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What Charles River Labs' recent buys say about the future of biotech

03/14/2014

The area’s largest preclinical research organization just got a little larger with the acquisition of two European firms. But what CEO Jim Foster said about the reason for the acquisitions says a lot about both contract research organizations and where biotech in general is headed.

Charles River buys 2 firms in bid to strengthen R&D

03/14/2014

Charles River Laboratories International Inc. announced it will pay $179 million to buy a pair of European drug-targeting businesses that will help it expand its capabilities as a contract research organization for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Charles River Aims To Be One-Stop Shop With Buyout

03/13/2014

Today, Charles River Laboratories (CRL) announced that it has agreed to buy the CRO business of Belgian drugmaker Galapagos NV. This acquisition will enable Charles River to offer a full suite of discovery and early stage capabilities, positioning itself as a one-stop shop for biopharma customers.

Charles River Buys Argenta, BioFocus in Up to $179M Deal

03/13/2014

Charles River Laboratories said today it will acquire the CRO services division of Galapagos—including the Argenta and BioFocus businesses—in an up-to-€134 million (approximately $186 million) deal designed to strengthen the acquiring CRO at a time when more biopharmas are outsourcing their drug discovery and preclinical services, by strengthening its offerings earlier in the drug development process.

Charles River snaps up Galapagos' CRO biz for $179M

03/13/2014

Charles River Laboratories is looking to pad its preclinical prowess, inking a $179 million deal with drugmaker Galapagos for two CRO subsidiaries and a chance to expand its in vitro biology expertise.

Charles River Launches RightSource Service

02/20/2014

Charles River Laboratories has launched its new insourcing/outsourcing option to biotech and pharma companies, allowing them to completely externalize their quality control (QC) testing program to Charles River.

Keeping Lab Mice Happy

01/27/2014

As part of their effort to improve drug development, Charles River Laboratories, in collaboration with Tufts University, has found a new way to measure mouse well-being by observing nesting behavior.

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