Cardialysis has reached out to Boston eClinical outfit AG Mednet to oversee data submission and collection for the medical device and drug trials it runs at more than 1200 sites around the world.

GlaxoSmithKline hits the brakes on an anti-inflammatory drug from Galapagos

Galapagos NV's collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline has hit a roadblock. Late last week the Belgian biotech reported that its Big Pharma partner had hit the brakes on a Phase II study of GSK2586184 for lupus after a first look at the data failed to demonstrate a positive effect.

MPI's imaging team-up snags a cyclotron as it preps for opening day

MPI Research and its CRO partners are a couple months away from cutting the ribbon on their imaging-focused collaboration, and now the three have installed the particle accelerator they say they'll need to stand out among other drug researchers.