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Posts tagged “Quintiles”

July 6

Premium Lock 'Humbled' veteran Quintiles exec gears up for new role as Q2 CEO

Q2 Solutions, the new life science services subsidiary launched by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, has a familiar face leading it as CEO: Costa Panagos, who has worked at Quintiles for the past 15 years. So why give up corporate security to take the new job? How does he feel about it? And what does Q2 offer in terms of improving healthcare? WTW Insiders get the exclusive details.

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Updated July 3

Premium Lock Will there be layoffs as well as new jobs as Quintiles' Q2 launches?

DNA      Quintiles' new joint venture with Quest formally launched Thursday with a work force of some 2,000 people. But will there be layoffs due to any overlap in job functions? Might there also be new jobs created? Let's take a look.

Updated July 2

Quintiles, Quest formally launch new clinical lab, drug testing company

Q2 Solutions, or "Q Squared Solutions," is formally launching today as a new clinical trials laboratory company owned by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics. The new venture is led by a former Quintiles executive. The new company kicks off with 2,000 employees.

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June 30

An in-flight rescue: Quintiles physician saves passenger

When a medical emergency occurred on an international flight from London to India recently, the crew received a rapid response from a Quintiles physician and her husband- also a doctor. They saved a woman and helped her husband.

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June 15

Premium Lock Quintiles adds predictive analytics to drug development suite

Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, is adding predictive analytics based on proprietary algorithms to its risk-based monitoring suite for clients seeking to develop drugs less expensively and faster through software solutions that can predict outcomes and potential safety issues.

June 5

Premium Lock Quintiles among few NC risers in latest Fortune 500

Fortune Quintiles is one of only four North Carolina companies that improved their standing in the 2015 Fortune 500 list. Quintiles also is one of only two N.C. life science firms to make the elite, just slightly below rival LabCorp.

May 14

Premium Lock Quintiles buying $250M in investor shares; BioCryst drug trial; AT&T-Hulu deal; new Leovo phones; Tumblr vs. bullying

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Quintiles is buying back $250 million in stock as investors sell shares; BioCryst prepares for new drug trial; AT&T makes a deal with Hulu; Lenovo is unveiling new phones in China; and Tumblr targets bullying.

Updated May 7

Premium Lock Piece by piece, Quintiles unveils details about new joint venture

Tom Pike, the CEO of Quintiles, must like to build with Legos or play with puzzles because he certainly is disclosing details about the giant's forthcoming joint venture with Quest one piece at a time. Here are a couple of recent samples for our Insiders.

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Updated May 4

Premium Lock Quintiles opens bioanalytical lab in Europe as part of new joint venture

Quintiles           Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, is wasting no time on in capitalizing on a new joint venture with Quest Diagnostics. It is launching a bioanalytical in Europe, the first such lab for Quintiles outside the U.S.

May 1

Premium Lock Moody's upgrades Quintiles; Tesla's home battery; Apple App Analytics; LinkedIn tumbles; Windows 10 open for Apple, Android apps

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science related news: The financial service Moody's upgrades Quintiles after Q moves to refinance debt; Tesla's new home battery product is unveiled; Apple is testing App Analytics; LinkedIn shares tumble; and Microsoft opens up new Windows to Apple, Android apps.

April 30

Premium Lock Quintiles, Biogen, Martin Marietta, GSK, Pfizer, Merck crack InformationWeek elite list

InformationWeek's annual "Elite 100" corporate list for innovative technology includes several located in or have big operations around the Triangle as well as the City of Asheville.

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April 29

Premium Lock Quintiles barely beats Street, but stronger dollar hurts in $59M 'headwind'

Quintiles           Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, beat Wall Street earnings estimates by a penny in quarterly financials announced early Wednesday. A stronger U.S. dollar hurt, the company says. The Durham-based firm also is buying back $300 million of its own shares.

Updated March 31

Premium Lock Quintiles forming joint venture to take on LabCorp in clinical trial services

Quintiles           Quintiles, the world's largest life sciences services company, is teaming up with Quest Diagnostics to form a joint venture that will provide clinical trial laboratory services. The new group will be taking on Burlington-based LabCorp, which is the largest provider.

March 31

Premium Lock So why did Quintiles form a joint venture to take on LabCorp?

DNA      Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, is going to get even bigger - but through a joint venture rather than an acquisition. The deal announced Tuesday to partner with Quest to take on No. 1 lab tester LabCorp is seen as the best way for Quintiles to capitalize on a changing market, a Q executive explains.

March 26

Premium Lock Forbes: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, UNC Health among top employers

Forbes  In a survey of 20,000 American workers, several technology and life science companies as well as other employers with strong North Carolina connections crack the top ranks of "Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. Among them: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, Apple as well as three health systems and two universities.

March 6

Premium Lock The Dennis Gillings's insider guide to entrepreneurship

Dennis Gillings Quintiles' co-founder and chairman Dennis Gillings looks back at his career and offers his insight about innovation to come. "If you're excited about the opportunity, you can make other people excited about it too," he says. "Excitement inspires people to give their best. It also makes life fun."

Updated February 25

Premium Lock Reddit, Google crack down on nude photos; GSK-Novartis deal nears close; Apple loses $539.M dispute; INC's first results; honor for Quintiles

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Reddit and Google are cracking down on nude photos; GSK says Novartis deal nears close; Apple loses a big patent verdict; INC reports results; an honor for Quintiles.

February 24

Premium Lock Bronto's upbeat update; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles' new exec; YouTube for Kids half-baked?; Comcast earnings

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Bronto's CEO offers a 2014 review via YouTube; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles adds a new exec; VentureBeat writer criticizes new YouTube for Kids; and Comcast income rises.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Quintiles is No. 3 Fortune 'Most Admired' healthcare firm; IBM, AT&T crack overall top 50 with Apple No. 1

Fortune Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, ranks No. 3 among industry rankings for healthcare pharmacy and other services in Fortune's annual "Most Admired" companies list. Apple is ranked No. 1 overall followed by Google. IBM and AT&T crack the top 50.

February 12

Premium Lock Quintiles CFO warns: More restructuring - i.e. layoffs - coming

Quintiles' headquarters       Quintiles delivered a quarterly financial report Thursday that topped Wall Street expectations, but in a conference call Chief Financial Officer Kevin Gordon warned that "restructuring" is coming. This will be the third consecutive year that Quintiles has cut some jobs even as it looks to fill some 1,200 positions and increased its headcount by some 3,000 in 2014.

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