Awards & Advancement

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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PTC Therapeutics expands management team

Monday, January 27, 2014 02:47 PM

PTC Therapeutics has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Robert J. Spiegel, M.D., FACP, to chief medical officer and Murad Husain to vice president, Global Regulatory Affairs. PTC also announced the promotions of Joseph Colacino, Ph.D., to senior vice president, Drug Discovery and Ernest R. Dietel to senior vice president, Quality. In addition, Jay Barth, M.D., senior vice president of Clinical Development, is leaving PTC to pursue other opportunities.

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ERT receives Philadelphia SmartCEO’s Future 50 Award

Monday, January 27, 2014 02:19 PM

ERT, a global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has announced that Philadelphia SmartCEO has recognized the company in its Future 50 Awards program. The program recognizes the region’s fastest-growing mid-sized and large Blue Chip companies that have experienced outsized growth based on a combined three-year average of revenue and employee growth. 

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TrialNetworks appoints Jorge G. Guerra advisory board chairman

Monday, January 20, 2014 01:32 PM

Jorge G. Guerra, M.D., has joined TrialNetworks as chairman of the advisory board. The TrialNetworks platform, which began as an innovative site engagement and communication portal, has rapidly grown into a comprehensive cloud-based solution for key aspects of a clinical trial from startup through closeout, including feasibility surveys, training, trial conduct efficiency, patient recruitment and retention, site activation and document management.

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Icon appoints Dariush Elahi head of metabolic research, early phase

Monday, January 20, 2014 01:20 AM

Global CRO Icon has appointed Dr. Dariush Elahi director of metabolic research. Based in Icon’s Clinical Pharmacology Unit in San Antonio, U.S., Elahi will lead Icon’s early phase glucose clamping programs globally, providing expert, scientific consultation to sponsors who are developing therapeutic agents to treat endocrine/metabolic disease.

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