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DCAT Week preview: what's new?

08-Feb-2017 - This year, DCAT Week ’17 attendees can expect several new additions to the industry event as it gathers at its new location next month in New York City.

Cmed updates app-based clinical data suite

07-Feb-2017 - Cmed has announced enhancements and additions to encapsia™, the CRO’s app-based clinical data suite for data management.

Quotient Clinical acquisitions expanding US presence

07-Feb-2017 - Quotient Clinical has acquired SeaView Research – with another US acquisition to be announced next week, as the company looks to expand its US footprint.

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LabCorp in talks to buy PPD for $8Bn

06-Feb-2017 - Unconfirmed reports suggest Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) is in talks to acquire contract research organization Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC (PPD).

Parexel: TMAC acquisition part of strategy to capture new growth

02-Feb-2017 - Parexel is set to acquire The Medical Affairs Company (TMAC) as it looks to strengthen its current commercialization and medical affairs services.

Outsourcing companies to see 'significant investments' from private equity

02-Feb-2017 - Outsourcing companies are expected to witness “significant investments” from private equity and venture capital, despite decreasing investment in the overall healthcare industry.

InDex and Parexel trial for Ulcerative colitis won't be in US due to high cost

01-Feb-2017 - InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB has upgraded a deal with Parexel for its Phase IIb trial in Europe for ulcerative colitis, cancelling plans for US centres due to expense.

Chiltern expands presence in India

01-Feb-2017 - Chiltern has opened a new process and technology center in Bangalore, India to further support its analytics, risk-based optimization, biometrics, and pharmacovigilance capabilities.


Outcome Health enters clinical trial space with patient recruitment solution

31-Jan-2017 - Outcome Health is looking to solve the “age-old” issue of patient recruitment in an industry that it says was “ripe for disruption.”


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

31-Jan-2017 - Outsourcing-Pharma presents this month's round up of who is moving where in the contract research and manufacturing industry.

Parexel looks to 'bridge gap' to compassionate use studies as demand surges

31-Jan-2017 - Parexel’s expanded Managed Access Program helps biopharmaceutical companies provide compassionate access to patients as the industry faces an increasing public demand for treatment options.

PPD opening new Phase I unit in Las Vegas

30-Jan-2017 - The 24-bed clinical research unit in Las Vegas supports PPD’s Phase I and early development clinical research capabilities.

Canadian Lupus drug to enter Phase III with Worldwide Clinical Trials

30-Jan-2017 - Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. will use the CRO Worldwide Clinical Trials’ services for its Phase III trial for Lupus nephritis.

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CROS NT launches new FSP model focused on 'sustainable quality'

25-Jan-2017 - The Functional Service Provision (FSP) model unveiled at SCOPE Summit this week in Miami addresses staff turnover, flexible pricing, and monitoring.

Belgian CDMO to launch generic of vaginal contraceptive device NuvaRing

24-Jan-2017 - Mithra Pharmaceuticals SA will seek US and EU approval for a rival to the NuvaRing contraceptive device in Q2, manufacturing the ring through its independent CDMO platform.

DSG opens new office in India

24-Jan-2017 - DSG, Inc. has opened a new office in Bangalore, India as it looks to increase efficiency and enhance its data management capabilities.

Mid-sized CROs set to outperform larger providers, analyst

24-Jan-2017 - Quintiles, Parexel and Icon are likely to report declining bookings growth in their upcoming financials, says a Jefferies’ analyst, but mid-sized CROs should fare much better.

GCP 'Renovation' paper outlines revisions to ICH E8 and E6

23-Jan-2017 - ICH is currently seeking public comment on proposed "modernizations" to the clinical trial design, planning, management, and conduct guidelines ICH E8 and E6.

CRF Health receives FDA clearance for next-gen wireless glucometer

19-Jan-2017 - The next-generation wireless glucometer provides rapid testing results on the company’s eCOA platform for clinical trials.

Final Rule 'modernizes' protections for clinical trial participants

19-Jan-2017 - The HHS issued a final rule updating outdated regulations to provide enhanced protection for clinical research participants – and the FDA may follow suit.

CROS NT: India an 'important and strategic market'

18-Jan-2017 - CROS NT has opened a new office in Bangalore, India as it looks to expand its clinical, regulatory, and data services lines to meet client demand.


The rise of 'technology-enabled' clinical research companies

17-Jan-2017 - Technology is catapulting clinical trials into a 'new era' as scientific breakthroughs bring new opportunities to an industry that has traditionally lacked innovation.

Poor provider engagement drives low patient recruitment, says Tufts

16-Jan-2017 - Poor communication between healthcare providers and clinical research professionals is contributing to low recruitment rates, according to a recent study by Tufts.

News in brief

LabCorp to acquire Mount Sinai assets

12-Jan-2017 - The asset acquisition adds seven patient service centers to LabCorps’ network of 120 patient service centers in the metropolitan New York City area.

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