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Clinilabs adds Asian cost efficiencies with H&J deal

02-Sep-2009 - US CRO Clinilabs hopes its new link up with Chinese counterpart H&J CRO International will allow it to “manage early phase and specialty studies in the US, while offering our...

goBalto adds sites in “high growth” Latin American market

01-Sep-2009 - Drug development partnering site goBalto’s addition of Latin American clinical sites to its database in a deal with Chilean CRO Clinical Trials Support (CTS) is timely given the pharma and...

Number of trials registered with Russia’s RZN falls 17% in Q2

27-Aug-2009 - The number of registered clinical trials in Russia slipped in Q2, with the country attracting fewer international sponsors and regulatory inspections than in pervious years.

Proteomics lab receives accreditation

26-Aug-2009 - Proteomics International has become the first service laboratory of its kind to receive ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from NATA, an Australian agency.

CRL teams up with Quotient for new European lab

25-Aug-2009 - US analysis group CRL will set up a new laboratory at Quotient Bioresearch’s facility in Cambridge in the UK, in a collaboration designed to expand the US company’s business on...

Sigma-Aldrich develops knockout rats

25-Aug-2009 - Sigma-Aldrich is using a novel methodology to create rats with targeted gene deletion in as little as four months, which it believes could eliminate years of research and improve drug...

Xceleron providing services to GSK & collaborators

24-Aug-2009 - Xceleron will provide services to GSK and its collaborators, such as academics and biotechs, under a novel deal that emphasises the big pharma’s attempts to change its drug development model....

Pfizer and Private Access team up for trial recruitment website

20-Aug-2009 - US drug giant Pfizer has joined the growing list of organisations seeking to boost trial recruitment via the web, teaming up with IT firm Private Access to create a website...

CenterWatch and TrialX hope to boost recruitment via web 2.0

19-Aug-2009 - A new partnership between CenterWatch and TrialX may help boost flagging recruitment rates by “helping patients more easily and rapidly connect with relevant clinical trials.”

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Pharm-Olam and JSS focus on global post-market sector

19-Aug-2009 - US mid-sized CRO Pharm-Olam says its new partnership with Canadian counterpart JSS Medical Research will provide pharma, biotech and nutraceutical industry clients with both top tier analysis and a global...

Vimta licenses tech to cut diagnostic costs

19-Aug-2009 - India-based CRO Vimta Labs is aiming to lower the cost of diagnostic services by developing new panels using MassTag PCR technology licensed from Columbia University, New York.

Medidata turns loss to profit in Q2

17-Aug-2009 - Medidata has followed its successful IPO by posting an operating profit in Q2, having made a loss last year, and giving a positive outlook for the rest of the year.

OmniComm buys more EDC assets

05-Aug-2009 - OmniComm has acquired Logos Technologies’ electronic data capture (EDC) assets, the second deal of this type it has made in the past 6 weeks, further strengthening its presence in the market.

Ecron Acunova teams up with Essential CRO and Biotrial

03-Aug-2009 - Ecron Acunova’s global partnering team had a busy end to July with the Indian CRO entering into collaboration deals on both sides of the Atlantic to further expand its global...

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Pfizer teams helps Fudan University found clinical data management MSc

03-Aug-2009 - US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has teamed up with China’s Fudan University to set up a Master’s degree programme in clinical data management and statistical programming.

Covance doubles metabolite testing capacity

29-Jul-2009 - US CRO Covance has expanded its preclinical development offering, doubling metabolite identification capacity at its facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

Isogen's new science centre a "unique" clinical service facility

28-Jul-2009 - US firm Isogen says the combination of aseptic filling, engineering and containment know-how on offer at its new Science Center is unique among facilities serving the clinical market.

Phase Forward's income drops in Q2

28-Jul-2009 - Phase Forward’s GAAP net income fell by 41 per cent in Q2 despite an increase in revenues, as rising operating costs hit the company.

Developing world trials meet standards and speed drugs to market, says ACRO

22-Jul-2009 -  Clinical trials in the developing world meet the same standards as those in Europe and the US and are vital for accelerating drug development says the Association of Clinical Research...

Phase Forward buys Covance’s web business for $10m

16-Jul-2009 -  US data management and collection specialist Phase Forward will pay $10m (€7m) for Covance’s interactive voice and web response business (IVRS/IWRS).

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PRA opens South Korean office

16-Jul-2009 -  US CRO PRA International has opened a new office in South Korea, further extending its presence in Asia.

“Velos on-demand” launched to help CROs cut spending

13-Jul-2009 -  US software company Velos hopes its new “software as a service” (SaaS) internet offering will attract CROs and Pharma firms seeking low-cost trial management solutions.

KDH hopes PatientLocate will change recruitment paradigm

09-Jul-2009 -  US software development firm KDH Systems has unveiled a new platform that it claims will change “the paradigm of clinical trial patient recruitment.”

QPS partners Taiwan’s DCB and extends offering

08-Jul-2009 -  US contract research organisation (CRO) QPS has been called in by the Taiwanese Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB) to provide support services for biotech firms operating in the region.

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WuXi only CRO to make China’s list of top ten outsourcers

06-Jul-2009 -  Shanghai based CRO WuXi PharmaTech has been named as one of China’s top ten outsourcing enterprises in 2008 by the country’s Ministry of Commerce.

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