BenchSci, Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ | November 23, 2021
BenchSci, an emerging global leader in machine learning applications for novel medicine development, announced it ranks 19th among the country’s fastest-growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™.
The program awards companies for their rapid revenue growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and bold innovation, and consists of public and private companies in the tech sector which have transformed the industry.
“This recognition is a confirmation of our groundbreaking work to bring novel medicine to patients faster. Our machine learning technology decodes and organizes the world’s most comprehensive biomedical dataset like a Ph.D. scientist. As a result, we eliminate experiments that delay progress and drain research budgets in the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. This award reflects the value we’re bringing not only to our customers’ research productivity but to all of us who benefit from healthcare innovation.”
Liran Belenzon, CEO, BenchSci
To qualify for the Tech Fast 50™, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada, and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in Research and Development.
Founded in 2015, BenchSci has rapidly grown its customer base since launching commercially in 2017. In addition to powering research in over 4,300 academic labs, BenchSci is an indispensable tool for preclinical R&D in 15 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies. A remote-first company with headquarters in Toronto, BenchSci is a leader in biomedical machine learning and continuously invests in researching and developing AI-powered tools to help scientists run more successful experiments.
“I am thankful for the innovation and commitment of our team members that enable scientists to accelerate drug discovery,” continues Belenzon. “We are honored with the trust our customers place in us as we build the next generation of products that will continue to transform R&D.”
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program.
Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features distinct categories, including the Technology Fast 50 ranking, Enterprise Fast 15, Clean Technology, and Companies-to-Watch. The program also recognizes companies within the North American Technology Fast 500 ranking, identifying technology companies in the United States and Canada. The 2021 program sponsors include Deloitte, RBC, EDC, Miller Thomson, Clarity Recruitment, and Lafond.
BenchSci’s vision is to bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We’re achieving it by empowering scientists with the world’s most advanced biomedical artificial intelligence to run more successful experiments. Backed by F-Prime, Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), and Inovia Capital, our platform accelerates science at 15 top-20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading research centers worldwide. We’re a Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and CIX Top 10 Growth company, certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.
PCI Pharma Services | December 15, 2021
PCI Pharma Services a leading global contract development and manufacturing organizatio announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. a premier contract development and manufacturing organization headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire.
This acquisition is a key step for PCI, as LSNE will expand PCI’s breadth of services as a global CDMO, building on its expertise in specialty manufacturing, clinical trial supply and pharmaceutical packaging. PCI is now able to offer integrated large and small molecule solutions for its clinical and commercial clients, including global manufacturing capabilities in complex formulations, high potency, sterile fill-finish, and lyophilization, an important manufacturing process commonly used with injectable and biologic therapies.
Founded in 1997, LSNE has an impressive history of serving global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. LSNE is differentiated by its high-quality cGMP aseptic fill-finish capabilities, and expertise in and ability to scale lyophilization. LSNE brings to PCI five FDA-approved facilities in the U.S. and Europe with a sixth expecting approval early in the new year. The closing of this acquisition, along with the capital commitments for significant capacity expansion and PCI’s recently announced construction of a New England Clinical Center of Excellence, will also help create a centralized hub for its Northeast clients.
The injectable CDMO market is a high-growth segment outpacing the overall pharmaceutical outsourcing market and PCI is making significant investments, like this acquisition, to respond to the evolving industry landscape. This is PCI’s fourth acquisition in three years, reinforcing the company’s commitment to add new capabilities and scale to help its clients continue bringing life-changing therapies to patients all over the world.
About PCI Pharma Services
PCI is a leading global CDMO, providing clients with integrated end-to-end drug development, manufacturing and packaging capabilities that increase their products’ speed to market and opportunities for commercial success. PCI brings the proven experience that comes with more than 50 successful product launches each year and over five decades in the healthcare services business. We currently have 30 sites across seven countries and over 4,300 employees that work to bring life-changing therapies to patients. Leading technology and continued investment enable us to address global drug development needs throughout the entire product life cycle – from manufacturing capabilities through the clinical trial supply chain and into commercialization. Our clients view us as an extension of their business and a collaborative partner with the shared goal of improving patients’ lives.
Parexel, Veeva Systems | May 04, 2021
Parexel and Veeva Systems announced a strategic partnership today to accelerate clinical trials through technological and process innovation. The unique partnership blends the best of each company's expertise through thousands of tests worldwide – Parexel as a pioneering CRO and Veeva as the technological innovator powering trials – to boost study performance and bring innovative therapies to patients faster.
Parexel is standardizing Veeva's suite of clinical operations software, including Veeva Vault eTMF, Vault CTMS, and Vault Study Startup, as part of the agreement to streamline operations. Parexel's clients will now have access to Veeva Vault CDMS for clinical data storage as a free product.
The companies will work together to continually develop Veeva's cloud technology and Parexel's clinical trial delivery processes based on the insights from sponsors, sites, and patients. Parexel will provide early access to and give feedback on Veeva's clinical products, such as innovations to support sites and patients in decentralized clinical trials (DCT), risk-based quality management (RBQM), and community-based sites.
"By implementing Veeva's clinical solutions, we can streamline trial procedures, increase performance, and make trial implementation and attendance simpler for promoters, locations, and patients," Parexel CEO Jamie Macdonald said. "Through this extended relationship with Veeva, we hope to have more value to customers and have a much greater effect on the lives of patients."
"We're happy to work with Parexel to fuel customer success and accelerate clinical research innovation," said Peter Gassner, Veeva's founder, and CEO. "By working together, we will help our customers get new vaccines, diagnostics, devices, and therapies to patients in need"
Parexel encourages the development of new innovative drugs to improve patient health. It provides services to clients in the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industries all over the world to help them transform scientific discoveries into new treatments. The therapeutic, technological, and functional ability is underpinned by a strong conviction in what we do, from decentralized clinical trials to regulatory advisory services to exploiting real-world insights. An independent council for Informa Pharma Intelligence voted Parexel the "Best Contract Research Organization" in December 2020.
About Veeva Systems
Veeva is the world's leading provider of cloud software for the life sciences industry. Veeva represents over 975 clients, ranging from the world's leading pharmaceutical firms to new biotechs, and is dedicated to innovation, product excellence, and customer success. Veeva is committed to balancing the needs of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, and the industries it serves, as a Public Benefit Corporation.