Randomised clinical trials have been the mainstay of pharmaceutical product development for decades, but will they be designed and carried out the same way in future? With trials tipped to get smaller and patient selection more complex as pharma’s blockbuster model is dismantled, interactive technologies, adaptive designs and new ways to recruit and monitor patients will come to the fore.
03-Mar-2014 - Despite investor concerns about growth in R&D dollars for big pharma, CROs (contract research organizations) will benefit from the continued outsourcing, according to Citi analysts.
03-Feb-2014 - Parexel narrowly beat investment analysts’ earnings per share and revenue expectations as consolidated service revenue hit $487.1m.
23-Jan-2014 - The need to improve efficiency and comply with regulatory and geographical demands is driving the third-party clinical payment industry, say Greenphire, CFS and Clinverse.
20-Jan-2014 - WuXi PharmaTech has raised its 2013 financial guidance and now expects to achieve total revenues for 2013 of approximately $578m (€424m).
20-Dec-2013 - Drugmakers and academics will have to upload the results of trials run in Europe to a public database under a provisional deal agreed in the European Parliament earlier today.
17-Dec-2013 - German electronics firm Siemens has been contracted to develop and commercialize companion diagnostics by US drug giant Pfizer.
12-Dec-2013 - Algorithme Pharma has increased early stage patient access by teaming with a Montreal hospital, and says it provides a breadth of therapeutic areas not normally associated with mid-sized CROs.
11-Dec-2013 - Early-stage development services firm Quotient Clinical has been bought by private equity organization, Bridgepoint Development Capital.
02-Dec-2013 - Strategic partnerships are “the next phase” of sponsor-CRO relations, according to Parexel, and on top of saving pharma on oversight costs will reshape the industry.
02-Dec-2013 - Private equity will be looking to exit the CRO industry and could pose a threat to recent strong growth, according to financial experts at PCT
02-Dec-2013 - Trust, transparency and end-to-end participation are just some of the reasons Merck Serono says its exclusive strategic partnership with Quintiles is the “first of its kind.”
25-Nov-2013 - Smartphones are changing the role of the patient in clinical trials and can be used for industry success, Pfizer and technology provider firm Exco InTouch said at PCT 2013.
19-Nov-2013 - CROs from across Europe and beyond have gathered in Vienna, Austria this week for Partnerships in Clinical Trials' (PCT) European congress. Outsourcing-pharma.com will be covering the show live.
04-Nov-2013 - Patient recruitment firm Synexus has opened a new office in Wroclaw, Poland in the latest stage in in expansion in the country.
31-Oct-2013 - Quintiles issued a mixed set of revised financial predictions for 2013, increasing its earnings per share forecast after a surge of new business wins and narrowing its service revenue.
30-Oct-2013 - Covance produced solid Q3 results as expected by analysts though whether the CRO can fire both early and late stage development cylinders at once remains a question.
15-Oct-2013 - Parexel has teamed up with Japanese trial management services firm Fuijitsu Systems West in an agreement that underlines the CROs eClinical growth ambitions in Asia.
08-Oct-2013 - CRO Quintiles says it is in favor of the voluntary sharing of de-identified and masked clinical and preclinical data that protects the interests of research participants and proprietary data, though...
26-Sep-2013 - Almac has launched an online tool which it says will increase accuracy and save money in managing the supply of clinical trial supplies.
19-Sep-2013 - iCTRS (inVentiv Clinical Trial Recruitment Solutions) has partnered with ViS Research to accelerate the way it evaluates clinical trial sites.
22-Aug-2013 - Private equity group Parthenon Capital Partners has acquired eClinical services firm Bracket from US pharmacy benefit management organization Express Scripts.
23-Jul-2013 - The EFPIA and PhRMA are targeting an "army" of patient groups to lobby EU plans to publish clinical trial data, according to a leaked memo.
23-Jul-2013 - China’s top CRO Wuxi Apptec has purchased a remote clinical trial monitoring tool that will allow its toxicology clients log onto a secure Web site to view data from on-going studies....
08-Jul-2013 - AstraZeneca has selected the Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) to help develop oncology compounds using molecular profiling to more accurately predict a patient's response.
03-Jul-2013 - The antiquated process of evaluating clinical trial sites through paper questionnaires may be coming to an end thanks to a new online platform.