Friday, December 21, 2012
CRO WuXi PharmaTech, with operations in China and the U.S., and CRO PRA have signed a joint venture agreement to offer a broad platform of phase I-IV clinical trial services in China, Hong Kong and Macau, including clinical trial monitoring, project management, regulatory strategy and submissions, data management, biostatistics, drug safety reporting and medical monitoring.
Merck and GE Healthcare have formed a clinical study collaboration, license and supply agreement for use of [18F]Flutemetamol, an investigational positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent, to support Merck’s development of MK-8931, a novel oral beta amyloid precursor protein site cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor and Merck’s lead investigational candidate for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
PharmaNet/i3, inVentiv Health’s clinical segment and a provider of clinical development services, has appointed Dr. Susan C. Stansfield as executive vice president of clinical operations for phase II-IV development in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Oncodesign, a biotech based in France, and the Laboratory for Neurobiology and Gene Therapy (LNGT) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, have entered into a research collaboration to evaluate, along with a global specialty-driven pharmaceutical company Ipsen, Oncodesign’s compounds in multiple pharmacology models for Parkinson’s disease.
Arrowhead Research, a clinical stage targeted therapeutics company, has signed a research collaboration and license agreement with Shire, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, to develop and commercialize targeted peptide-drug conjugates (PDCs) by utilizing Arrowhead’s human-derived Homing Peptide platform and Shire’s therapeutic payloads.