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The CenterWatch Weekly, December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Center Point’s siteless technology disrupts CRO sector, offers more humanistic, safer approach

In a series of announcements this week, Center Point Clinical Services unveiled what it calls the first siteless technology model for pharmaceutical trial research in the CRO industry. The announcement appears to come as a surprise within the CRO industry, perhaps even a shock. Only one of several CROs contacted for comment responded to CenterWatch inquires.

CRISPR/Cas9 market expanding, but questions remain

Recent announcements reflect the enormous excitement and activity surrounding CRISPR/Cas9. Biotech company Intellia Therapeutics announced the opening of its new head­quarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in early December. The company is pioneering therapeutic applications of CRISPR/Cas9, a revolutionary genome editing technology that researchers hope will eventually gener­ate treatments for a broad range of diseases.

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