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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
29-Jul-2009 - US CRO Covance has expanded its preclinical development offering, doubling metabolite identification capacity at its facility in Madison, Wisconsin.
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.
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.
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...
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).
16-Jul-2009 - US CRO PRA International has opened a new office in South Korea, further extending its presence in Asia.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
02-Jul-2009 - Medidata has followed up its successful IPO by inking a deal with Roche, which is reported to be pulling out of PhRMA and the ABPI, to provide the Swiss pharma...
01-Jul-2009 - Data management specialist Phase Forward has landed a “multi-million dollar” clinical trial services contract with GSK.
30-Jun-2009 - UK group Chiltern International has opened an office in Budapest Hungary, joining the growing number of CRO players to set up in the CEE.
24-Jun-2009 - Synteract will open an office in Prague in the Czech Republic, joining the growing number of CROs to offer sponsors access to treatment naive populations in Central and Eastern Europe...
18-Jun-2009 - Physicians say a lack of information about candidate drugs often prevents them referring patients for clinical trials, according to a new survey by sector analysts CenterWatch.
17-Jun-2009 - Icon has entered into a collaboration with the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation (CMFT) to establish a purpose built translational medicine facility in the UK.
17-Jun-2009 - UK CRO Quintiles Transnational has set up an office in Accra, Ghana in a move it claims allows it to recruit trial participants from sub-Saharan Africa’s estimated 760m residents....
16-Jun-2009 - US group DZS Software Solutions says its new web ClinPlus CTMS technology will help sponsors and CROs ensure that trial procedures are being followed and eliminate redundant study management systems....
08-Jun-2009 - US genomic services specialist Cogenics has launched a new DMET analysis service that it believes will improve patient genotyping during clinical trials, helping drug industry sponsors target the development of...
08-Jun-2009 - Microsoft is ramping up its efforts in drug R&D for personalised medicine through the acquisition of genomic analysis technology developed by Seattle, US firm Rosetta Biosoftware.