March 2016

Quintiles honored as Best CRO in Asia

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Quintiles has been named the Best CRO in Asia at the 2016 BioPharma Asia Industry Awards, winning the honor for the fourth time in the event’s six-year history. The award goes to the CRO that best demonstrates an ongoing commitment to improving clinical research services in Asia and reducing lead times for customers.

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goBalto launches study startup solution Select

Thursday, March 31, 2016

goBalto, a provider of cloud-based clinical study startup solutions, has released goBalto Select for optimizing site selection. With this release, goBalto becomes the first life science software vendor to offer a complete end-to-end platform for starting clinical trials, from site feasibility assessment and selection through to activation, with comprehensive metrics to track adherence to timelines and budget.

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Watchdog group files amendment to FDA Citizen Petition

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

With deaths in clinical drug trials every month since December 2015, Center for Responsible Science (CRS) has updated its July 2015 citizen petition. The petition urges the FDA to update 29 regulations to allow the preclinical test method most predictive of human response is used during drug testing. Current regulations mandate the use of animal models, despite great progress in more human relevant tests.

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Helix BioPharma announces CEO swap

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dr. Zbigniew Markowski has stepped down, for personal and family reasons, from his positions as chief executive officer of Helix BioPharma and chairman of Helix Polska. Helix BioPharma is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Dr. Sven Rohmann will replace Markowski, effective immediately.

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Eurotrials opens office in Mexico

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Eurotrials, a CRO specialized in Europe and Latin America, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Mexico City, Mexico. The new office strengthens the company’s presence in Latin America and further boosts its growth and expansion, providing full operational coverage in this key emergent region.

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