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MMG names Helen West president, Ann Kottcamp as COO

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:51 PM

MMG, a Rockville, Md.-based global, full-service patient recruitment group, a Ketchum company and part of the Omnicom Group, has appointed Helen West president, effective Jan. 1. She succeeds John Benbrook, who is departing MMG to become CEO of a Pennsylvania-based publishing company.

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Society for Clinical Research Sites, Clinical Ink partner

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 01:14 PM

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), an Ellicott City, Md.-based global trade organization representing the interests of clinical research sites, has announced a two-year collaboration with Clinical Ink, a Winston-Salem, N.C.-based provider of eSource solutions for clinical trials. Clinical Ink will participate as a Global Impact Partner (GIP).

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BBK Worldwide, ACRES collaborate on patient role in research

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 01:04 PM

BBK Worldwide, a clinical trial marketing firm headquartered in Needham, Mass., and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit, are collaborating to ensure patients are a central part of the organization’s efforts in standards development, one aspect of ACRES’ work in the development of a global system for clinical research.

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CDISC, TransCelerate release new standards for diabetes, cardiovascular disease

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:45 AM

The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), a global nonprofit, and King of Prussia, Pa.-based nonprofit TransCelerate BioPharma have made available therapeutic area standards for diabetes and cardiovascular (CV) disease areas through the Coalition for Accelerating Standards and Therapies (CFAST), a joint initiative of CDISC and the Critical Path Institute (C-Path).

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AiCure tests artificial intelligence in opioid trial

Monday, November 24, 2014 08:00 AM

AiCure, a New York-based artificial intelligence company providing advanced facial recognition and motion-sensing technology to monitor medication ingestion, has announced the start of a major clinical trial to monitor and intervene with patients receiving medication as maintenance therapy for opioid addiction.

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U.K. launches Innovative Medicines Review

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:27 AM

The U.K. government is launching an Innovative Medicines Review, which will consider how to speed up patient access to cost-effective and innovative medicines, devices and diagnostics.

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USAID, Broad Institute, Illumina partner in West Africa for Ebola

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 02:22 PM

To help combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Massachusetts-based Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and San Diego, Calif.-based Illumina have entered into a public-private partnership.

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Report: over 6,000 trials conducted in North Carolina since 1999

Friday, November 14, 2014 02:15 PM

Working with institutions in Research Triangle Park and throughout North Carolina, U.S. biopharmaceutical research companies have conducted over 6,000 clinical trials of new medicines in the state since 1999, according to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

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CISCRP, ACRP collaborate on 5K to recognize clinical trial volunteers

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:54 AM

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), two independent, nonprofit organizations based Boston, Mass. and Alexandria, Va., respectively, have announced the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk in Salt Lake City, Utah, to celebrate those who volunteer to participate in clinical research and raise awareness about the importance of clinical research in advancing public health.

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U.K. university, hospital, pharmacy collaborate to improve medicines management

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:45 AM

The first research collaboration in the U.K. among a hospital, university and community pharmacist is taking place through a project from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and LloydsPharmacy. The collaboration aims to improve the way patients use their medicines outside hospitals and will be carried out in the newly opened Center for Pharmacy Innovation at the LJMU School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences.

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