CROs/Service Providers

Study: Merit increase budgets rising in global CRO industry

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:04 PM

A recent survey conducted by HR+Survey Solutions, a compensation consulting and research firm, found merit increase budgets are on the rise in the global CRO industry. The 2013-2014 CRO Industry Global Salary Planning Survey found while the highest reported salary increase budget across the globe for 2013 was 21%, that figure rose to 25% for 2014. The country with the highest average budgeted increase is Argentina, with an average increase of 16.1% for 2014. The country with the lowest average budget increase is Portugal, with an average increase budget of only 1.8%. This compares to the overall global average budgeted increase for 2014 of 4.1%.

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Karyopharm Therapeutics enters agreement with Clinipace Worldwide

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:49 PM

Clinipace Worldwide, a global digital CRO (dCRO), has announced that Karyopharm Therapeutics, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases, has entered into a preferred provider agreement with Clinipace to manage several clinical programs, including oncology and wound healing.

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Evotec inks agreements with Debiopharm Group, Convergence

Monday, April 7, 2014 12:37 PM

Evotec, a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company, has formed a research collaboration and licensing deal with Debiopharm Group, a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group, to identify and develop novel compounds having the potential to treat multiple forms of solid tumors and leukemias with defined genetic alterations.

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WuXi PharmaTech invests in TruTag security platform for drug safety

Monday, April 7, 2014 12:36 PM

CRO WuXi PharmaTech, with operations in China and the U.S., and TruTag Technologies, developer of an edible, covert security platform to address the global product counterfeiting challenge, have announced that WuXi Corporate Venture Fund has made an investment in TruTag.

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CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services to open new office

Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:58 AM

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, a global, privately held, full-service CRO, will relocate the company’s Consulting and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HECOR) divisions to University Station adjacent to the Xavier University campus in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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CROnos Clinical Consulting to launch E-learning platform

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 01:59 PM

CROnos Clinical Consulting, a global provider of centralized risk-based data monitoring and data visualization solutions for neuroscience clinical trials, is launching an e-learning and mobile platform that will enable sponsors to transmit clinical knowledge to sites and study teams.

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Annalisa Jenkins named IIR Partnerships’ Woman of the Year

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 01:43 PM

Annalisa Jenkins, former executive vice president, head of global R&D at Merck Serono, has been named IIR Partnerships’ Woman of the Year.

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Icon acquires Aptiv Solutions to strengthen adaptive design capabilities

Monday, March 31, 2014 03:04 PM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

Seeking to enhance its capabilities in the design and execution of portfolio-wide adaptive clinical trials for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, Icon has agreed to acquire Aptiv Solutions, a global services company focused on enhancing clinical trial decision-making, for $143.5 million in cash.

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Rho selected by HHS for clinical studies network

Monday, March 31, 2014 01:38 PM

CRO Rho’s Federal Systems Division has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be part of a network of five CROs that will design and conduct clinical studies needed to develop medical countermeasures—drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests that help protect public health against bioterrorism, pandemic influenza and other health emergencies. 

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Covance expands global biologics capabilities

Monday, March 31, 2014 01:36 PM

Covance is expanding its global bioanalytical footprint and adding scientific leaders to its biologics team. It is expanding its large-molecule bioanalytical space co-located with its central laboratory facility in Indianapolis.

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