SFBC to close Florida operations

SFBC International (Princeton, New Jersey), a provider of drug development services to branded pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, said that it plans to cease all of its operations in Florida, including its Miami and Ft. Myers facilities.

In addition, the company reported that the Miami-Dade County Unsafe Structures Board failed to issue an extension for reviewing the plans submitted by the company related to its planned structural improvements to the Miami facility.

CDC orders OraSure HIV tests

OraSure Technologies (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), which focuses on oral fluid diagnostics, said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Atlanta) has provided the company with a purchase order for the immediate bulk procurement of its OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test.

The CDC placed the order to further support its prevention initiatives, the company said.

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