Two US Attorney Generals have opened an investigation into the data breach at AMCA that compromised a combined nearly 20 million patients at LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics – as the companies’ efforts to notify the public are called into question.
Illingworth Research Group has accepted the challenge and set up shop in the US, the CEO says, as an increase in patient-focused protocol drives demand for the company’s mobile research nurse offering.
Parexel forms a strategic partnership with Clariness to deploy the ClinLife platform in the Greater China area as the CRO looks to recruit and engage patients in their native language and via social media channels.
Dassault Systèmes is set to acquire Medidata in an all-cash transaction valued at $5.8bn – a deal which will combine the power of modeling and simulation with data science to “catalyze the next generation of patient-inclusive therapeutics,” says CEO.
As regulators work to advance the modern clinical trial, the risk-averse clinical research industry is falling behind in the race to bring new therapies to patients, says an industry expert, echoing the former FDA commissioner’s calls for innovation.
Saga Diagnostics AB secures venture-backed financing to advance its precision oncology genomics testing technology, which is being used to monitor patient responses in clinical trials, among other applications.
Covance seeks an Economic Revitalization Area designation at its Indianapolis, IN-based site, at which the company looks to expand its sample storage capacity and add space “dedicated to innovation" as part of an $11.8m construction project.
Competitive costs, improving infrastructure, and a high burden of disease are increasing the demand for clinical research in Africa, says CRO, which has partnered with a US-based firm to expand its service offerings.