US Senate approves FDA chief nomination
The US Senate has confirmed Andrew von Eschenbach as the official
Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after months
of delay due to complaints about the regulator's oversight.
Galapagos buys into improved drug discovery
Galapagos is to spend up to €19.1m to acquire Inpharmatica in order
to accelerate their drug discovery capabilities, especially in the
early stages of development.
Phoqus joins forces with GSK on oral drug delivery system, Qtrol
Phoqus pharmaceuticals reaches milestone in GSK deal on Qtrol, due
to an increasing demand for drug delivery system.
Outsource according to core competencies
Before deciding what part of a clinical trial to outsource, one of
the most important things a sponsor should do is define its core
competencies and then outsource accordingly.
India steps up efforts to streamline research
India has been stepping up efforts to streamline the process of
CROs - where is the money being spent?
The contract research organisation (CRO) industry is in full swing
as the clinical trial outsourcing trend continues, but where is the
money being spent?
Niche providers vs full-service CROs
Niche providers versus full-service contract research organisations
(CROs) - each have their pros and cons.
India simplifies clinical trial regulatory process
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has just simplified
the process for gaining regulatory approval for global clinical
Contract overhaul to speed UK trials
The turnaround time of clinical trials in the UK may soon speed up
after the Department of Health (DH) announced a planned overhaul of
the way contractual agreements are made.
AstraZeneca goes paper free
AstraZeneca has decided to make all of its clinical trials
paperless and will exclusively use Medidata to assist in the
Ireland must lift its clinical trials game
Ireland needs to lift its game if it is to compete globally and
attract new clinical research business into the country, says a new
report by the Irish government.
How to handle a clinical trial crisis
Are you ready to handle a clinical trial crisis if it lands on your
New CRO in Hong Kong to feed China
A new contract research organization (CRO) has opened in Hong Kong
and will be the only clinical trial site outside of China with the
approval of China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to
run oncology trials.
eClinical creeps across the globe
It has been another few weeks of activity for the budding eClinical
industry as sponsors across the globe continue to move away from
paper toward electronic reporting in clinical trials.
Covance, Kendle win CRO accolades
Covance and Kendle have won two industry accolades as part of Frost
& Sullivan's 2006 Best Practices Awards.