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LabCorp does it again; acquires, streamlines and positions Sciformix in its long term strategy

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LabCorp acquires Sciformix Corporation, a scientific process outsourcing company focused on pharmacovigilance and regulatory solutions for biopharmaceutical and medical devices clients. Sciformix will become part of Covance, LabCorp’s drug development business.

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“This acquisition strengthens our position in the later phases of drug and device development, particularly for post-marketing pharmacovigilance and market access solutions,” said David P. King, chairman and chief executive officer of LabCorp. “The addition of Sciformix’s scientific and technology expertise, combined with its quality-driven processes, will support Covance’s work in transforming drug development through innovation and greater efficiency.”

Asia based Sciformix’s offerings include post-marketing safety and risk management, clinical development support services, regulatory affairs and operations, technology services, and real-world evidence solutions.

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“The development process does not end once a drug or device is approved,” said Bill Hanlon, Ph.D., group president of Clinical Development and Commercialization Services at Covance. “More than ever, approved treatments must be monitored closely to demonstrate a continued favorable benefit-risk ratio in a much broader population and to safeguard patient safety. Pharmacovigilance solutions address that need. Sciformix’s services and expertise are a compelling addition to Covance’s portfolio. With its scientific knowledge and high-quality delivery, Sciformix is a great fit with our culture and our mission to improve health and improve lives.”

Manish Soman, former president and chief executive officer of Sciformix, said: “Our complementary offerings add depth and breadth to each company’s capabilities, creating an exciting opportunity to offer customers an enhanced range of comprehensive services by a single company.” Ajit Nagral, Sciformix founder and former executive chairman, added: “Sciformix is delighted to become part of the Covance and LabCorp family, bringing new opportunities for our employees as they work to improve healthcare for patients worldwide.”

Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

We are all aware of Labcorp’s acquisition appetite, and hence not very surprised by this acquisition. However noteworthy point here is the way Labcorp positions it is acquisition in its long term strategy and view. USD 10 billion dollar company still has enough in its pocket to make more acquisitions of similar sort to continue its in-organic growth. Watch out for this space for more updates on Labcorp and its peers in coming days.

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