CROs/Service Providers

WuXi NextCODE Genomics, DNAnexus partner

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:27 PM

WuXi NextCODE Genomics, a subsidiary of WuXi PharmaTech, an open-access R&D capability and technology platform company, and DNAnexus, an cloud-based genome informatics and data management company, have formed a strategic alliance that aims to accelerate the use of genomics to benefit patients worldwide.

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Synchrogenix, CISCRP partner on clinical data transparency requirements

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:24 PM

Synchrogenix, the regulatory writing consultancy of Certara, a global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development consultancy, and the nonprofit Center for Information and Study of Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) have partnered to provide lay language clinical trial results to clinical trial volunteers.

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INC Research, DrugDev collaborate on cloud-based solutions

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:23 PM

Global CRO INC Research Holdings has announced a strategic collaboration with DrugDev to drive increased efficiencies in clinical trials through enhanced access to and management of critical investigator and site data. INC Research becomes the first CRO to complete integration with and implementation of DrugDev’s SiteCloud platform, the same technology used by TransCelerate’s Investigator Registry (launching later this year) and the Investigator Databank, to facilitate more efficient feasibility, site selection and study start-up processes.

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Safe-Biopharma launches cyber security consulting service for life science, healthcare

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:18 PM

SAFE-BioPharma Association has created SBP Digital Trust Consulting, a resource of internationally recognized identity and access management (IAM) policy and technical experts for life science and healthcare companies seeking to develop improved cyber security strategies.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech acquires BioOutsource

Friday, April 24, 2015 12:29 PM

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), an international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industries, has acquired Scottish company BioOutsource. The privately owned company based in Glasgow, U.K., has been operating in the biotechnology market since 2007 and has approximately 85 employees. No financial details have been disclosed.

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PPD Laboratories opens central lab in Shanghai

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 07:56 AM

Global CRO PPD has opened a central laboratory in Shanghai, China, to deliver global scientific and technical lab expertise to meet growing client demand for these services in China. The new facility, which has been established in association with Shanghai Clinical Research Center (SCRC), will provide high-quality data across a range of technologies and applications for all phases of pharmaceutical development.

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Precision for Medicine acquires Precision Health Economics

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:38 PM

Precision for Medicine, a Bethesda, Md.- based specialized services company supporting next-generation approaches to drug development and commercialization, has acquired Precision Health Economics (PHE), a health economics consultancy and analytics firm. PHE leverages the experience of policy analysts, economists, clinicians and academics to advance research on the most complex healthcare questions. Life sciences companies and policymakers worldwide turn to PHE to shape strategy, inform key healthcare decisions, and produce effective changes in policy through innovative research.

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INC Research establishes site advocacy group for clinical trial management

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:37 PM

INC Research, a global CRO, has formed a new Site Advocacy Group (SAG) focused on streamlining and enhancing the payment process for clinical research sites. Through this forum, INC Research will work with sites to improve a key aspect of clinical trial management and facilitate ongoing dialogue on operational best practices for conducting successful research.

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Aptuit, Axxam collaborate on integrated drug discovery services

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:47 PM

Aptuit, a CRO based in Greenwich, Conn., and Axxam, a Milan, Italy-based discovery company with experience in target biology and a broad range of early phase discovery solutions, have announced a strategic alliance to provide comprehensive and integrated services from gene to high-quality candidates and beyond.

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Quintiles names Hospital Italiano first Latin American Prime Site

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:45 PM

Global CRO Quintiles has named Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as its first Prime Site in Latin America.

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April 20

Christie Clinic, PMG Research's 12th clinical research site, expands its geographic reach north to Illinois

Clinipace acquires Accovion to expand European presence, following an infusion of equity that could lead to more deals

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PSI, INC Research, Chiltern best with sites
Strategic outsourcing prioritizing, improving site relationships

Regulatory compliance an increasing burden on sites
Increased staff time, materials, storage eroding site operating profit

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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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