Awards & Advancement

Robert Blum receives 2014 Lou Gehrig Iron Horse Award

Thursday, December 4, 2014 02:14 PM

Cytokinetics has announced that the company's president and CEO, Robert Blum, received the 2014 Lou Gehrig Iron Horse Award from ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net).

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CluePoints wins award for Best Technological Development in Clinical Trials

Thursday, December 4, 2014 01:21 PM

CluePoints, a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of Centralized Statistical Monitoring (CSM) solutions for clinical trials, was awarded Best Technological Development in Clinical Trials at the 2014 Scrip Awards. The award, sponsored by the MCT Congress, recognizes CluePoints in the Cloud as the ultimate quality oversight and risk-based monitoring (RBM) application developed to determine the quality and integrity of clinical trials data.

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Clinverse names John Musante chief commercial officer

Monday, November 24, 2014 02:34 PM

Clinverse, a provider of automated financial management technology solutions for clinical trials, has added John Musante as chief commercial officer. Musante brings more than 25 years of experience across industry sectors including health care, technology, and life sciences.

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Sanofi names chief scientific officer Gary Nabel as Sanofi Ebola response coordinator

Monday, November 24, 2014 02:30 PM

As part of its contribution to the global response to the Ebola epidemic, Sanofi has appointed chief scientific officer Dr. Gary J. Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., as its Ebola response coordinator.

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Research Across America hires Matt Lowry as director, business development

Monday, November 24, 2014 02:03 PM

Matt Lowery, CCRC, has joined Research Across America (RAA) as director of business development. Lowery will oversee the development and growth of new business. Additionally, he will continue to develop and maintain CRO and sponsor relationships.

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Icon Firecrest receives global award for healthcare training animation

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:50 PM

Icon Firecrest, a provider of integrated Web-based services that optimize clinical trial performance, received a 2014 Global Award for its art and technique: animation entry, “Firecrest Through the Body.” This 3D animated video was created and developed by a team of 3D graphic designers and pharmacologists at Firecrest.

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PPD’s Randy Anderson named Health Care Hero for diabetes research

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:49 PM

Randy Anderson, Ph.D., vice president of global product development and therapeutic area leader for metabolics at global CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), was named a 2014 Health Care Hero. The annual awards honor members of the greater Wilmington medical community for their engagement on critical health issues.

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Vermillion forms new strategic and medical advisory board

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:43 PM

Vermillion, a bio-analytical solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, recently outlined its expanded strategy for driving improvements in the personalized management of gynecologic health and becoming a leading diagnostic innovator in gynecologic informatics. In support of this mission, the company has named three charter members of its strategic and medical advisory board.

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Edward Lanphier elected chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

Thursday, November 13, 2014 02:15 PM

Sangamo BioSciences has announced that Edward Lanphier, the company's president and CEO, has been elected as the next chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). Wash. D.C.-based ARM is an international organization that represents and supports industry, clinical institutions, patient advocates and other stakeholders in the development of safe and effective gene and cell therapies. Lanphier succeeds Geoff MacKay, president and CEO of Organogenesis, who will complete his two-year term as chairman on Dec. 31.

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inVentiv Health names Jeffrey Wilks president of advertising

Thursday, November 13, 2014 02:10 PM

inVentiv Health, a life science knowledge and services company for the new healthcare environment, has appointed of Jeffrey Wilks as president of its advertising businesses. Wilks will report to Mike Griffith, executive vice president, inVentiv Health and president, inVentiv Commercial.

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