CROs/Service Providers

PPD first to migrate data to the Oracle Health Sciences Cloud

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:58 PM

PPD is the first company to migrate trials from an on-site installation of Oracle Health Sciences’ Siebel Clinical Trial Management System to Siebel Clinical Trial Management System Cloud Service—creating a highly available, centralized trial database that lowers costs, simplifies management, improves the accuracy of multi-CRO clinical trial data and accelerates studies.

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Theorem Clinical Research

Parexel to acquire Quantum Solutions India

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:56 PM

Parexel International, a Boston-based global CRO, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the business assets of privately-owned Quantum Solutions India (QSI), a provider of specialized pharmacovigilance services.

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Quest Diagnostics

Recipharm, Adroit Science collaborate to expand service offering

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:51 PM

Two Swedish companies, Recipharm, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), and Adroit Science, a provider of laboratory and consultancy services, have formed a new strategic collaboration.

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BioClinica opens North Carolina office

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 02:56 PM

BioClinica has opened a Research Triangle Park (RTP) office in North Carolina in response to a rapidly expanding customer base of study sponsors and CROs with whom it has strategic partnerships.

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Paidion Research, a new pediatric CRO, launches

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 02:48 PM

Paidion Research, a new CRO focused exclusively on pediatrics and specializing in NICU and PICU populations (neonatal and pediatric intensive care), recently opened for business. Headquartered in Durham, N.C., Paidion combines pediatric clinical pharmacology experience with innovative pediatric regulatory strategies and trial methodologies to provide best-in-class service to drug and device development partners in industry, government, academia and nonprofits.

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Catalent launches Quality, Product Development & Regulatory Affairs organization

Thursday, March 19, 2015 02:55 PM

Catalent Pharma Solutions, a Somerset, N.J.-based global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, has formed the Quality, Product Development & Regulatory Affairs organization, established to build upon Catalent’s experience in new product development, regulatory excellence, reliable supply and quality. Sharon Johnson, senior vice president, global quality & regulatory affairs, will head up Catalent’s new organization.

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Study: Merit increase budgets continue to rise in the global CRO industry

Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:11 PM

Merit increase budgets continue to rise in the global CRO industry, according to a study conducted by HR+Survey Solutions. The survey found the overall global (all countries combined) average budgeted salary increase for 2015 is 4.14%, up from 3.94% in 2014, and significantly higher than the overall average actual increase in 2014 of 3.7%.

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Patheon to acquire IRIX Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 01:26 PM

Patheon will acquire IRIX Pharmaceuticals of Florence, S.C., which specializes in difficult to manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) needs for drugs from early and late development through commercial launch. Patheon expects to close the transaction in the next 60 days.

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ACRO holds initial meeting of CRO Forum

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 01:21 PM

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) has held the inaugural meeting of the CRO Forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum was established last October as the primary vehicle for interaction between the CRO industry and TransCelerate BioPharma.

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Icon rides latest outsourcing wave with launch of medical device and diagnostics research group

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:26 PM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

Global CRO Icon has packaged a combination of its services to create a medical device and diagnostics research group designed to provide global clinical trials, health economics and pricing and market access tools.

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Industry welcomes FDA draft guidance outlining the use of electronic Informed Consent for trials

Apple launches ResearchKit platform to tap millions of iPhone users to enroll in observational studies using apps

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Novo Nordisk, Takeda, Servier, Celgene among top sponsors
New gains seen from patient- and site-centric initiatives

Patient reported outcomes take center stage
FDA combining PROs, clinical outcomes in its approval decisions

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Study grants market breaks $13 billion
Volume of clinical activity rising while growth in grant spending slows

Revisiting eClinical Technology Solutions Adoption
While use of established solutions grows, sponsors hesitate on newer tools

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