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PCT 2013 Vienna

Ultravox and Ringo Starr shared differing opinions of Vienna, Austria but the outsourcing clinical world assembled here to discuss the prominent issues affecting CROs at the Partnerships in Clinical Trials Congress 2013.

And amongst the lively debates around strategic partnerships, AROs, CRAs and changing regulatory needs, sported its notepad and pen to bring you all the news as it happened.

Dispatches from PCT

Parexel: Strategic partnerships are reshaping the CRO industry

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. 

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Not all good news: CROs must prepare for Private Equity exit, experts say

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

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Quintiles is the "arms, legs and brain" in Merck Serono's monogamous relationship

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.”

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Pfizer: Active role for patients as smartphones lead way in virtual trials

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.

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Regulatory costs will rise, fines will increase, expert warns

21-Nov-2013 - Economic uncertainty and a bleak fiscal outlook will lead to over-regulation and increased fines in the clinical trial industry, according to an economic expert at PCT.

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Oversight is key in sponsor-CRO partnerships say Pfizer and Amgen

21-Nov-2013 - Strategic partnerships were put on trial yesterday at PCT and with a number of alliances coming up for renewal, Pfizer, Novartis, Amgen and Baxter spoke about the issues affecting a...

PCT - Day 2

Ultravox wrong: Vienna 'everything' to CROs this week

19-Nov-2013 - CROs from across Europe and beyond have gathered in Vienna, Austria this week for Partnerships in Clinical Trials' (PCT) European congress. will be covering the show live.

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Readers' Survey: Are strategic alliances good for the CRO industry?

19-Nov-2013 - Are strategic alliances a positive or a negative thing for the CRO industry as a whole? In light of PCT Europe this week, we invite you to comment. 

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