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Top Stories for the Week of August 14th 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Top News

SFBC Changes Name to PharmaNet Development Group

Now just emerging from a year of legal and financial blows and bad publicity, SFBC has decided to change its name to PharmaNet Development Group, pending shareholder approval later this month.

Quintiles Creates Strategic Biostatistics Unit

Raleigh, N.C.-based Quintiles has created a statistical working group called the Strategic Biostatistics Unit, which provides guidance to clients on using advanced statistical methods to adjust such variables as the number of patients, trial length, dosing arms and including safety and efficacy endpoints. Applying such methods to protocol design early can offer sponsors significant cost and time savings without statistically invalidating trial data. In addition, the unit’s expertise can develop adaptive clinical trial designs.

Other breaking news…

i3 Research adds another specialty…

eResearch Technology reported second quarter earnings

Company Profile: An interview with Remko van Leeuwen, director, business development, and Kees Groen, executive director of drug development IATEC.

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