Medidata turns loss to profit in Q2
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.
OmniComm buys more EDC assets
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.
Pfizer teams helps Fudan University found clinical data management MSc
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.
Ecron Acunova teams up with Essential CRO and Biotrial
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 reach.
Covance doubles metabolite testing capacity
US CRO Covance has expanded its preclinical development offering, doubling metabolite identification capacity at its facility in Madison, Wisconsin.
Isogen's new science centre a "unique" clinical service facility
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.
Phase Forward's income drops in Q2
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.
Developing world trials meet standards and speed drugs to market, says ACRO
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 Organisations (ACRO).
PRA opens South Korean office
US CRO PRA International has opened a new office in South Korea, further extending its presence in Asia.
Phase Forward buys Covance’s web business for $10m
US data management and collection specialist Phase Forward will pay $10m (€7m) for Covance’s interactive voice and web response business (IVRS/IWRS).
“Velos on-demand” launched to help CROs cut spending
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.
KDH hopes PatientLocate will change recruitment paradigm
US software development firm KDH Systems has unveiled a new platform that it claims will change “the paradigm of clinical trial patient recruitment.”
QPS partners Taiwan’s DCB and extends offering
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.
WuXi only CRO to make China’s list of top ten outsourcers
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.
Medidata inks EDC deal with Roche
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 with an enterprise-wide electronic EDC system.