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New Ph I-IV data management system to provide access to clinical trial data in real time

24-Aug-2016 - Biomedical Systems and Foundry Health of Chicago will collaborate to develop the proprietary cloud-based data management system, which will cover all study phases.

Frenova Renal Research expands in Durham, NC

23-Aug-2016 - Frenova Renal Research has opened a new office in Durham, NC and has added several new staff members to its US field offices in in New York, Illinois, North Carolina,...

Bioclinica acquired by private equity firm

22-Aug-2016 - The international private equity firm, Cinven, is set to purchase Bioclinica, marking the company’s latest in a series of purchases as industry consolidation continues.

CRO BioPharma Services acquires BLS assets, expands analytical services

22-Aug-2016 - BioPharma Services has acquired intellectual property and human resource assets from Bioanalytical Laboratory Services (BLS), including a list of validated assays.

How animal models will advance precision medicine

17-Aug-2016 - A year into the program, animal models of human disease could augment NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative, say researchers.

Adaptive designs: patient value and commercial benefits

17-Aug-2016 - As regulators push the industry to adopt adaptive studies to reduce risk to both patients and manufacturers, the FDA has finalized a guidance outlining key issues and recommendations.


Purdue Pharma joins health policy research organization

15-Aug-2016 - Purdue Pharma  has joined the National Pharmaceutical Council  (NPC), a health policy research organization working to advance good evidence and science.

TrialScope: customers concerned about mitigating non-compliance risks

11-Aug-2016 - TrialScope has added four new companies to its customer base amid a growing need for its SaaS-based clinical trial disclosure platform.


The challenges of pediatric clinical trials

10-Aug-2016 - Pediatric trials are complicated – but what unique challenges do they pose?

Study: pediatric clinical trials are failing to inform science

09-Aug-2016 - According to a recent study, while current legislation encourages clinical trials in children, many pediatric trials go unfinished or unpublished.

US Senator calls for clinical trial data sharing, consortium responds

08-Aug-2016 - US Senator Elizabeth Warren recently published a perspective calling for strengthening research through data sharing – but the perspective was not met without feedback.


Envigo on the responsible use of animal research

05-Aug-2016 - Envigo recently announced the two of its sites have earned accreditation from the lab animal treatment watchdog, AAALAC.

inVentiv: 'site-centricity' essential to enhance trial conduct

03-Aug-2016 - As part of the company’s “site-centric” approach, inVentiv has expanded its relationship with the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) to elevate the “voice” of clinical sites.

Growing CRO eyes further expansion

03-Aug-2016 - With a new contract signed worth €2.8m ($3.13m), the growing contract research organization (CRO), Venn Life Sciences, is eyeing future expansion.

India relaxes rules on clinical investigators and trial sites

03-Aug-2016 - India has relaxed its study rules to let clinical investigators to take part in multiple drug trials and to allow smaller sites to be used for research.

Quintiles and DaVita Clinical Research announce strategic alliance

02-Aug-2016 - The strategic alliance between Quintiles and the contract research organization (CRO) DaVita Clinical Research will focus on optimizing renal clinical trials.

Internet recruitment may increase study disparities

02-Aug-2016 - While the internet has been touted as a new way to reach study participants, a recent study suggests it may hinder the recruitment of minorities.

INC vaccine catalyst site network launched to condense start-up times

02-Aug-2016 - INC Research has launched a Vaccine Catalyst Site network as part of the company’s Catalyst program, which was introduced earlier this year to strengthen collaborations with clinical research sites.

News in brief

inVentiv Health announces 'significant' investment, cancels IPO

02-Aug-2016 - With the on-boarding of the global private equity investor, Advent International, inVentiv has canceled its previously planned IPO.

CRF Health acquires Entra Health, establishes clinical trial data network

01-Aug-2016 - The acquisition formalizes an existing relationship and expands the company’s offerings, allowing for “new levels of innovation,” says CEO.

CRO Profil Institute forms strategic partnership with HighTide

29-Jul-2016 - Profil Institute and HighTide Biopharmaceutical have formed a strategic partnership focused on developing new therapies for diabetes and NAFLD/NASH.

First patient dosed in Ph I Zika vaccine clinical trial

27-Jul-2016 - Inovio Pharmaceuticals and GeneOne Life Science have dosed the first patient in the multi-center, phase I clinical trial of the companies’ Zika vaccine.

Clinical trial homogeny: 'pressing need' to create diversity

27-Jul-2016 - While the industry has made progress in advancing diversity in clinical trials, greater expectations may be forthcoming.

EMA proposing changes to FIH clinical trials, accepting comments

26-Jul-2016 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released a concept paper proposing changes to its current guidance on first-in-human clinical trials.

Quintiles: continuous glucose monitoring to speed drug development

25-Jul-2016 - A recent FDA Advisory Committee vote could allow researchers to use continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems in place of traditional methods, providing “a myriad of customized data,” says Quintiles.

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