CROs/Service Providers

Quintiles, Quest Diagnostics to form joint venture to provide global trial lab services

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:57 PM

Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, a Madison, N.J.-based provider of diagnostic information services, have agreed to form a global clinical trials laboratory services business. The new entity will provide customers with a depth of capabilities and end-to-end clinical trial lab services.

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Survey: PSI, INC Research, Chiltern rated top CROs by investigative sites

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 08:00 AM

More than 1,900 global investigative sites rate the best CROs for which to work in a new survey conducted by CenterWatch, a provider of global clinical trials information. The survey results were released in the April issue of The CenterWatch Monthly newsletter.

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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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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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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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Research for All Act reaches Congress for second time seeking gender equality in basic research, clinical trials

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