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BioClinica, Kinapse partner to accelerate risk-based monitoring implementation

Thursday, May 21, 2015 02:04 PM

BioClinica, a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, has partnered with Kinapse, a global provider of outsourcing services to life sciences organizations, suppliers and regulators, to accelerate Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) implementation on global clinical trials using BioClinica's Compass Intelligent Monitoring solution.

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Baxter, Baxalta highlight business strategies

Thursday, May 21, 2015 07:36 AM

In advance of the July 1 spin-off of Baxalta from Baxter International, executives from the companies have shared their vision, strategies and initiatives underway to drive product innovation and accelerated growth over the long-term. Each company has provided updates on its financial outlook, new product pipeline and growth prospects.

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Verified Clinical Trials, Integreview IRB create new expedited research subject authorization review process

Thursday, May 21, 2015 07:35 AM

Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) and Integreview IRB have developed a preferred partnership to stop dual enrollment in clinical trials and reduce protocol deviations while promoting safety. Research sites, CROs and pharmaceutical sponsors will benefit from this alliance in an effort to stop dual enrollment in clinical trials and reduce significant protocol violations from occurring. 

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Banook-CardiaBase Group’s subsidiaries consolidate under name of parent company

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:21 PM

Banook Group, an international provider of cardiac safety, central imaging and endpoint adjudication services, will combine its three subsidiaries into one unique name and brand. To accompany the rebrand, Banook Group has introduced a new logo and launched a new website,

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WCG, Certara co-sponsor Lasker Lessons in Leadership events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:20 PM

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of regulatory and ethical review services and software to support clinical research, and Certara, a global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development consultancy, are co-sponsoring the inaugural Lasker Lessons in Leadership, a series of one-day career-oriented workshops for postgraduate medical research students. This program, which has been developed by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in collaboration with the International Biomedical Research Alliance and the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, began May 19 at the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, Md.

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Foundry Medical Innovations to re-tool with merger and name change

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:19 PM

Foundry Medical Innovations, a Carslbad, Calif.-based comprehensive medical and diagnostic device development company, has merged with Zeis Consulting Group, a provider of IVD clinical research, and changed its name to Toolbox Medical Innovations to better leverage its strengths and serve its growing list of clients.

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AstraZeneca to invest in new biologics manufacturing facility in Södertälje, Sweden

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:18 PM

AstraZeneca plans to invest approximately $285 million in a new high-tech facility for manufacturing of biological medicines in Södertälje, Sweden. The new plant will be focused on filling and packaging of protein therapeutics. The new facility will supply medicines for clinical trial programs of AZ and MedImmune, the company's global biologics R&D arm, from the end of 2018, and will deliver finished products for commercial use once fully operational by 2019.

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Lannett to acquire Silarx Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:17 PM

Lannett, a Philadelphia, Pa.-based developer and marketer of generic pharmaceutical products, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held, New York-based Silarx Pharmaceuticals and a related real estate entity, a manufacturer and marketer of liquid generic pharmaceutical products. The transaction is expected to close in early June, subject to customary closing conditions. Strategic benefits of the acquisition include an FDA-approved manufacturing facility, research R&D experience and added diversity to Lannett’s portfolio of existing and pipeline products.  

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Forum Pharmaceuticals relocates headquarters to Waltham, Massachusetts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:15 PM

Forum Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and delivery of innovative medicines to treat serious brain diseases, has relocated its corporate headquarters to a 112,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Waltham, Mass. The move consolidates Forum’s operations into a single centralized location that houses corporate offices, clinical development and research laboratories. Previously, Forum conducted business from two locations in Watertown, Mass. and Brighton, Mass. The company also maintains a small European office in the Netherlands.

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Janssen, Rutgers School of Engineering expand collaboration

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:13 PM

Janssen Supply Chain has expanded its partnership with the Rutgers University School of Engineering by providing over $6 million to expand ongoing research efforts supporting the company’s introduction of continuous manufacturing techniques for pharmaceuticals.

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