AMRI Sold to PE Firms

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Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) is being taken private in a deal that values the company at $922 million. The buyers, private equity firms The Carlyle Group and GTCR, are newcomers to the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) space, although Carlyle also owns clinical contract research organization (CRO) PPD Inc. The investors are paying […]

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Growing Mexico Is Home to Solid CMO Population

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Proximity to the US, a strong regulatory scheme, affordability and decades-long relationships forged with the help of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are among the factors that may make Mexico an attractive location for contract manufacturing services, particularly for products sold in the US or Latin American markets. The country is also fairly […]

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PharmSource Coverage of ASCO 2017

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Chicago hosted 30,000 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference visitors this weekend, including myself and fellow researcher Scotty Chung-Siu. You may have noticed the uptick in the PharmSource Lead Sheet recently, especially in Phase I & II studies. In fact, oncology leads hold 46% of this week’s PharmSource Lead Sheet, so be sure to […]

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Spotlight on AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation

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Follow the Money to Bio/Pharmaceutical Opportunities highlights a newly funded bio/pharmaceutical company. This includes important insights into the featured company’s product pipeline, manufacturing and business relationships, and likely sourcing opportunities. AmpliPhi Biosciences, (formerly known as Targeted Genetics Corporation), develops gene-based products for the treatment of acquired and inherited diseases. It raised $9.1 million in a […]

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Spotlight on CartiHeal Ltd.

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Follow the Money to Medical Device & Diagnostic Opportunities highlights a newly funded medical device or diagnostic company. This includes important insights into the featured company’s product pipeline, manufacturing and business relationships, and likely sourcing opportunities. CartiHeal Ltd. is a private company based in Israel that develops cell-free cartilage regeneration technology. It raised $18.3 million […]

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Big Pharma Capex Continues to Grow, but Rate Slows

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Spending by global bio/pharmaceutical companies on new plant and equipment grew by an average of 2.7% in 2016, compared to sales growth of 4.4% (see Figure 1, below). This is the first year in recent times that revenue growth has outpaced capex growth. Moreover, the increase in capital expenditure represented a significant decline from the […]

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PMA Approvals for Medical Devices and Diagnostics

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The Devices and Diagnostics edition of the PharmSource Lead Sheet focuses on high risk devices that require Premarket Approval (PMA) from the US FDA. If we take a look at data extracted from the FDA’s database and the PharmSource Lead Sheet database, we can observe PMA approval trends over time. As shown in Figure 1, […]

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Spotlight on ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Follow the Money to Bio/Pharmaceutical Opportunities highlights a newly funded bio/pharmaceutical company. This includes important insights into the featured company’s product pipeline, manufacturing and business relationships, and likely sourcing opportunities. ContraVir Pharmaceuticals is a U.S. public bio/pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes targeted antiviral therapies for the treatment of Hepatitis B, shingles and shingles pain. […]

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Spotlight on Aspect Imaging, Inc.

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Follow the Money to Medical Device & Diagnostic Opportunities highlights a newly funded medical device or diagnostic company. This includes important insights into the featured company’s product pipeline, manufacturing and business relationships, and likely sourcing opportunities. Aspect Imaging, Inc. is a private company based in Israel that develops and manufactures preclincial MRI systems. It raised […]

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