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EMA proposal concerns: “Public health trumps commercial confidentiality”

23-May-2017 - Proposed amendments to the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) access to documents policy have been criticised by medicines watchdogs, including not-for-profit Health Action International and Prescrire.

Acurian: new consulting service provides 'continuum of support'

18-May-2017 - Acurian Inc. has launched a new consulting offering to help pharma sponsors throughout protocol design, enrollment, site planning, and budgeting.

PPD ups capacity at vaccine development lab

18-May-2017 - Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has expanded its Richmond, Virginia-based vaccine sciences lab.

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Eli Lilly taps Cogstate as preferred provider

18-May-2017 - Eli Lilly and Company has chosen Cogstate as its preferred provider to support its Alzheimer’s disease platform.

LabCorp completes acquisition of PAML

17-May-2017 - LabCorp has completed its acquisition of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML), which will be integrated into its national network of regional and specialty laboratories.

Concise without compromise: clinical trial consent forms need reader-friendly revamp

16-May-2017 - Clinical trial consent forms should be more concise moving forward, say NIH researchers in a recent report.

AB Science suspends French masitinib trials after ANSM finds deviations

15-May-2017 - AB Science SA has halted French trials of its Ph III drug candidate masitinib after regulators uncovered good clinical practice (GCP) and pharmacovigilance deviations in an earlier study.

RBM provider expands in US Northeast to support CRO, sponsor demand

15-May-2017 - CluePoints is expanding its US-based operations with a new office in Wayne, PA to better serve its customers in the US Northeast/Mid-Atlantic regions.

AG Mednet launches Judi to help sponsors, CROs manage clinical events

15-May-2017 - AG Mednet's SaaS solution, Judi, helps sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) manage clinical events from trigger to final adjudication.

MedAvante, ProPhase acquisition to transform CNS market, says WCG CEO

15-May-2017 - WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) has acquired MedAvante and ProPhase, bolstering the company’s presence in the central nervous system (CNS) and behavioral health assessment markets.

KCR moves to new office 'where money and research meet'

11-May-2017 - The full-service contract research organization (CRO) is moving to a new office in Boston, MA, which will serve at its fourth "hub," joining Berlin, Warsaw, and Kiev locations....

INC Research, inVentiv merger 'a perfect fit'

10-May-2017 - INC Research and inVentiv Health are merging to create one of the largest biopharmaceutical outsourcing providers – and a “top three CRO,” says CEO.

PRA looks to bring child-friendly solutions to pediatric clinical trials

10-May-2017 - PRA Health Sciences has launched a new Center for Pediatric Clinical Development and a correlating site network to facilitate patient recruitment and improved engagement and retention. 

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Updated common protocol templates align clinical trial objectives, endpoints

08-May-2017 - The NIH-FDA Joint Leadership Council and TransCelerate BioPharma have issued updated common protocol templates (CPT) to accelerate clinical development.

Cromsource recruiting patients for three US-based programs

08-May-2017 - Cromsource has secured an award of more than $42m (€40m) for multiple clinical development programs in the US.

PPD forms new unit with Evidera, MARO teams

08-May-2017 - Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has combined its medical affairs research operations (MARO) team and Evidera to create a dedicated real-world research and market access unit.

The CRO's role in advancing patient centricity

04-May-2017 - There are several opportunities for contract research organizations (CROs) to advance patient centricity and many are looking to do so over the next three years, according to a report.

DrugDev partners with ACRP to increase visibility among sponsors, sites, CROs

04-May-2017 - The partnership helps accelerate site selection by enabling ACRP members to create a profile accessible to users of the DrugDev Spark Platform, the company’s unified clinical operations suite.

WCG acquisition expands services to patient recruitment

04-May-2017 - WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) has acquired the global patient recruitment, enrollment, and retention firm, ThreeWire.

CRO George Clinical extends oncology research in Asia Pacific and US

03-May-2017 - Asia Pacific-based CRO George Clinical has acquired Vector Oncology's CRO division in the US to expand cancer research across the regions.

INC Research receives workforce quality accreditation

03-May-2017 - INC Research Holdings, Inc. has received the “Silver Standard” as part of IAOCR's Clinical Operations Workforce Quality Accreditation program. 

WIRB, Huron align as clinical research industry challenges mount

03-May-2017 - WIRB-Copernicus Group (WIRB) and Huron have announced an alliance to support research programs in the face of heightened expectations from industry sponsors.

Gene therapy no longer science fiction: IRB launches biosafety committee service

02-May-2017 - Schulman IRB has launched a new service to ensure sponsors, CROs, and others are compliant when conducting genetic engineering research – “given the diverse risks,” says committee lead.

PPD valued at more than $9bn as investors recapitalize

01-May-2017 - A new ownership structure at Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) is designed to help drive the company’s next phase of growth.

QuintilesIMS, Salesforce launch multi-year venture

01-May-2017 - QuintilesIMS has announced an alliance with Salesforce through which the companies aim to “equip and enable” customers to meet future healthcare challenges.

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