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ACRO: Right to Try Act compromises clinical trial process

25-May-2017 - Enhanced clinical trial design legislation proposes an alternative to the Right to Try Act – both of which address the FDA's current compassionate use program.


Ashfield acquires contract sales organization, UDG raises FY guidance

24-May-2017 - Ashfield has acquired the German and Swiss contract sales outsourcing business Sellxpert for a reported $14.4m.


Pace of change in clinical trial landscape has become rapid, says Avoca CEO

23-May-2017 - The Avoca Group is looking to take its collaboration model to the next level as it continues to address inefficiencies in clinical trial execution.

Report: CRO turnover creates loss of continuity

22-May-2017 - Contract research organizations (CROs) continue to see high instances of turnover, which can lead to delayed timelines and sponsor scrutiny, according to a recent survey.

eSource provider creates digital lab reports for clinical trials

11-May-2017 - Clinical Research IO (CRIO) has developed a new “Lab Routing” module for its eSource system, which was purpose-built for clinical research sites.

Kezzler's serialization tech tracks SGS supply chains with 'digital DNA'

08-May-2017 - SGS has signed a strategic alliance with serialization tech firm Kezzler AS to increase monitoring of its customers’ supply chains.

endpoint extends IRT accessibility across clinical development portfolio

03-May-2017 - endpoint has combined features of its IRT platform with its global inventory management tool, DRIVE, to extend IRT accessibility across the clinical development portfolio.

New Marken center to support home-based trials 24/7

01-May-2017 - The Philadelphia-based 'Patient Interaction Center (PIC)' will support patients participating in home-based clinical trials, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

People on the move

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

27-Apr-2017 - This month’s roundup includes new hires at Worldwide Clinical trials, Ajinomoto Althea, UDG, the global data standards organization CDISC, and more.

Yusen Logistics expands cold storage in Belgium and the Netherlands

25-Apr-2017 - Yusen Logistics has announced plans to increase cold storage facilities in Belgium and the Netherlands in an investment of more than €10m ($10.8m). 

ePatientFinder to connect patients to trials, providers with Rep Network partnership

24-Apr-2017 - ePatientFinder has signed a two-year agreement with Rep Network through which it will expand clinical trial access across the United States.

Medidata adding eConsent via Mytrus acquisition

24-Apr-2017 - Medidata is set to acquire Mytrus, Incorporated – adding eConsent and remote monitoring solutions for a "modern trial experience."

Veeva's Vault SiteExchange aims to simplify clinical trial document exchange

20-Apr-2017 - TransCelerate has chosen the Veeva Vault SiteExchange to simplify investigative site collaboration as part of its Shared Investigator Platform Initiative.

Clinical trial study design: 'one size does not fit all'

18-Apr-2017 - The rate of false positives in clinical trials should be set higher for certain hard-to-treat cancers, suggest researchers.

DHL looks to strengthen presence in South American market

18-Apr-2017 - Deutsche Post DHL Group’s contract logistics business, DHL Supply Chain, has announced its intention to acquire Brazilian transport service provider Polar Transportes. 

TrialScope solution reduces clinical trial disclosure non-compliance risks, costs

13-Apr-2017 - ATLAS Global Compliance is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that helps clinical trial sponsors to “disclose locally and comply globally,” says TrialScope CEO.

'Partner of Choice' aims to quantify medical affairs initiatives

13-Apr-2017 - Clinical SCORE has released “Partner of Choice” as a new means to measure the effectiveness of medical affairs teams.

Where’s the Brexit? UK clinical research industry charts path ahead of EU withdrawal

10-Apr-2017 - Industry leaders gathered at an Emergency Summit Meeting to discuss the implications of Brexit and the future of clinical research in the UK.

PMG automating site work with Devana tech

10-Apr-2017 - PMG Research will use Devana Solutions cloud-based technology across its clinical research facility network.

Legislation would enable CROs to claim R&D tax credit

06-Apr-2017 - Proposed legislation would enable contract research organizations (CRO) to claim an R&D tax credit – increasing incentive to conduct clinical trials in the US.

Catalent: five-fold increase in capacity to support growing demand

06-Apr-2017 - Catalent Pharma Solutions has increased its controlled-temperature storage capabilities as it continues to invest in its clinical supply business.

IATA OKs DHL air freight site for cold chain API and drug shipment

04-Apr-2017 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has certified a DHL air freight station in Leipzig, Germany for the cold storage and shipment of APIs and finished pharmaceuticals.

Sharp investing more than $25m in US, UK operations

03-Apr-2017 - Sharp Packaging Services has purchased Daiichi Sankyo’s packaging facility in the US and is tripling its UK-based clinical packaging business.


Meeting the drug pricing debate at the clinical trial site level

29-Mar-2017 - The inability to identify the best clinical trial sites is a big problem – and one of the major challenges negatively affecting drug pricing and sponsors, says CEO.

Avista completes $4m facility expansion at former Microtest Labs

27-Mar-2017 - The expanded facility features an additional 4,200 square feet of space to enhance its microbiology, sterility testing, and microbial ID service offerings.

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