BioClinica Adds Compass Research

Private equity-backed Bioclinica Inc. expanded its clinical research offerings with the July 2016 acquisition of Compass Research, LLC, a Florida-based clinical research site network that has direct access to a number of specialized populations with neurodegenerative disorders and other diseases found in aging demographics. The acquisition solidifies Bioclinica’s position as a leading global research network, and […]

March 2016’s Biggest Health Care Deals

Health care companies are still attracting buyers, and those in the services sectors seem to be the hottest. Last month saw healthy deal volume, at 134 transactions. For a year that started slowly for health care mergers and acquisitions, March 2016’s deal volume is only 3% lower than the same month a year ago. Industry […]

Meridian Targets Magellan Biosciences

Lead poisoning has been a prominent news story this year, thanks to the tragic circumstances now playing out in Flint, Michigan. So it’s no surprise that Magellan Biosciences, Inc. and its subsidiary, Magellan Diagnostics, Inc., have been sold to Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVO) for $66 million. Majority owner Ampersand Capital Partners, together with Tekla Capital […]

Biotechnology CROs Are Trading Again

Two contract research organizations (CROs) have changed hands in the past two weeks. On March 17, Hamburg, Germany-based IPM Biotech was acquired by BioAgilytix, a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, in Durham, North Carolina. As its name implies, IPM Biotech specializes in biotech research, specifically in large molecule bioanalysis in the area of immunogenicity. The transaction […]

BioClinica Acquires a Patient Recruitment Firm

BioClinica, Inc., a global provider of clinical trial management services, extended its offerings with the acquisition of MediciGroup, Inc., a global patient recruitment and retention firm. The acquisition includes MediciGlobal, Ltd. and Access to Patients, LLC. Medici also provides a lost-to-follow-up patient locate service that finds missing patients globally. BioClinica was taken private for $123 […]