Merck, Pfizer join Accenture's R&D cloud; Almac expands in the U.K.;

> Accenture ($ACN) has recruited Merck ($MRK) and Pfizer ($PFE) to join in on its R&D analytics platform. Item

> CRO Access BIO has signed on to help BioRestorative Therapies prepare its lead candidate for the FDA IND process. Story

> Contract manufacturer Almac has expanded its packaging operations in the U.K. News