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Private Equity Opportunities in Contract Research Organizations (CROs): Part II

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

In Part II of this blog series we look at recent transactions in the arena of contract research organization, with a particular focus on private equity investing in CROs. In one recent example, prescription drug data-mining company IMS Health acquired TTC, Philadelphia, a drug trials data-analytics company for drug manufacturers and drug contract research organizations… Continue Reading

Private Equity Opportunities in Contract Research Organizations (CROs): Part I

Posted in Healthcare Services Investing

Contract research organizations (CRO) provide research services support for the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries on a contractual basis. They offer such services as preclinical and clinical research, clinical trials management, biopharmaceutical development and pharmacovigilance. CROs run the gamut from international full-service organizations to niche specialty businesses. The emergence of the strategic partnership model,… Continue Reading