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Parexel launches new ecosystem to de-silo disparate data sources

20-Jun-2017 - Parexel has introduced a new ecosystem of integrated data-driven services as the industry looks to gain better insights from myriad information sources.

CDMO KBI Biopharma acquires Alliance Protein Laboratories

19-Jun-2017 - KBI Biopharma, Inc. (KBI) is acquiring the San Diego-based contract research organization (CRO) Alliance Protein Laboratories.

Parexel and Sanofi partner to advance wearable tech use in clinical trials

15-Jun-2017 - Parexel and Sanofi have launched a pilot study that will examine the use of remote data collection devices in clinical trials.

Covance opens companion diagnostics laboratory

15-Jun-2017 - LabCorp’s Covance has opened a new companion diagnostics laboratory as is prepares for an increasing demand for precision medicine – a market expected to reach $112.62bn by 2025.

Lower participation, slower studies delaying Alzheimer's research, says IRB

14-Jun-2017 - At least 50,000 volunteers are needed to participate in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease – the global cost of which is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2030.

YPrime launches vendor-agnostic clinical trial management tool

14-Jun-2017 - YPrime has released a new cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution that integrates data across various eClinical systems.

After doubling in size, LabConnect secures $24.5m investment

14-Jun-2017 - The global central laboratory and support services provider has secured a $24.5m Series A investment and is on track to double in size, again, over the next five years, says...


Bitmark looks to provide transparent data access with blockchain tech

13-Jun-2017 - In the first public application of its technology, Bitmark Inc. has partnered with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health to conduct studies using its blockchain technology.

News in brief

CRO Topstone Research joins SaaS company partner program

13-Jun-2017 - Topstone Research has joined the Partner Program at Medrio, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides electronic data capture (EDC) and eSource to clinical trials.

Elligo bringing clinical trials to Consortia women's health clinics

13-Jun-2017 - Elligo Health Research and Consortia Health have partnered to expand clinical trials access at various women’s health clinics across the country.

Oncology trends: smaller indications and greater efficiency, says QuintilesIMS Institute

12-Jun-2017 - As pharma targets smaller indications and becomes more efficient, oncology clinical trial duration – and patient enrollment – have decreased.

SynteractHCR, GOG sign 3-year agreement to leverage services

08-Jun-2017 - The international contract research organization (CRO) and non-profit organization have signed a three-year “teaming agreement” to advance clinical trials for gynecologic malignancies.

Bracket: new IRT solution enables go-live in 1 to 2 weeks

08-Jun-2017 - Bracket has released a new interactive response technology (IRT) solution for biotech and pharma sponsors.

China FDA changes will speed up approval process, says CRO

07-Jun-2017 - Proposed changes to drug, medical device and clinical testing regulations provide stimulus for conducting trials in China, says CRO George Clinical.

CRO ProSciento, OWL Metabolomics growing patient database

07-Jun-2017 - ProSciento and OWL Metabolomics have formed a strategic collaboration to accelerate NAFLD/NASH clinical trial recruitment.

Rich Pharmaceuticals selects clinical site, CRO for Ph I/II trial

06-Jun-2017 - Rich Pharmaceuticals has selected a clinical trial site in Thailand at which it will conduct a Phase I/II trial in collaboration with the contract research organization (CRO) CMIC ASIA-PACIFIC, PTE....

'Easy to work with' tops CRO benchmarking report

05-Jun-2017 - With or without a preferred provider – what do pharma sponsors look for in a contract research organization?

Rho to support NDA for Evoke Pharma’s patented nasal spray

01-Jun-2017 - Rho has been contracted to support Evoke Pharma’s planned NDA submission for its nasal delivery formulation of metoclopramide, Gimoti.

Chiltern acquires Japanese CRO

31-May-2017 - Chiltern has acquired Integrated Development Associates Co. Ltd. (IDA), a Japenese contract research organization (CRO) with offices in Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

People on the move

Outsourcing-Pharma's Hiring and Firing Roundup May '17

31-May-2017 - This month’s roundup includes new executive leadership teams, hires on both sides of the Atlantic for CRO Smithers Viscient, a new VP and medical director at Clinipace, among others....

Pharma finance

The changing landscape of the CRO industry

30-May-2017 - How we classify CROs has seemingly changed overnight.

CRO BioPharma Services completes 3 FDA inspections

30-May-2017 - The Canada-based contract research organization (CRO) has successfully completed three US FDA inspections this month.

CROS NT extends Medidata partnership

24-May-2017 - The extended partnership provides CROS NT customers access to Medidata’s electronic data capture (EDC) solution as well as its randomization and trial supply management system (RTSM).

PPD expands Virginia vaccine lab with an eye on assays

24-May-2017 - Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC (PPD) has expanded its vaccine research services lab in Richmond, Virginia.

SGS completes Ph I trial of new influenza virus

23-May-2017 - SGS has completed a Phase I clinical trial of a new influenza virus strain in healthy volunteers and has increased capacity at its Mississauga, Canada-based laboratory.

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