CROs/Service Providers

KCR launches CTMS platform in cooperation with Quadratek

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:37 PM

KCR, a CRO operating across 19 European countries and in the U.S., is developing an innovative clinical trial data platform based on the Clincase electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM) software by Quadratek Data Service.

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med fusion expands solid tumor profiling services

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:20 PM

med fusion, an integrated Molecular Center of Excellence and clinical trials service organization headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, has released its solid tumor molecular profiling testing services (SEQ) enhanced by next generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The introduction of NGS will further enable physicians to interrogate their patient’s tumor at the molecular level in order to develop a personalized treatment plan according to the genetic makeup of their specific tumor.

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PPD expands GMP laboratory in Ireland

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:59 PM

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), a global CRO based in Wilmington, N.C., has expanded its good manufacturing practices (GMP) operations in Athlone, Ireland, by adding a new, state-of-the-art laboratory for cell-based assays to its existing portfolio of services at the facility. The new lab provides GMP bioassay testing with dedicated areas to support cell culture activities with multiple assay endpoint expertise.

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WCCT Global, NIAID to collaborate on influenza challenge research

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:26 PM

CRO WCCT Global, headquartered in Southern California, is collaborating with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for influenza challenge research. With the construction of WCCT Global's influenza challenge facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., the CRO has the capability to conduct virus challenge clinical trials in North America.

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Cromsource supports Italian Cystic Fibrosis Society’s clinical research training initiative

Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:19 PM

Cromsource, an international CRO, is delivering several modules of a training course on clinical research best practice organized by the SIFC (Italian Cystic Fibrosis Society). The course commenced in December 2014 and will complete in February 2015.

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Covance to vote on proposed acquisition by LabCorp Feb. 18

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 08:00 AM

CRO Covance has set a date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote on the previously announced proposed acquisition of Covance by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) and certain other related matters. The special meeting will be held Feb. 18, at 8 a.m., in Princeton, N.J.

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Novella Clinical, Cardiovascular Research Foundation collaborate, provide clinical trial expertise

Monday, January 12, 2015 02:37 PM

Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company, and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), an independent, academically focused nonprofit organization based in New York, have announced a preferred provider collaboration that will offer a set of clinical trial services to developers of cardiovascular drugs and devices.

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AMRI to acquire Aptuit drug development, aseptic manufacturing businesses

Friday, January 9, 2015 02:01 PM

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization, has acquired the outstanding equity interests of Aptuit's Glasgow, U.K., business and has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aptuit's SSCI/West Lafayette, Ind., business, for a total of $60 million, expanding AMRI's drug product development and aseptic clinical manufacturing capabilities.

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WuXi PharmaTech acquires NextCODE Health

Friday, January 9, 2015 01:58 PM

WuXi PharmaTech, an open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries with operations in China and the U.S., has acquired NextCODE Health, a genomic analysis and bioinformatics company with operations in the U.S. and Iceland, for $65 million in cash.

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Clinical Network Services establishes U.S. operations

Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:57 PM

Clinical Network Services (CNS), an integrated product development company based in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., providing planning, implementation and delivery of preclinical through phase II trials, has established an office in the U.S. CNS also has appointed Megan Hill business development manager in the U.S.

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