CROs/Service Providers

ChemPartner opens San Francisco research facility

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 01:22 PM

ChemPartner, the service division of the Shanghai, China-based ShangPharma group, recently expanded its global footprint with the establishment of a 24,000-square-foot research facility in South San Francisco.

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Campbell Alliance forms suite of services for product launches

Monday, February 2, 2015 03:02 PM

Campbell Alliance, the consulting arm of inVentiv Health, has formed the Campbell Alliance Launch Suite, an integrated offering designed to bring products to market primed for success.

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Icon to acquire MediMedia Pharma Solutions for $120M

Monday, February 2, 2015 01:54 PM

Icon, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has agreed, subject to certain customary closing conditions, to acquire MediMedia Pharma Solutions for a cash consideration of $120 million. MediMedia Pharma Solutions is division of MediMedia USA and is owned by Vestar Capital Partners.

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Amerita acquires Infusionrx

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:40 PM

Amerita, an Irvine, Calif.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of institutional pharmacy services company PharMerica, has completed the acquisition of Coastal Pharmaceutical Services company InfusionRx, based in Oxnard, Calif. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

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Icon creates new global innovation hub in Ireland to advance clinical development

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:22 PM

Global CRO Icon has launched a new global innovation hub that will create 200 new jobs in Ireland.

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WCCT, Stanford University laboratory to collaborate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:09 PM

WCCT Global, a CRO headquartered in Southern California, has established a collaboration agreement with researchers in Dr. Garry P. Nolan's laboratory from the department of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University. Together with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), WCCT Global currently is conducting influenza infection studies in healthy volunteers and is the first CRO to conduct such studies in North America.

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Synergy Research Group speeds ramp-up time for clinical trials

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:06 PM

Synergy Research Group, a CRO based in Moscow, Russia, is addressing one of the most common roadblocks to clinical trial ramp-up by taking sales and business development out of the proposal and/or bid cycle. This is another step in Synergy’s commitment to offer quality, speed and lower cost to every sponsor.

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genae buys e-novex

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:56 AM

genae, a global CRO and services provider, has acquired e-novex, a provider of electronic data tools for medical research. Both companies are based in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Covance launches new solution to bridge preclinical to clinical development

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:48 PM

Princeton, N.J.-based CRO Covance has introduced Covance Early Phase Development Solutions, a multi-disciplined approach to early drug development, partnership and continuity to generate greater value in asset development and achieve accelerated delivery timelines.

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Novotech expands operation in Hong Kong

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:46 PM

Sydney, Australia-based Novotech has expanded its Hong Kong operation into a permanent office with more staff to meet the increasing demand in the pharmaceutical market for clinical research.

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March 30

Icon, Carnegie Mellon partner to research ways to improve study patients' understanding of Informed Consent

Veeva launches OpenKey, partner program to unlock difficult access to, restrictions on customer reference data

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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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