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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."

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

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.

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.

PCI ups cryogenic storage capacity at Rockford site by 400%

27-Mar-2017 - PCI Clinical Services (PCI) has announced a second 400% increase in cryogenic storage capabilities as it looks to support “considerable growth.”

Marken obtains two operating licenses in Argentina

22-Mar-2017 - Marken has secured two new operating licenses in Argentina, allowing it to provide a full range of logistics services to the country’s clinical trial market.

7 DHL stations to receive IATA CEIV pharma certifications in 2017

20-Mar-2017 - DHL Global Forwarding plans to certify seven US stations in the Americas throughout 2017 with the remaining global stations slated for certification by the end of the second quarter.


Charles River to pay $1.8m to settle overbilling claims

16-Mar-2017 - The US Justice Department has announced Charles River Laboratories International Inc. will pay the US government $1.8m to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act.

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Veeva announces new product integration with Salesforce

15-Mar-2017 - Veeva Systems has announced new integration between Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Veeva CRM for increased visibility.

FDA commissioner nominee would be a 'strong partner,' says ACRO

14-Mar-2017 - Last week, President Donald Trump announced Scott Gottlieb as his nomination for the new US FDA commissioner – a candidate that ACRO says, “understands the complexities of drug development.”

Hot and cold? Analysts unpack CRO market expectations

13-Mar-2017 - A recent CRO market report  from ISR projects increasing outsourcing, though analysts remain less optimistic moving into 2017.

PCI triples serialization capacity as 'crunch time' commences

13-Mar-2017 - PCI Pharma Services has tripled its serialization capacity ahead of US DSCSA and EU FMD deadlines with follow-on investments planned to finalize its serialization infrastructure.

Novartis unit to consolidate Slovenian logistics in Kuehne + Nagel deal

13-Mar-2017 - Novartis subsidiary Lek Pharmaceuticals will consolidate its Slovenian logistics and warehousing operations from 10 sites to one.


Top strategies for retaining CRA talent

07-Mar-2017 - High turnover rates among clinical research associates (CRA) continue to plague the industry – and competence and staff engagement are the "crux" of the issue, says IAOCR.

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