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DaVita business units DaVita Clinical Research, HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to merge

Monday, December 15, 2014 12:29 PM

DaVita HealthCare Partners, a U.S. innovative healthcare community, has announced that two of its business units, DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research, will merge capabilities to further expand its clinical research and data analytics services, specifically in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as primary care and chronic disease patients treated in an integrated care organization.

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Health Decisions CEO Michael Rosenberg, Nuventra Pharma VP David Hartman killed in plane crash

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 12:47 PM

CRO Health Decisions, based in Durham, N.C., confirmed yesterday its founder and CEO Michael Rosenberg, M.D., MPH, died at 11 a.m. Monday in a private plane crash near Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., a Washington, D.C. suburb.

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As GSK restructuring cuts 900 jobs in RTP, Parexel absorbs 450 of them in new business unit

Monday, December 8, 2014 01:30 PM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

GlaxoSmithKline’s global restructuring was felt sharply in North Carolina this week as it announced plans to cut 900 jobs in Research Triangle Park (RTP), where it has 2,500 employees and contractors working in research and development.

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Study: Global CRO turnover rates trending down

Monday, December 8, 2014 01:07 PM

Although turnover rates in the CRO industry are still high, they appear to be trending down, according to the 16th annual CRO Industry Global Compensation and Turnover Survey, conducted by HR+Survey Solutions, a Reading, Pa.-based specialty compensation consulting and research firm.

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INC Research expands relationship with Society for Clinical Research Sites

Friday, December 5, 2014 12:36 PM

INC Research Holdings, a global phase I-IV CRO headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., has announced an expanded partnership with the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), an Ellicott City, Md.-based global trade organization, to become the society’s first Circle of Sustainability Sponsor, reinforcing the INC’s commitment to fostering strong site relationships globally.

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BioClinica names John Hubbard CEO

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 01:05 PM

BioClinica, a Pennsylvania-based CRO, has appointed John Hubbard, Ph.D., FCP, as CEO and to its board of directors. Hubbard will assume the CEO position on Jan. 5, 2015 from Mark Weinstein.

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Recipharm acquires Flamel Technologies facility in France

Monday, December 1, 2014 12:57 PM

Recipharm, a contract development and manufacturing organization based in Sweden, will purchase Flamel Technologies’ development and manufacturing facility in Pessac, France. Recipharm also will provide development and manufacturing support to Flamel under a long-term services agreement.

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Grünenthal terminates license agreement with Actavis for cebranopadol

Monday, December 1, 2014 12:56 PM

Grünenthal, an independent, family-owned, international, research-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aachen, Germany, has terminated a license agreement with Actavis for the development and commercialization of cebranopadol, a novel analgesic for the treatment of chronic pain.

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MESA Group acquires Spintech in Turkey

Monday, December 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Swiss-based MESA Group Holdings, a pan-European, independent, multi-vendor services provider, has acquired Spintech, a Turkish service provider for multi-vendor diagnostic imaging equipment, asset management and maintenance services.

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Accovion launches new subsidiary in France

Monday, December 1, 2014 12:52 PM

Accovion, an independent, European, full-service CRO headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, has established a new subsidiary in Lyon, France, as it continues its expansion across Europe. Together with offices in Italy, Poland, Russia, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic and the U.K., Accovion now is able to present itself with eight subsidiaries and overall coverage of 20 European countries.

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