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Icon puts up record net new business wins in Q2

CRO (contract research organization) Icon reported its highest level of quarterly bookings ever on Tuesday and the company’s stock jumped by about 15%. 


CRO vs HRA trial transparency case ends in a win for industry

A five-month legal battle over the duties of trial sponsors to publish results has ended with a judge ruling the UK regulator acted unlawfully and sponsors will not be required to publicly register UK Phase I adult trials from before September 2013.

PRA acquires small clinical development software company for $2.5m

CRO (contract research organization) PRA Health Sciences reported in its earnings call on Tuesday that earlier in Q2 it acquired Value Health Solutions (VHS), a clinical development software company, for $2.5m.

Indian government task force calls to simplify clinical trial approval process

As the number of approved clinical trials in India continues to taper off compared to years past, a government task force is now calling for a new expedited trial approval process.

LabCorp’s Covance expands clinical research unit in Texas

LabCorp’s Covance Drug Development has relocated its clinical research unit (CRU) in Dallas, TX, to a new facility with 28 more medical beds. 

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