PPD and NeoGenomics created a strategic alliance

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Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and NeoGenomics Laboratories, Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, are forming a strategic alliance to provide a seamless and fully integrated global pathology and molecular testing solution to PPD’s pharmaceutical and biotech clients.

As part of the collaboration, NeoGenomics will provide a wide range of lab testing services to support PPD Laboratories’ oncology clinical trial activities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Operationally, the collaboration will leverage NeoGenomics sites in the U.S. and Europe, and both companies expect to jointly invest in PPD’s existing labs in China and Singapore. The companies will provide an integrated global IT solution, leveraging PPD’s award-winning Preclarus® system to offer real-time visibility and analytics for informed decision-making.

Fully integrated with PPD’s CRO capabilities, PPD Laboratories offers the industry’s most comprehensive set of lab services, spanning bioanalytical, biomarkers, central lab, GMP and vaccine sciences. NeoGenomics provides one of the most comprehensive oncology-focused testing menus in the world to support physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and pharmaceutical clients in clinical trials and drug development.

The new collaboration focuses on centralized pathology review, as well as specialty lab services, including flow cytometry, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), immunohistochemistry (IHC), cytogenetics, molecular assays, next-generation sequencing and MultiOmyx, NeoGenomics’ proprietary, multi-omics multiplexing methodology.

Together, the companies also will provide clients a comprehensive companion diagnostics offering from biomarker discovery through regulatory approval and commercialization. Additionally, the teams are committed to leveraging their combined data assets to find more efficient methods of identifying appropriate patients for oncology trials.

PPD, a leading global contract research organization, has offices in 47 countries and employs approximately 20,000 professionals worldwide. The company provides integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.

NeoGenomics specializes in cancer genetics testing and information services. The company provides one of the most comprehensive oncology-focused testing menus in the world for physicians to help them diagnose and treat cancer.

SOURCE: ppd
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