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.
Phase Forward signs new deal with GSK
Data management specialist Phase Forward has landed a “multi-million dollar” clinical trial services contract with GSK.
Chiltern sets up in Hungary
UK group Chiltern International has opened an office in Budapest Hungary, joining the growing number of CRO players to set up in the CEE.
Synteract sets up in Czech Republic joining CRO CEE rush
Synteract will open an office in Prague in the Czech Republic, joining the growing number of CROs to offer sponsors access to treatment naive populations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
More trial info would boost physician referrals, says CenterWatch
Physicians say a lack of information about candidate drugs often prevents them referring patients for clinical trials, according to a new survey by sector analysts CenterWatch.
Icon partners to create translational research site
Icon has entered into a collaboration with the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation (CMFT) to establish a purpose built translational medicine facility in the UK.
Quintiles sets up in Ghana to boost recruitment pool
UK CRO Quintiles Transnational has set up an office in Accra, Ghana in a move it claims allows it to recruit trial participants from sub-Saharan Africa’s estimated 760m residents.
DZS rolls out ClinPlus CTMS for complex trials
US group DZS Software Solutions says its new web ClinPlus CTMS technology will help sponsors and CROs ensure that trial procedures are being followed and eliminate redundant study management systems.
Cogenics rolls out new 1,936 marker DMET screening service
US genomic services specialist Cogenics has launched a new DMET analysis service that it believes will improve patient genotyping during clinical trials, helping drug industry sponsors target the development of new products and reduce costs.
Microsoft adds genomics capacity to Amalga
Microsoft is ramping up its efforts in drug R&D for personalised medicine through the acquisition of genomic analysis technology developed by Seattle, US firm Rosetta Biosoftware.
Merge Healthcare to acquire eTrials after Bio-Imaging bid collapses
IT solutions firm Merge Healthcare has won the race to buy eClinical specialist etrials, beating previous suitor Bio-Imaging Technologies whose takeover bid collapsed on Monday.
MDS sells late stage trial unit to INC Research
Canadian CRO MDS Pharma Services (MDS) is to sell its Phase II-IV trial business to US counterpart INC Research for $50m (€35m) and focus on providing discovery and early clinical development services.
Kendle further expands Asia-Pacific presence
US CRO Kendle has set up three units in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, further demonstrating the growing importance of the Asia Pacific for the contract research sector.
BKK sets up in Japan to combat recruitment lag
US Patient recruitment specialist BBK Worldwide has set up a unit in Osaka, Japan to improve enrolment rates for studies in the country and help local pharma and biotech firms cut costs.
Ockham and etrials team up on EDC
US CRO Ockham Development group will start providing customers with data capture and analysis solutions developed by etrials under a new, five year licensing agreement.