goBalto adds sites in “high growth” Latin American market
Drug development partnering site goBalto’s addition of Latin American clinical sites to its database in a deal with Chilean CRO Clinical Trials Support (CTS) is timely given the pharma and biotech industry’s focus on emerging markets.
Number of trials registered with Russia’s RZN falls 17% in Q2
The number of registered clinical trials in Russia slipped in Q2, with the country attracting fewer international sponsors and regulatory inspections than in pervious years.
Proteomics lab receives accreditation
Proteomics International has become the first service laboratory of its kind to receive ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from NATA, an Australian agency.
CRL teams up with Quotient for new European lab
US analysis group CRL will set up a new laboratory at Quotient Bioresearch’s facility in Cambridge in the UK, in a collaboration designed to expand the US company’s business on the global stage and extend Quotient's offering.
Sigma-Aldrich develops knockout rats
Sigma-Aldrich is using a novel methodology to create rats with targeted gene deletion in as little as four months, which it believes could eliminate years of research and improve drug development.
Xceleron providing services to GSK & collaborators
Xceleron will provide services to GSK and its collaborators, such as academics and biotechs, under a novel deal that emphasises the big pharma’s attempts to change its drug development model.
Pfizer and Private Access team up for trial recruitment website
US drug giant Pfizer has joined the growing list of organisations seeking to boost trial recruitment via the web, teaming up with IT firm Private Access to create a website designed to “increase clinical trial awareness and participation.”
CenterWatch and TrialX hope to boost recruitment via web 2.0
A new partnership between CenterWatch and TrialX may help boost flagging recruitment rates by “helping patients more easily and rapidly connect with relevant clinical trials.”
Vimta licenses tech to cut diagnostic costs
India-based CRO Vimta Labs is aiming to lower the cost of diagnostic services by developing new panels using MassTag PCR technology licensed from Columbia University, New York.
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.