December 2008

Covance Names New Periapproval Services Executives

Monday, December 29, 2008

Global contract research organization (CRO) Covance has added three new senior executive positions to its periapproval services team. The Princeton, N.J.-based company appointed Glynis Neagle, M.D., vice president for medical affairs; Robert Bader, director for product safety services; and Thomas Noto, vice president for regulatory affairs.

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MCRC Launches Niche Phase I Business

Friday, December 26, 2008

While the weakening economy has forced some drug companies to cancel or delay early phase projects, at least one company has seen a growing need for its niche phase I drug development services.

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Etrials Restructuring—Again

Monday, December 22, 2008

A month after naming a new permanent CEO, beleaguered eClinical company etrials is reorganizing its management structure—a move that will result in the departure of once-interim CEO Chuck Piccirillo as well as two other senior executives.

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MDS Pharma Revenues Continue to Fall

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Canadian life science company MDS, the parent company of King of Prussia, Pa.-based MDS Pharma Services, released fourth quarter results reflecting another disappointing quarter for its embattled contract research organization (CRO) division. Net revenues for MDS Pharma were $112 million, down 9% from the same quarter last year.

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Guest Commentary: Setting Up Successful Investigator Meetings in Eastern Europe

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

According to the August issue of The Centerwatch Monthly, the number of investigators in Central and Eastern Europe who filed Form FDA 1572s last year was close to 3,000, which means investigator participation in global clinical trials conducted in the region was up 25% over the prior year’s. Sponsors and global project managers from Western countries are managing teams and investigators from this region, and it is important for them to understand the specifics of this process.

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Cmed Raises $10M to Advance EDC

Monday, December 15, 2008

UK-based contract research organization (CRO) Cmed has raised almost $10 million in growth capital—funds that will be used to advance the company’s electronic data capture (EDC) system and the company’s brand worldwide.

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Thermo Fisher Expands Presence in India

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Global laboratory supply giant Thermo Fisher opened a new $17 million clinical services facility in Ahmedabad, India, giving the Waltham, Mass.-based company the largest Indian presence of any company in its industry, according to a company release.

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