CROs/Service Providers

AMRI to shutter U.K. facility, lay off 62 workers

Monday, April 6, 2015 12:00 PM

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization, has decided to close its Holywell, U.K., facility, which provides chemical development services and small- and large-scale manufacturing services of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and intermediates.

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Covance, Sihuan partner in preclinical and clinical portfolio development

Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:56 PM

LabCorp, a North Carolina-based healthcare diagnostics company, and Shandong XuanZhu Pharma, the wholly-owned subsidiary for innovative drug R&D of Sihuan Pharmaceutical, have inked a long-term partnership with Covance Drug Development (part of LabCorp) to support the global development of Sihuan’s drug candidate pipeline.

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PRA Health Sciences expands global phase I patient strategy

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 01:03 PM

PRA Health Sciences, a global CRO headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is enhancing its global phase I patient strategy and increasing its clinical footprint with the expansion of its early development services (EDS). These initiatives are being undertaken in response to market demand to include patients as early as possible in early phase clinical trial development and include:

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

Monday, March 30, 2015 08:00 AM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

Ongoing concerns about clinical trial participants’ lack of understanding of the Informed Consent process has prompted Icon to sponsor a series of research projects at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to find better ways to improve comprehension, including the use of multimedia tools and advances in behav­ioral decision research.

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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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Boston-area teaching hospitals launch web portal to attract life science companies

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Integrated research partnerships build momentum
Research function provides infrastructure, leverages large pool of health systems' patients and data

'Right to Try' laws challenge clinical trial process
20 states pass, 20 more pending allowing access to study drugs without FDA and IRB approval

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TransCelerate Biopharma turns three
High-profile consortium has made inroads fixing wasteful practices, but it still has more work ahead

Pharma industry improves its tarnished reputation
Delivering innovation, social responsibility will help rebuild trust

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