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INC Research establishes site advocacy group for clinical trial management

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:37 PM

INC Research, a global CRO, has formed a new Site Advocacy Group (SAG) focused on streamlining and enhancing the payment process for clinical research sites. Through this forum, INC Research will work with sites to improve a key aspect of clinical trial management and facilitate ongoing dialogue on operational best practices for conducting successful research.

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TransCelerate BioPharma launches two initiatives to improve clinical research

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:46 PM

TransCelerate BioPharma, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world by accelerating and enhancing the R&D of innovative new therapies, has established two new global initiatives which will accelerate and enhance clinical trials. Both initiatives, Placebo/Standard of Care Data Sharing and Electronic Labels for Clinical Trials (e-Labels), aim to create solutions that will have a direct impact on patients, sponsors and investigative sites.

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Icon executives release book for re-engineering clinical trials

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:50 PM

Global CRO Icon of Dublin, Ireland, has released the book Re-Engineering Clinical Trials, edited and co-authored by Brendan Buckley, Icon’s chief medical officer, and Peter Schüler, ICON’s senior vice president of global medical and safety services.

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PatientsLikeMe, AstraZeneca collaborate

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:48 PM

PatientsLikeMe and AstraZeneca have signed a five-year agreement to provide access to PatientsLikeMe’s global network in support of AstraZeneca’s patient-driven research initiatives. AstraZeneca will use patient-reported data from PatientsLikeMe to shape future medicine development and help improve outcomes across its main therapeutic areas, with an initial focus on respiratory disease, lupus, diabetes and oncology.

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IBM launches Watson Health Cloud, partners with Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic and Apple for personal health

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:51 AM

IBM is establishing a Watson Health Cloud that will provide a secure and open platform for physicians, researchers, insurers and companies focused on health and wellness solutions. 

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Parexel adds three programs to Parexel Academy

Friday, April 10, 2015 01:47 PM

Parexel International, a global biopharmaceutical services provider, has announced three new academic programs at the Parexel Academy. The offerings span the globe and are designed to prepare students for careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. They include:

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TrialScope launches free EudraCT results conversion service

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:58 PM

TrialScope, a New Jersey-based provider of clinical trial transparency and compliance solutions, has launched Convert, a free online clinical trial data conversion service. The complimentary service enables users to quickly and efficiently reuse clinical trial results data that previously was reported to the U.S. registry (clinicaltrials.gov) and convert it to the appropriate format for submission to the European registry (EudraCT).

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INC Research, SCRS award more than 100 clinical research scholarships

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:42 PM

INC Research, a Raleigh, N.C.-based global CRO, together with the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), an Ellicott City, Md.-based global trade organization representing clinical research sites, have collectively awarded scholarship-based memberships to more than 100 sites worldwide through the SCRS Site Scholarship Program.

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CluePoints, ACRES partner to improve data quality in clinical research

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:55 PM

CluePoints, a Belgium-based provider of Centralized Statistical Monitoring (CSM) solutions for clinical trials, has partnered with the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit dedicated to building a stakeholder-driven integrated global system for clinical research.

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Clinical Ink merges with CentrosHealth

Thursday, March 19, 2015 02:53 PM

Clinical Ink, a provider of eSource solutions for clinical trials with offices in Philadelphia, Pa., and Winston-Salem, N.C., has merged with CentrosHealth, a Boston-based provider of configurable mobile apps for clinical trial patient engagement and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO), founded by MPM Capital.

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Christie Clinic, PMG Research's 12th clinical research site, expands its geographic reach north to Illinois

Clinipace acquires Accovion to expand European presence, following an infusion of equity that could lead to more deals

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