It’s been just over two years since INC Research and inVentiv came together in a $7.4 billion merger and rebranded as Syneos Health. Now, it’s looking for a sale.
That’s according to “people familiar with the matter” speaking anonymously to Reuters this week, who add that the North Carolina CRO is working with investment bank Centerview Partners “on soliciting acquisition offers from other companies and private equity firms.”
The CRO had been trading down—like almost every public company due to the coronavirus volatility—but was up by $10 a share on the Reuters report March 9, although it was back in the red in trading Tuesday. Its market cap is around $6.4 billion.
The CRO was not commenting on the story.
By Ben Adams
Source: Fierce Biotech
Big Pharma has long seen the potential for AI and machine learning to accelerate drug development. But Novo Nordisk is going a step further by channeling $200 million toward the creation of a computer that will outrun anything in existence.
Current methods for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease rely on a complex combination of self- and caregiver-reported symptoms, a physical examination and either a PET scan or a spinal tap to look for evidence of amyloid plaque build-ups in the brain. But a new artificial intelligence-based method may make the diagnostic process a much more objective one.
There is lots of talk about diversity and inclusion in business, including in pharma and medtech. A new report by the Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), a think tank focusing on migration and diversity, released its “Minority Businesses Matter: Europe” report highlighting the successes and challenges of ethnic minority-owned businesses in Europe.