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Datavant looks to make clinical trials smarter with artificial intelligence

21-Sep-2017 - Better trial designs mean fewer failed studies, says a tech industry veteran who has set his sights on improving the clinical trial process with artificial intelligence.

Drug discovery alliance 'plugs a growing gap' in pharma's drug safety capabilities, says co-founder

21-Sep-2017 - ApconiX and PhysioStim have joined forces to create a European center of excellence for preclinical cardiovascular safety evaluation.

PPD to manage first-in-human trial for Treos Bio cancer vaccine program

21-Sep-2017 - Treos Bio has contracted PPD to manage its first-in-human clinical trial of its lead therapeutic cancer vaccine for metastatic colorectal cancer.

mProve aims to ‘go beyond’ patient engagement with study services hub

20-Sep-2017 - mProve Health has partnered with Greenphire to provide payment solutions on its patient engagement app – bringing it one step closer to creating a mobile hub for all study services,...

PSI CRO opens in Taiwan, looks to Hong Kong for 2018

20-Sep-2017 - The Switzerland-headquartered contract research organization (CRO) has opened offices in Taiwan following a string of investments in the Asia Pacific region.

New lab space to support CRO’s acceleration into 2018

18-Sep-2017 - Concept Life Sciences has added new laboratory space at its Alderley Park-based facility in Cheshire, UK to support discovery services growth.

Recipharm partners with CTC to reduce complexity of first-in-human studies

18-Sep-2017 - Recipharm is collaborating with the Swedish contract research organization (CRO) to provide a “start to finish service,” says the CDMO.

High-risk of issues in high-risk device trials, say researchers

14-Sep-2017 - Clinical trials supporting changes to high-risk medical devices often lack quality data, according to a recent report.

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Parexel: pharma competition will only get more intense

14-Sep-2017 - The clinical research environment in Japan has evolved dramatically since Parexel first began operations in the country, says the CRO, who recently established an alliance with a local cancer institute.

SCRI invests $35m in clinical research coordinator development

13-Sep-2017 - The Singapore Ministry of Health has set aside $35m to help train and develop clinical research coordinators in the region.

Parexel: now is the time to invest in and develop real-world data solutions

12-Sep-2017 - Parexel is expanding its service offering after demand for integrated real-world data solutions grew three-fold over the last year.

Smoking cessation clinical studies: quit-rates overestimated

12-Sep-2017 - Researchers conducting smoking cessation clinical trials should use biochemical measures to determine if participants have quit – as many falsely self-report, according to a recent study.

Clinical trial exclusion criteria growing in complexity and number

11-Sep-2017 - Clinical trial exclusion criteria has increased nearly 60% over the last 30 years – and may decrease the likelihood of successful trial completion and generalizability of results, say researchers....

Proactive pregnancy testing planning to improve safety, efficacy of clinical trials

11-Sep-2017 - CTTI has released new evidence-based recommendations to enable sponsors and investigators to better plan for and make decisions about pregnancy testing in clinical trials.

PSI CRO opens in Seoul with sites across South Korea

07-Sep-2017 - There are many opportunities in Asia Pacific for mid-sized CROs says PSI, after opening a new office in Seoul, South Korea in response to client requests.

Outsourcing-Pharma's State of the Global Pharmaceutical Contract Services Industry

Outsourcing plans, demand, and relationships: readers weigh in on the state of the industry

07-Sep-2017 - The global pharmaceutical contract services industry continues to face several challenges and changes, from ubiquitous consolidation among all industry players to uncertainty in a turbulent political climate.

‘Refreshed with capital’ AMRI eyes acquisitions, looks to double revenue

06-Sep-2017 - AMRI has been acquired by a private equity firm and has already begun its search for “the next couple of acquisitions,” says its CEO – and the shopping list is long.

Pharma Finance

Mid-size CRO market update: battle for customers is heating up

06-Sep-2017 - The mid-size contract research organization (CRO) sector continues to evolve and surprise experts with rich valuations – and what seems to be a never ending list of transactions.

Asia-based CRO group secures investment from private equity

06-Sep-2017 - TPG has acquired a majority stake in the OPC Holding Company – a network of companies providing services across the clinical development pipeline.

Teckro raises $10m to advance clinical trial digitization

05-Sep-2017 - Teckro Inc has raised $10m in Series B financing as the company aims to expand the digitization of clinical trials.

Sanofi taps Icertis for central contract system

31-Aug-2017 - Sanofi has selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to help simplify its contracting process.

Dutch CRO Viroclinics acquired by PE firm

29-Aug-2017 - Viroclinics Biosciences is expanding its service offering – and eyeing acquisition – following an investment by Parcom Capital.

SimpleTrials CTMS adds contracts, payments features

24-Aug-2017 - Trial By Fire Solutions has released SimpleTrials 2.0, an upgraded version of its clinical trial management system (CTMS) with new features including site contracts and payments management.

Parexel aligns with Japan-based cancer institute to advance clinical research

24-Aug-2017 - Parexel's alliance with the Osaka International Cancer Institute focuses on supporting efficient patient recruitment and advancing new cancer treatments.

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Clinerion talks 'technically groundbreaking' patient recruitment system

23-Aug-2017 - Clinerion recently filed a patent for its “anonymized identification” (ANID) technology, the use of which avoids possible privacy concerns associated with electronic patient data, says CEO.  

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