PPD boosts infectious disease testing; Bend nabs EU GMP certificate;

> PPD is expanding its central laboratory testing services in Brussels and Singapore, ramping up its infectious disease capabilities. News

> CMO MeadWestvaco is investing $7.5 million in its German manufacturing plant, looking to expand its clean-room molding and assembly offerings. Article

> CDMO Bend Research has snagged an EU certificate of GMP compliance for its U.S. plant. Report

> Aptuit has expanded to offer biodistribution studies, part of a platform for first-in-man studies of gene therapy treatments. Story

> WCCT Global says it has strengthened its patient recruitment database, charting success in ethnobridging studies in Japan. More

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