Phlexglobal Expands into the U.S.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Phlexglobal, a U.K.-based CRO that specializes in software and services that help drug sponsors manage clinical trial documents, has opened an office in Carlsbad, Calif., as the company looks to expand its business operations into the United States.

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Merck Launches Oncology Network, Reduces Sites

Thursday, June 17, 2010

In an effort to streamline its cancer research, Merck has launched the Merck Oncology Collaborative Trials Network, a collection of key oncology-focused investigative sites around the world with which Merck will work exclusively on promising compounds during early phases.

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Medical Research Funding at Baylor Still Strong

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Baylor Institute of Immunology Research (BIIR), a component of Baylor Research Institute, received grants totaling nearly $35 million in 2009, despite an economy that’s seen a marked decrease in charitable giving and government grants.

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Quintiles Adds Suite of PI3K Biomarker Assays

Monday, June 14, 2010

Quintiles has expanded its offerings to include a comprehensive suite of biomarker assays to help biopharmaceutical companies investigate the phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) cancer survival pathway, the focus of numerous anti-cancer therapies under development.

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Site-less, PI-less Trials?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Quincy Bioscience just may be on to something. The Madison, Wis.-based maker of the jellyfish-based supplement Prevagen has just launched a portal that allows most interactions with its study subjects to take place exclusively online.

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University of North Carolina, Olympus Open Advanced Imaging Center

Monday, June 7, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has opened a new facility designed to be one of the world’s most sophisticated research centers devoted to life science imaging. The UNC-Olympus Research Imaging Center provides researchers with advanced equipment, software, consultation and expertise and is designed to stimulate collaboration among top life science research faculty members. It will be available to guest researchers as well.

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