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Translation company completes third acquisition amid trial globalization

22-Aug-2016 - As clinical trials “continue to shift to emerging markets,” the translation company Welocalize has acquired Global Language Solutions (GLS) to further support its clients’ linguistic validation processes.

Overcoming privacy concerns in medical research databases

17-Aug-2016 - A new system developed by MIT researchers helps ensure privacy in genomic research databases by “slightly perturbing” analysis results.

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Purdue Pharma joins health policy research organization

15-Aug-2016 - Purdue Pharma  has joined the National Pharmaceutical Council  (NPC), a health policy research organization working to advance good evidence and science.

World Courier expands as Moscow becomes 'increasing popular destination'

15-Aug-2016 - World Courier is set to open a new Moscow, Russia-based investigational drug depot in August – and it will be nearly six times larger than the current depot.

Marken opens new GDP-compliant facility

15-Aug-2016 - The recently expanded and relocated GDP-compliant facility will operate 24/7/365 and is located in Zurich, Switzerland. 

CTMS market to reach $920.2m by 2021

11-Aug-2016 - According to a new market research report, the global CTMS Market is expected to reach $920.2m by 2021.

Ashfield launches 'Ashfield Cares'

10-Aug-2016 - Ashfield, a provider of outsourced healthcare services to pharmaceutical, device, and biotech companies, has announced a new international initiative, Ashfield Cares.

PPD to acquire evidence-based solutions provider, Evidera

10-Aug-2016 - Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) is set to acquire evidence-based solutions provider Evidera, as the need for real-world data continues to grow.

CRO earnings report roundup

08-Aug-2016 - Over the past several weeks, the CRO industry has released its financial results – and there is no indication of slowdown, says analyst. 

Almac Group services support first commercial orphan drug products

08-Aug-2016 - Almac Group has announced that two of its clients have recently received approvals of their first orphan drug product.

Engineering Pharma

Antares Vision launches serialization unit with PCI Pharma Services

04-Aug-2016 - Antares Vision has developed a new serialization unit in conjunction with the contract manufacturing organization (CMO), PCI Pharma Services.

inVentiv: 'site-centricity' essential to enhance trial conduct

03-Aug-2016 - As part of the company’s “site-centric” approach, inVentiv has expanded its relationship with the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) to elevate the “voice” of clinical sites.

CRO Velesco Pharma adds compound management services

03-Aug-2016 - The contract research organization (CRO) Velesco Pharma has opened a new laboratory in its Plymouth, MI-based facility to support an increased demand for materials management.

INC Research accredited under clinical operations workforce quality program

29-Jul-2016 - INC Research has announced that it has received the “Bronze Standard” as part of IAOCR’s Clinical Operations Workforce Quality Accreditation program.

Survey: nearly two thirds of respondents now use CROs

28-Jul-2016 - As part of a recent survey, 62% of respondents said they are more likely to engage a clinical research organization (CRO) partner for clinical research than they were five years ago.

CROs, Sponsors recognize need for improvement, opportunities

26-Jul-2016 - According a recent survey, while there is a disconnect between Sponsors and Providers in some areas, the industry as a whole agrees that there is room for improvement.

Bioclinica acquires clinical research company

25-Jul-2016 - The acquisition of Compass Research expands Bioclinica’s access to several specialized populations with neurodegenerative disorders and other diseases.

Questions surrounding Indian CRO result in medicine suspension recommendation

22-Jul-2016 - The EMA is recommending the suspension of several medicines after inspections revealed flawed studies at the India-based contract research organization (CRO), Semler Research Centre.

PPD awarded for innovative eTMF development

21-Jul-2016 - Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has won the 2016 OpenText Elite Award for the Most Innovative Project in the Health Sciences Sector.

Lonza: Biologic APIs boosted H1 revs and CAR-T deal will help sustain growth in H2

20-Jul-2016 - Lonza has increased its 2016 earnings guidance after strong H1 growth of its biologic APIs business.

CSafe opens new service center in Puerto Rico

18-Jul-2016 - The cold chain solution company, CSafe, has opened a new San Juan-based service center in conjunction with the launch of its new company, CSafe Puerto Rico LLC.

Enrolling patients and keeping them: electronic patient recruitment companies collaborate

18-Jul-2016 - eClinicalHealth and Clinerion have announced a collaboration under which the companies will offer their complementary technologies jointly to hospitals and sponsor companies/CROs.

DIA 2016

FDA, EMA leaders address barriers, 'big projects,' and Brexit

13-Jul-2016 - Senior leadership from key regulatory bodies gathered at the DIA 2016 Annual Meeting to discuss challenges they face as global regulators, both domestically and as part of international cooperative initiatives.

NIH: million-person precision medicine study 'a constant learning process'

12-Jul-2016 - The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program  is expected to launch later this year with the goal of enrolling more than one million US participants by 2020.

KaloBios CEO on its post-Shkreli 'restart'

11-Jul-2016 - After announcing a new pricing model that promises transparency, affordably, and reasonable return, KaloBios has emerged from bankruptcy – but transparency moving forward will be a shared burden.

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