Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
ADME Tox
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

WIL Research Acquires Ricerca Facility in Lyon, France

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013
Bookmark and Share
The addition of the 18,000-square meter facility fortifies WIL Research’s service offerings in Europe.

“As we listened to our clients and analyzed emerging trends in the pharmaceutical marketplace, it became clear that expansion of our biologic capabilities in Europe was the right move for us,” said David Spaight, WIL Research’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Lyon operation leverages our existing capabilities in the United States and the Netherlands and creates a powerful new platform to deliver exceptional value to our clients. This definitive acquisition will double our capacity in Europe, strengthen our offerings to clients and enable WIL Research to accelerate the healthy growth rate we have achieved over the past three years in a challenging market environment.”

Dr. Michael Placke, President, Ricerca Biosciences LLC, explained, “This divestiture will fund significant capital investment into our Concord, Ohio business allowing us to expand and re-invigorate our integrated drug development services in chemical development, drug substance production, and drug safety and metabolism”.

Renamed WIL Research Europe - Lyon, the lab will retain its approximately 280 employees. Long-time Managing Director of the facility, Stéphane Bulle, will continue to lead the site and keep his current senior leadership team intact.

With the expansion, WIL Research strengthens its global position as a highly credible player serving the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and its commitment to client needs for nimbleness and customized services.

“While this acquisition expands our integrated safety assessment and associated services for pharmaceutical companies, it also enables us to enhance our focus on the chemical and agrochemical industries via our expert scientific staff in Den Bosch, The Netherlands,” added Spaight.

Over the past 45 years, the Lyon facility has developed a strong scientific reputation with European pharmaceutical clients in safety pharmacology and specialized services including continuous infusion and developmental and reproductive toxicology.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

WIL Research Partners with Three S Japan
Partnership to expand full portfolio of global safety assessment services to the Japanese market.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Scientific News
RNAi Screening Trends
Understand current trends and learn which application areas are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years.
Long-sought Discovery Fills in Missing Details of Cell 'Switchboard'
A biomedical breakthrough reveals never-before-seen details of the human body’s cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal responses.
Tracking Breast Cancer Before it Grows
A team of scientists led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Saroj Kumar is using cutting-edge Canadian Light Source techniques to screen and treat breast cancer at its earliest changes.
Zebrafish Reveal Drugs that may Improve Bone Marrow Transplant
Compounds boost stem cell engraftment; could allow more matches for patients with cancer and blood diseases.
Teeth Reveal Lifetime Exposures to Metals, Toxins
Researchers have identified dental biomarkers to reveal links between early iron exposure and late life brain diseases.
An Innovative Algorithm to Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body.
Uncovering the Spread of Bacteria in Pneumonia
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the role a toxin produced by a pneumonia-causing bacterium plays in the spread of infection from the lungs to the bloodstream in hospitalized patients.
Ferring Bets on Bacteriophages to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ferring Pharmaceuticals have annoucned that it will collaborate with Intralytix in the latest phase of its early stage development programme for a bacteriophage-based therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Rare Form: Novel Structures Built from DNA Emerge
DNA, the molecular foundation of life, has new tricks up its sleeve. The four bases from which it is composed can be artificially manipulated to construct endlessly varied forms in two and three dimensions.
Early Lead Exposure Has Long Lasting Effect
A team of researchers have found links between lead exposure in children and epigenetic alterations in regulatory regions of genes that are imprinted and known to be critical in growth regulation and brain development.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!