April 2009

ICON Reports Strong Q1 Earnings, Buys Phase I Unit

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dublin, Ireland-based contract research organization ICON reported strong first quarter net revenues with an increase of 9.2% to $201.3 million compared with the same quarter last year, a 25% hike in profit and hopes to add to that performance by acquiring a 100-bed phase I unit in Omaha, Neb.

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Bio-Imaging Technologies Changes Name to BioClinica, Expects to Acquire More Companies

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Now that Newtown, Pa.-based contract research organization Bio-Imaging Technologies has completed its integration of Phoenix Data Systems, which it acquired in March 2008, the company has changed its name to BioClinica. The new name also marks the start of an active acquisition phase for the 450-employee company, which plans to acquire more companies in the clinical research services space.

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Ecron Acunova Founder Steps Down

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ecron Acunova, a CRO based out of Germany, India and the United States, appointed Antal Hajos managing director and CEO Europe, replacing ECRON founder and CEO Klaus Wiedey, who will serve as an advisor to the company. In his new role, Hajos will oversee all business, strategic and operational aspects of the European operations. Prior to joining Ecron Acunova last year, Hajos was director of global clinical operations with Altana Pharma and later CEO of Altana/Nycomed’s research and development center and Indian affiliate in Mumbai, India.

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