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Entirely remote online clinical trial has 'significant benefits'

23-Jun-2016 - The online clinical trial required no site visits for its sixty patients – all of whom were recruited through the social media platform , Facebook.

India to rewrite 75-year old drug laws with an eye on business, biologics and devices

23-Jun-2016 - India has withdrawn a proposed amendment to its drug laws after deciding a more extensive rewrite is needed to allow the effective regulation of biologics, regenerative medicines and clinical trials.

Quintiles 'Design Studio' to accelerate tech development

22-Jun-2016 - Quintiles has opened the global Solution Design Studio at its campus in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.

Alcami enhances laboratory services at Wilmington, NC headquarters

21-Jun-2016 - Alcami has announced an upgrade to its laboratory service capabilities at the company’s Wilmington, NC-based headquarters.

Scancell stops dosing in long-term trial of cancer vaccine SCIB1

21-Jun-2016 - Scancell Holdings has stopped dosing in a long-term extension arm of a trial of its cancer vaccine SCIB1 after discovering the product is no longer within original specification.

Frenova launches startup acceleration program

20-Jun-2016 - Frenova Renal Research has launched its inaugural group of site businesses which comprise F1RST Up – a program designed to accelerate study startup by eliminating common administrative and contracting issues.

British CRO Concept Life Sciences expands into US

20-Jun-2016 - The expansion is a “natural progression” for the British contract research organization (CRO) who has officially launched its US offering after a successful pilot. 

WCG acquisition expands company's investigator/site database

15-Jun-2016 - The exclusive license agreement expands WCG’s clinical trial activation solution, which seeks to accelerate study start-up for sponsors and CROs.

Sanofi helps develop blinding label for clinical trials

14-Jun-2016 - Compliance in clinical trials requires that the active drug and placebo cannot be distinguished, which presents a unique challenge for labeling. 

Dispatches from BIO 2016

The state of investment: 'biotech is up'

07-Jun-2016 - The biopharmaceutical industry broke several records in 2015 – but to continue the trend will require a sustained investment from multiple stakeholders.

EMA portal will make EU more attractive for drug research says EUCROF

07-Jun-2016 - The EU will be a more attractive place to test drugs when the EMA clinical trial portal goes live in 2018 according to industry group EUCROF.

Smartphone app seeks to ease clinical trial enrollment

06-Jun-2016 - A new smartphone app hopes to make participating in clinical trials easier for prospective participants.

IBM Watson helps advance cancer program

06-Jun-2016 - IBM Watson cognitive computing helps match patients with clinical trials – a traditionally inefficient process.

EMA working on Ph I concept paper after death in Biotrial BIA 10 2074 study

06-Jun-2016 - A revised concept paper on first-in-human trials will be ready next month according to the EMA which is reviewing the French Phase I trial in which one volunteer died in...

PCI Pharma Services' new owners focused on growth

02-Jun-2016 - Partners Group, a private markets investment manager, has agreed to acquire global pharmaceutical services provider PCI Pharma Services citing “trends towards outsourcing.”

GSK's real-world Relvar trial called for 'game changing' tech says North West e-Health

02-Jun-2016 - A real-world trial of GSK's Relvar has prompted the development of a ‘game-changing’ database linking and tracking tech according to North West e-Health.

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Envigo's new director of operations for research model services

01-Jun-2016 - Outsourced Opinion is a Q&A column in which Outsourcing-Pharma talks with executive level professionals about industry trends, company plans, and personal experiences.

Clinical grade wearables market to reach $18.9bn by 2020

31-May-2016 - Clinical grade wearables support “anywhere-anytime” paradigms, allowing clinical trial participants flexibility and CROs better access to data.

INC Research expands in Japan amid 'evolution of the clinical trial landscape'

30-May-2016 - The CRO has opened new offices in Japan as part of its long-term growth strategy in the country – the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market.

ClinTec 'on track' with growth strategy as new offices open in Spain

26-May-2016 - ClinTec International has opened two new offices in Spain as it prepares for an expanding local clinical trial portfolio and larger outsourcing engagements in the country.

Amulet buys SynterActHCR from Gryphon

26-May-2016 - Amulet Capital Partners has bought SynteractHCR in its first acquisition in the contract research sector.

Bioclinica launches CTMS for CROs and mid-market biopharma

26-May-2016 - As more CROs look to divest in-house clinical trial technologies, Bioclinica has released a new Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) sized specifically for smaller organizations.

'Industry-first' electronic consent platform reduces risk, says CRF Health

25-May-2016 - CRF Health has launched TrialConsent, an electronic solution promoting better comprehension, compliance, and retention rates in clinical trials.

New Bracket apps turn patients' smartphones into trial data reporting techs

25-May-2016 - Bracket has released several new mobile applications to support Bring Your Own Device, a clinical trial technology which allows patients to report symptoms using a smartphone.

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