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PPD partners with ERT to focus on big data collection

CROs Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) and ERT on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to deliver ERT’s patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection tools to help biopharma clients conduct clinical trials in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. 

PPD looks to Big Data

Compound interest? US FDA sets up compounding pharmacy advisory committee

The US FDA has set up a committee to provide advice on scientific, technical and medical issues concerning drug compounding.

CROs DaVita Clinical Research, HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to merge

CROs are consolidating further, this time with DaVita HealthCare Partners’ business units DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research merging to further expand their services, specifically for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Covance says investor lawsuit seeking to derail LabCorp acquisition ‘without merit’

A Covance investor is raising questions over Goldman Sachs’ involvement in providing advice to the CRO’s board, which recently accepted a $6.1bn takeover offer from industry peer LabCorp.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America selects WCG as IRB

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has selected the WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) to be its institutional review board (IRB) and thereby expand its clinical research program.

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Medidata: Digital biomarkers are the future of clinical trials

Medidata: Prepare to embrace digital biomarkers in trials or lose competitiveness

The advent of Big Data in clinical trials will mean companies not using digital biomarkers are unlikely...

More details on Cetero/PRACS implosion come to light

More details on Cetero/PRACS implosion come to light

Lachman Consultants has revealed more of the story behind the decline of the now bankrupt CRO Cetero/PRACS,...

UK Hospitals to play part in Gov efforts to speed clinical trial process

UK Hospitals to play part in Gov efforts to speed clinical trial process

UK life sciences minister George Freeman wants hospitals to play more of a role in clinical trials...

Quintiles CEO: Innovation coming from CROs takes pressure off pharma
Dispatches from FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology conference, London

Quintiles CEO: Change in R&D paradigm must come from Pharma's boardrooms

Vertical integration is inhibiting pharma R&D innovation, according to Quintiles CEO Tom Pike who says executives must...

New Ricerca CEO remains positive as questions linger over company

New Ricerca CEO remains positive as questions linger over company

As questions continue to be raised over why Ricerca was on the brink of closure and laying...

'Killer experiments' and reimbursement are the keys to VC backing says Index

'Killer experiments' and reimbursement are the keys to VC backing says Index

Investors only back drug innovators because they have to according to Index Venture Management's Kevin Johnson, who...

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