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Wilmington, Chapel Hill firms in line for multimillion-dollar government contract

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videoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division has awarded contracts to five companies across the country to form a clinical studies network — and two of them are in our state — Rho Federal Systems in Chapel Hill and PPD Inc. in Wilmington. Full story...
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SOLAR ENERGY: Miracle Field is now greener than ever

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Three power company's donations make Wilmington's Miracle Field the country's first solar powered field in the Miracle League. Full story...
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Triathlon attracts athletes nation-wide

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videoAthletes from all over the country started a long day of swimming, biking, and running at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the PPD Beach2Battleship iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Full story...
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A true field of dreams

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videoThe Miracle League of Wilmington made dreams come true this weekend as members unveiled the Miracle League accessible field and playground at 5510 Olsen Park Lane in northern New Hanover County Full story...
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PPD honors 'heroes' running Beach2Battleship

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videoPPD launched events in celebration of its 5th annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon this weekend at its headquarters downtown. During the ceremony, race participants who have battled and overcome illnesses because of clinical trials were honored. Full story...
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PPD's Beach2Battleship Triathlon may cause traffic congestion this weekend

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department is working with the event organizers for this weekend’s PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon to ensure that participants will be safe and the traffic tie-ups minimized. Detailed information can be found on the event website at http://beach2battleship.com. Full story...
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PPD Beach2Battleship Triathalon heroes announced

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Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the 2012 team of inspirational athletes serving as PPD Heroes and competing in the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon on Oct. 20. Full story...
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PPD Names David Simmons Chairman and CEO

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Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that its board of directors has named David Simmons chairman and CEO. Full story...
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Eshelman makes another donation to namesake pharmacy school at UNC

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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $2.5 million gift from alumnus Fred Eshelman to expand the school's research programs and help transform the classroom experience for pharmacy students. Full story...
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PPD recognized for expertise in clinical research

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Demonstrating its expertise in clinical research, Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that PharmaTimes magazine has named a team of PPD researchers the 2012 Clinical Team of the Year. Full story...
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PPD CEO resigns after three months on job; Walks away with $3 million golden parachute

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Raymond Hill resigned effective yesterday. He came to the wilmington-based pharmaceutical research firm in september. Full story...
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PPD sale finalized

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It's official. PPD has new owners. Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of The Carlyle Group and affiliates of Hellman & Friedman. The all-cash deal is worth about $3.9 billion. Full story...
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PPD shareholders approve sale

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PPD shareholders have approved the Wilmington-based company's sale to The Carlyle Group and affiliates of Hellman & Friedman. The vote came at a special meeting of shareholders today. Full story...
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PPD sale clears first hurdle

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PPD is a step closer to new ownership after a 30-day "go-shop" period ended last night. The period was a chance for PPD to see if it could find a better offer than the merger agreement it made on October 2 with The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman LLC, according to a PPD news release. Full story...
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Triathletes race from the beach to the Battleship

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Around 2,000 participants jumped in the water Saturday morning. Those competing in the full iron distance swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles, a total of 140.6 miles across New Hanover County. Full story...
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