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'SkunkWeeks' venture seeks to speed time to market

30-Nov-2016 - IDEA Pharma and Mass Innovation Labs have announced a new collaboration aimed at changing the way the pharma industry approaches innovation.

CROs not ready for wearable tech? Report examines use in clinical trials

30-Nov-2016 - Wearable technology has been making inroads in the clinical trial industry, however several challenges and concerns surrounding lack of experience still stand in the way of increased adoption.

Report: medical affairs a 'constant presence' in Ph IV studies

30-Nov-2016 - As Phase IV studies are ‘undergoing a revolution,’ a recent report suggests that medical affairs teams are apt to head post-marketing study strategy.

Two more patients die in trial of Juno's JCAR015

23-Nov-2016 - Two more patients have died during a trial of Juno Therapeutics’ candidate white blood cell cancer therapy, JCAR015.

Clinical Ink updates patient engagement app

22-Nov-2016 - Clinical Ink has announced the latest release of SureSource Engage, which enables clinical trial sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) to increase patient adherence.

QuintilesIMS leading Big Pharma firms in oncology collaboration

22-Nov-2016 - The new collaborative initiative will be led by QuintilesIMS, with founding partners including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck KGaA, and Pfizer.

QuintilesIMS purchases clinical trials division from TKL Research

21-Nov-2016 - QuintilesIMS has agreed to purchase TKL Research’s Clinical Trials Division (CTD), which will become a part of Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company.

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INC Research to oversee Ph II trial for Cellectar Biosciences

17-Nov-2016 - Cellectar Biosciences has announced INC Research as its contract research organization (CRO) for the company’s Phase II trial of CLR 131 in hematologic malignancies.

Pediatric drug development outlook promising, Tufts

17-Nov-2016 - An increase in resources dedicated to pediatric drug development is proving promising in the industry, according to a new analysis completed by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug...

AAPS 2016

AAPS highlights key trends at annual meeting

16-Nov-2016 - The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition continues this week with a focus on novel technology, new delivery modalities, precision medicine, and accelerated drug development.

AAPS 2016

Adaptive trial designs a 'prospectively planned opportunity,' says BMS

16-Nov-2016 - The most successful adaptive design trials are “designed by nature,” said BMS at the AAPS annual meeting and exposition this week in Denver, Colorado.

Icon leveraging EMRs of 57m patients

11-Nov-2016 - TriNetX, a research network and technology platform, connects Icon to the electronic medical records (EMRs) of 57m patients across the globe.

Accelerating the clinical development process with EMRs

11-Nov-2016 - Electronic medical records (EMRs) offer study teams several advantages ranging from study design support to patient recruitment and data collection.

inVentiv closes $3.8bn private equity transaction

11-Nov-2016 - inVentiv Health announced last week that it has closed its previously announced  transaction agreement with the private equity firm, Advent International.

How to make training easier for clinical trial sites

10-Nov-2016 - Addressing training methodologies will ‘go a long way’ in improving investigator satisfaction, according to a recent survey by Worldwide Clinical Trials.

INC Research participating in 'umbrella trial' to accelerate precision therapies

09-Nov-2016 - The first-of-its-kinds “umbrella trial” involves multiple sponsors and collaborators working to accelerate precision therapies.

Study: central lab choice impacts investigator satisfaction

09-Nov-2016 - Investigators are more willing to work with sponsors who choose their preferred central lab, according to a recent study.

CRO Venn Life Sciences inks €2.5m deal

09-Nov-2016 - Venn Life Sciences has signed a new contract with Sedana Medical AB worth €2.5m as the CRO continues  to reposition itself for growth.

Trump presidency unlikely to ‘materially’ impact CROs

09-Nov-2016 - Analysts suggest a Trump presidency won’t have a material impact on contract research organizations – though a shake-up in trade policy could complicate the larger, global pharmaceutical industry.

CSSi LifeSciences launches fully integrated medical device CRO

07-Nov-2016 - CSSi LifeSciences has launched its fully integrated medical device contract research organization (CRO) as an alternative to “traditional ‘big-box’ CROs.”

CRO CTI Clinical collaborating with Sernova

03-Nov-2016 - Sernova and CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) have entered into a long-term regulatory collaboration.

Early stage clinical trials get boost from modern EDC platform

02-Nov-2016 - Litmus Health imagines a future where all the world is “one big clinical trial,” and as the first step, it has launched its clinical data science platform into public beta.

Clinerion patient recruitment system found compliant with privacy directives

01-Nov-2016 - Clinerion’s Patient Recruitment System (PRS) allows sponsors and clinical trial managers to identify and approach potential patients for enrollment using electronic medical records.

Large molecule clinical trials taking longer, costing more

31-Oct-2016 - Significant differences in large molecule clinical trials highlights the need to be more efficient, according to a recent analysis of clinical trial duration.

Biometrics CRO Cytel expands offerings

31-Oct-2016 - Cytel has expanded its footprint in Europe, further adding to its big data capabilities and “more traditional” contact research services.

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