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PPD launches CRA apprenticeship program

23-Mar-2017 - PPD is offering "on-the-job" training through a new, competency-based clinical research associate (CRA) apprenticeship program.

Axim taps CRO for cannabinoid product development and clinical trials

23-Mar-2017 - Axim Biotech has contracted an ophthalmology CRO to support upcoming product development and clinical trials for its cannabinoid-based therapeutics.


Alcami launches new customer portal and mobile app

22-Mar-2017 - Alcami has launched a new customer portal and mobile application as part of its strategy to further diversify the company.

CROs form strategic alliance to provide end-to-end services

20-Mar-2017 - The strategic alliance between Metrion and Concept will provide clients with a fully integrated ion channel drug discovery service.

Fred Hutch to use Origin Sciences' OriCol in Ph I HIV study

16-Mar-2017 - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will use Origin Sciences’ novel mucosal sampling device, OriCol, for sample collection as part of a Phase I HIV study.

CRF Health: eConsent adoption to reach 82% by 2020

16-Mar-2017 - The industry can't be slow to adopt eConsent solutions as technology has become an integral part of modern clinical trials, says CRF Health. 

Celerion adds biometric fingerprint tech across units

15-Mar-2017 - Celerion has implemented Verified Clinical Trials’ (VCT) biometric fingerprint technology to address “significant amount” of participants dual enrolling at Ph I units.

SRI secures $90m BARDA contract

13-Mar-2017 - SRI International will advance compounds with the potential to treat persons exposed to biological, radiation, nuclear, and chemical agents – in a deal worth up to $90m.

SGS to operate Ph I inpatient clinical trials at Budapest hospital

09-Mar-2017 - SGS has signed a partnership agreement under which it will operate a dedicated clinical pharmacology unit for conducting Ph I inpatient clinical trials in Budapest, Hungary.

Almac selected as preferred partner for EORTC clinical trials

08-Mar-2017 - Almac Diagnostics will initiate sample profiling on current EORTC trials to further biomarker discovery and development.

CRO-less trial of malaria generic uses crowdfunding to treat bowel cancer

08-Mar-2017 - In the absence of a CRO, the 200 patient NeoART study is relying on the UK NHS, crowdfunding and charity to trial an antimalarial generic for late stage bowel cancer.

Clinerion rolls out recruitment services to countries in EEMEA

08-Mar-2017 - Clinerion  has expanded its services into countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) following appointment of a new regional head.

CROS NT acquires clinical division of PM Clinical Limited

07-Mar-2017 - CROS NT has acquired PM Clinical Limited’s clinical division in order to offer clients a “full and broad range services,” says CCO.


Top strategies for retaining CRA talent

07-Mar-2017 - High turnover rates among clinical research associates (CRA) continue to plague the industry – and competence and staff engagement are the "crux" of the issue, says IAOCR.

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Richmond CRO opens up new site at London Guy’s Drug Research Unit

07-Mar-2017 - Richmond Pharmacology has opened up a third Phase I research centre in London Bridge, taking over the former Drug Research Unit at Guy’s teaching Hospital.

Safety implications of GCP loophole 'very concerning,' says IAOCR

06-Mar-2017 - IAOCR is lobbying for a change to current ICH-GCP Guidelines , which would help CROs “deliver strong, reliable trials efficiently.”

CRO market in Asia to see 'significant increase' through 2020

06-Mar-2017 - The CRO market in Asia has “massive implications” as it continues to emerge as a preferred destination for clinical trials – a global market expected to reach $57bn by 2020.

NIH extends PPD HIV research support contract until 2024

06-Mar-2017 - The renewed contract covers a range of research related services, including monitoring therapeutic trials, prevention trials, and vaccines work, with the ultimate goal of an "AIDS-free generation."

Will deregulation trump clinical trial patient safety?

01-Mar-2017 - The Trump administration is looking to massively reduce regulations – which could have major implications for pending guidelines that look to increase clinical trial patient safety.


Icon: PRO instruments to improve endpoints for antibacterial drug trials

01-Mar-2017 - Icon and the FDA are continuing development of new antibacterial treatments as part of a research project dating back to 2012.

Pharmaron acquires clinical CRO

01-Mar-2017 - Pharmaron has acquired a majority stake in Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories Clinical Pharmacology Center, continuing its strategy of becoming a full service R&D service provider.

rare disease day 2017

PPD combines rare disease and pediatrics in new 'Center of Excellence'

28-Feb-2017 - The new center of excellence provides PPD clients with a team dedicated to clinical studies in rare disease and pediatric patient populations.

Rare disease day 2017

Are we moving fast enough? ARG talks rare disease clinical trials

28-Feb-2017 - Researchers and patients have more efficient tools for sharing information on rare diseases, and as knowledge continues to spread, rare disease studies will become less rare.

Rare disease day 2017

Infographic: Rare disease research

28-Feb-2017 - Approximately 400 clinical trials in a rare disease condition are currently registered on – on Rare Disease Day 2017, examines the numbers.

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QPS tapped for Acticor Biotech FIH study

27-Feb-2017 - Acticor Biotech has contracted QPS to manage a Phase I study of the company’s humanized Antibody Fragment, ACT017.

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