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QuintilesIMS reportedly exploring sale of contract sales business

26-Jun-2017 - QuintilesIMS may potentially divest its contract sales business – which would improve the company’s overall profitability and enable it to focus on growing other aspects of the organization.

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A closer look at the Parexel deal

21-Jun-2017 - Another day, another CRO acquisition – this time Parexel, a top 10 CRO, was acquired by Pamplona Capital, a large private equity firm.

Update: DIA 2017

DIA 2017: big data, regulations, patient engagement dominate dialogue

21-Jun-2017 - The exhibit hall has closed, but final sessions are still underway as the DIA 2017 Annual Meeting enters its last day in Chicago, IL.

Cryoport developing cold chain logistic models for malaria vaccine

12-Jun-2017 - Cryoport will design and implement the cryogenic cold chain to support Phase III clinical trials of Sanaria’s investigational malaria vaccines.

IRB consolidation: Chesapeake expands services to meet growing demand

07-Jun-2017 - Chesapeake IRB has announced back-to-back acquisitions of two independent institutional review boards (IRBs) as the company aims to expand its services.

Advanced tech, data will lead to new patient treatments, says Accenture

05-Jun-2017 - Following its proposed LabAnswer acquisition, Accenture will form a scientific informatics service division, which it said will enable new patient treatments with “new insights into human biology.”

Marken taps into UPS' global network for new hybrid clinical trials service

01-Jun-2017 - Marken has launched a new hybrid logistics service that leverages UPS’ existing global transportation network – including airports, pilots, and aircraft.

Alliance integrates IRT, eSource into single system

01-Jun-2017 - Clinical Ink and endpoint Clinical are integrating their respective eSource and IRT solutions to ease clinical trial site burden, say CEOs.

People on the move

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

31-May-2017 - This month’s roundup includes new executive leadership teams, hires on both sides of the Atlantic for CRO Smithers Viscient, a new VP and medical director at Clinipace, among others....

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The changing landscape of the CRO industry

30-May-2017 - How we classify CROs has seemingly changed overnight.

Mobile tech in clinical trials offers 'untapped potential,' says CEO

30-May-2017 - Patient-operated mobile technology will be demanded on all clinical trials, says mProve, as the industry undergoes an evolution and embraces digital health solutions.

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.

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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.

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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.

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