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Outsourcing-Pharma's Hiring and Firing Roundup May '17

31-May-2017 - This month’s roundup includes new executive leadership teams, hires on both sides of the Atlantic for CRO Smithers Viscient, a new VP and medical director at Clinipace, among others.

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The changing landscape of the CRO industry

30-May-2017 - How we classify CROs has seemingly changed overnight.

ACRO: Right to Try Act compromises clinical trial process

25-May-2017 - Enhanced clinical trial design legislation proposes an alternative to the Right to Try Act – both of which address the FDA's current compassionate use program.

Avantor to spend $6.4bn on VWR acquisition

12-May-2017 - Avantor has agreed to purchase independent laboratory product, supply chain and service provider VWR for approximately $6.4bn (€5.9bn), reflecting a share price of $33.25.

Aptar Pharma continues its North American expansion

11-May-2017 - Aptar Pharma has acquired 20% of the US-based company, Kali Care, less than two months after inaugurating its first facility outside of France as it aims to expand globally. 

BioMarin defends US FDA-approved Brineura’s $702k price tag

04-May-2017 - Brineura's $702,000 (€640,000) a-year price tag reflects production costs and investment in tech used to administer the enzyme replacement therapy to the brain says BioMarin Pharmaceuticals.

Wearable drug delivery tech firm Unilife files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

20-Apr-2017 - Unilife Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and confirmed that a key customer for its wearable injectors business has halted a project.

Partnering key to deliver next-gen drug delivery tech, say industry experts

19-Apr-2017 - Partnering and collaborating to advance drug delivery innovation  is essential, now more than ever, say industry experts from Boehringer-Ingelheim and Merck.

Pharma finance

Medical device CROs: the next growth opportunity?

17-Apr-2017 - Medical device clinical trials have increased 63% since 2012 and a market void for mid-size device CROs could present a significant opportunity for growth.

Verily unveils 'Study Watch' for clinical research

14-Apr-2017 - Verily has unveiled its Study Watch – an investigational device that captures clinical study data for an "unobtrusive trial experience," says CTO.

Parexel: wearable data collection creates sponsor efficiencies

04-Apr-2017 - Parexel’s new patient sensor solution aims to capitalize on remote clinical trial data collected via medical devices.

Fred Hutch to use Origin Sciences' OriCol in Ph I HIV study

16-Mar-2017 - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will use Origin Sciences’ novel mucosal sampling device, OriCol, for sample collection as part of a Phase I HIV study.

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Icon: PRO instruments to improve endpoints for antibacterial drug trials

01-Mar-2017 - Icon and the FDA are continuing development of new antibacterial treatments as part of a research project dating back to 2012.

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Outsourcing-Pharma's Hiring and Firing Roundup February '17

28-Feb-2017 - Outsourcing-Pharma presents this month's roundup of who is moving where in the contract research and manufacturing industry.

Bioclinica: more stakeholders pushes need for collaboration

22-Feb-2017 - Bioclinica has expanded its eHealth App xChange to make a greater range of technologies available to the increasing number of industry stakeholders – many with differing priorities. 

iCardiac eCOA platform a 'major step forward,' says CEO

22-Feb-2017 - iCardiac’s new eCOA platform, QPoint, can measure clinical outcome assessments from patients at home or during site visits and will soon integrate with emerging wearables.

SGS expands E&L testing services at New Jersey facility

26-Jan-2017 - SGS SA has expanded its Extractables and Leachables testing services with new equipment and specialist analysts at its facility in New Jersey, US.

Belgian CDMO to launch generic of vaginal contraceptive device NuvaRing

24-Jan-2017 - Mithra Pharmaceuticals SA will seek US and EU approval for a rival to the NuvaRing contraceptive device in Q2, manufacturing the ring through its independent CDMO platform.

CRF Health receives FDA clearance for next-gen wireless glucometer

19-Jan-2017 - The next-generation wireless glucometer provides rapid testing results on the company’s eCOA platform for clinical trials.

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The rise of 'technology-enabled' clinical research companies

17-Jan-2017 - Technology is catapulting clinical trials into a 'new era' as scientific breakthroughs bring new opportunities to an industry that has traditionally lacked innovation.

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