Awards & Advancement

ERT named preferred provider for key quality of life assessments

Friday, February 21, 2014 02:33 PM

ERT, a global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has been named a preferred provider for the administration of the EuroQol Group’s EQ-5D patient reported outcome (PRO) assessment. Specifically, VIAPhone, ERT’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, has been approved to capture both the EQ-5D-3L and the EQ-5D-5L versions of the quality of life assessment. 

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Laurence Burke joins Exco InTouch as vice president of operations

Friday, February 21, 2014 02:12 PM

Exco InTouch, a provider of patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, has appointed Laurence Burke vice president of operations. Chief amongst his responsibilities is ensuring that processes are as streamlined and efficient as possible for customers, whilst also ensuring full continuity of robust delivery programs as Exco InTouch continues to grow the volume of its business. Burke will have responsibility for operations in servicing customers in the clinical, late phase and mHealth fields.

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Spark Therapeutics appoints Elliott Sigal to board of directors

Friday, February 14, 2014 01:27 PM

Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of debilitating diseases, has appointed Elliott Sigal, M.D., Ph.D., former director, executive vice president and chief scientific officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb, to its board of directors. Elliott led Bristol-Myers Squibb during its ascent as a biopharmaceutical leader and built one of the industry's most productive R&D organizations through his forward-thinking approach to innovation.

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James Brown elected to Safe-Biopharma board of directors

Friday, February 14, 2014 01:18 PM

SAFE-BioPharma Association, the nonprofit collaboration that developed and manages the global SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and digital signature standard, has elected James W. Brown, Ph.D., chief operating officer, Regenx Biosciences to its board of directors.

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DAC Patient Recruitment Services wins gold in International AVA Digital Awards

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 02:35 PM

DAC Patient Recruitment Services, an Imperial company and provider of patient recruitment and retention for global clinical trials, took home the gold in the 2014 AVA Digital Awards competition for writing, design and execution of its DACTracks digital marketing campaign. DAC’s winning entry was a multifaceted campaign promoting the company’s proprietary DACTracks clinical trial metrics technology. Campaign components included a web site subpage, web site banner, promotional and instructional video, online fact sheet, press release and eblast.

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Kinexa adds executives Kwan, Chan to clinical leadership team

Friday, February 7, 2014 10:30 AM

Kinex Pharmaceuticals, a specialty biotech focused on the development and commercialization of next generation oral therapies for cancer diseases, has appointed Dr. Rudolf Kwan chief medical officer and Dr. Wing-Kai Chan as head of Clinical Operations, Asia/Pacific. Kinex currently has four oral oncology drug candidates allowed in the clinic and the appointments of Kwan and Chan adds significant experience in clinical oncology drug development to the Kinex executive team.

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INC Research appoints Beatrice Setnik VP, Clincial Pharmacology

Friday, February 7, 2014 10:18 AM

INC Research, a therapeutically focused global CRO with a Trusted Process for delivering reliable results, has appointed Beatrice Setnik, Ph.D., vice president, Clinical Pharmacology. Setnik will support INC Research’s Early Phase Business Unit, providing scientific direction on matters related to abuse liability.

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Chiltern wins Pharmatimes awards

Thursday, February 6, 2014 11:10 AM

Global CROChiltern International has won two awards at the PharmaTimes Annual Awards 2014 ceremony that took place in London on Jan. 30. The competition, established in 1999, celebrates the competence and ability of top clinical research professionals.

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Bina Technologies expands scientific advisory board and commercial team

Friday, January 31, 2014 11:40 AM

Bina Technologies, the genomic big data science company accelerating personalized medicine, has expanded its advisory board and commercial team. This announcement marks the latest in the company’s initiatives to significantly improve genomics data analysis workflows used in clinical research. Bina has expanded its scientific advisory board (SAB), adding four luminaries with experience in clinical genomics research. The company also has brought on two commercial team leaders, tapping into their combined 40+ years of experience driving revolutionary technologies into the genomics market.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb names three research project winners for in viral diseases

Friday, January 31, 2014 11:31 AM

Three European virology researchers were awarded research grants this week based on their proposed research projects to investigate novel ways to cure viral diseases. The award-winners were chosen by an independent faculty as part of the Partnering for Cure Program, a first-of-its kind, Europe-wide initiative. The program, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is designed to accelerate innovative scientific research that could lead to cure in viral diseases, namely HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV).

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