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Outsourcing-Pharma: Focus on Phase IIIB-IV research

New guide to Phase IIIB and IV research

09-Feb-2006 - A new book is available to help those involved in designing and conducting Phase IIIB and IV research gain maximum return on investment and deal effectively with post-marketing safety issues.

New service improves pharma research applications

09-Feb-2006 - The industry trend in outsourcing opportunities shows no sign of weakening as contract researchers, easyRegDocs, introduced a new service that aims to simplify the process of completing clinical trial documentation,...

Outsourcing-Pharma: Focus on Phase IIIB-IV research

The shifting sands of the Phase IIIB-IV research industry

07-Feb-2006 - The spate of recent high-profile drug recalls, culminating in the dramatic high profile withdrawal of Vioxx in 2004, has fuelled a trend of consolidation within the Phase IIIB-IV clinical trials...

Outsourcing-Pharma: Focus on Phase IIIB-IV research

Phase IIIB-IV research booming

02-Feb-2006 - Phase IIIB-IV clinical research in the US is now booming, growing 20 per cent annually, compared with only 7 per cent for Phase II-III research, driven by a surge in...

Quest Diagnostics Q4 up despite product setback

02-Feb-2006 - Quest Diagnostics, the US's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services announced better than expected fourth quarter results after increased clinical testing activity helped to offset a weakness in...

Eisai chooses UK for key European base

01-Feb-2006 - Japanese health care firm Eisai will make Hatfield its European headquarters, in a major £75 million (€105 million) investment that demonstrates the UK's appeal for big pharmaceutical companies.

CROs march towards Eastern Europe

31-Jan-2006 - As contract research organisations (CROs) continue to search for cost-effective countries in which to operate, the clinical trials market is increasingly expanding into emerging economies. Central and Eastern Europe are...

Covance ends 2005 on the upswing

31-Jan-2006 - Covance closed 2005 on a high after net revenues climbed 16.9 per cent from 2004 to reach $1.19 bn (€1 bn). The current trend towards outsourcing R&D, coupled with increased...

Covalent scores deal from new biotech firm

24-Jan-2006 - Covalent Group has signed a new contract worth $2.3 m (€1.9 m) to conduct a global Phase 2 clinical trial of a new antithrombotic agent in the US, Europe, and South America.

New database to sharpen clinical trial designs

24-Jan-2006 - Wolters Kluwer Health has launched the first database covering both ongoing and published global clinical trials in order to help pharma and biotech companies better plan future drug trials.

CROs vital to flaging drug pipelines

24-Jan-2006 - Drug companies are leaning more heavily on contract research organisations (CROs) to save costs in getting new drugs to market. And it is paying off, with added benefits. Companies who...

Asian outsourcing still held back by poor IP laws

19-Jan-2006 - Asia and India are continuing to attract a wave of foreign outsourcing contracts in the pharma industry, as companies are lured by productivity-and cost savings. However, these countries are not...

DataLabs launch new clinical trials software

19-Jan-2006 - DataLabs has launched the first software to combine paper data entry (PDE) and electronic data capture (EDC) in the one program to accelerate the clinical trials process.

FDA relaxes Phase 1 cGMP rules

18-Jan-2006 - The FDA has cut red tape and modernised its guidance on experimental clinical studies to help improve and accelerate the R&D process of new compounds and ultimately get new drugs...

Cardiovascular drugs fuelling Phase IV trials

17-Jan-2006 - Phase IV clinical trials are becoming key activities for cardiovascular marketing teams who are increasingly using them to rejuvenate ageing medications and improve marketing campaigns.

Hill Top Research positions itself for growth

12-Jan-2006 - Hill Top Research, one of the leading clinical research services companies in the US, has positioned itself for growth after last week's acquisition by Utah's DW Healthcare Partners, a private...

VirtualScopics doubled customer base and revenue in 2005

12-Jan-2006 - VirtualScopics reported a breakthrough year in 2005, doubling its customer base to 26 and reaping in more than $5 m (€4.1 m) worth of business, an increase from the previous...

In2Focus and IsaiX data management alliance

12-Jan-2006 - UK's In2Focus Healthcare Technologies has formed a strategic alliance with Canadian based IsaiX Technologies, to co-promote each other's IT technology services for the pharma industry in Europe and North America....

Novo Nordisk outsources clinical trial data management to TCS

10-Jan-2006 - Indian IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has scored a contract from Danish pharma company Novo Nordisk for the data management of its clinical trials run in India.

New credential being established for pharmaceutical professionals

06-Jan-2006 - A new study is underway in the US to define the technical knowledge and expertise required by professionals involved in drug product development and manufacturing. The results will form a...

Covance sharpens lab test data management

05-Jan-2006 - Leading contract research organisation, Covance, has upgraded its software to streamline the laboratory testing aspect of its clinical trials and allow sponsoring drug companies greater involvement in the overall process.

Ventiv partners with Indian CRO

05-Jan-2006 - Ventiv's Clinical Services division has joined with India's largest domestic contract research organization (CRO), SIRO Clinpharm, to provide India-based clinical data management services, offering pharma and biotech companies a cost-effective...

CROs key to successful patient trials recruitment

05-Jan-2006 - According to a new report, the costs of clinical development are rising more rapidly in relation to the other parts of the R&D process, placing greater emphasis on the recruitment...

Complex drug delivery systems fuelling NIR imaging

04-Jan-2006 - Near-infrared (NIR) chemical imaging is emerging as the analytical tool of choice for drug formulation development, analysis and process monitoring of the increasing number of advanced drug delivery systems.

Premier Research pushes through to Eastern Europe

22-Dec-2005 - Premier Research has continued its spate of acquisitions this year, with the latest addition of clinical research organization (CRO) Imform, which will aid the company's expansion plans into Eastern Europe.

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