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Report: Biomarkers market to grow 18.5% by 2018

Friday, October 4, 2013 01:18 PM

A biomarker is an identifiable and measurable characteristic that identifies the severity and/or occurrence of a specific disease. It has applications in the discovery and development of novel therapeutic drugs. The global biomarkers market shows a high growth potential and accounts for $17.5 billion in 2013. And it is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.5% from 2013 to 2018, to reach $40.8 billion by 2018, according to a report by, an online database of market research reports.

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Government shutdown already affecting clinical trials industry

Friday, October 4, 2013 08:58 AM

Last week, when the government shutdown began, stories of children with cancer unable to get into potentially life-saving trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were the first clinical research-related ramifications reported.

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ACRES, PharmaTrain form alliance

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:56 PM

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Cambridge, Mass.-based global nonprofit, and PharmaTrain Federation, an international nonprofit organization for improving education and training of professionals in medicines development, have allied to promote the adoption of new and reliable global standards for high-quality postgraduate education and training for individuals pursuing careers in discovery, development, regulation and marketing of new medicines.

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CMS Office of the Actuary projects modest growth in healthcare spending

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:35 PM

Consistent with past years’ findings, a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary projects U.S. healthcare spending growth over the next 10 years will be modest in comparison to historical trends, with increased spending the result of an improving economy and more accessible and affordable health coverage.

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TrialReach launches new platform giving patients greater access to clinical trials

Friday, September 20, 2013 09:51 AM

TrialReach, a London-based web site that connects patients to clinical trials worldwide, has launched a new platform that dramatically reduces the time and costs required to find clinical trial participants.

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BBK Worldwide forms regional ‘hub’ leaders for its Patient Recruitment Global Alliance

Friday, September 20, 2013 09:47 AM

Established more than a decade ago as a think tank for global enrollment strategies, the BBK Worldwide Patient Recruitment Global Alliance has grown to represent more than 50 companies around the world. These companies work in collaboration to support clinical trial recruitment and retention. Alliance founder BBK now has announced the creation of regional hub leaders to further enhance its ability to evaluate and train international consulting companies in the marketing discipline of patient recruitment, a necessary step to ensure culturally relevant and seamlessly integrated global offerings.

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iCTRS, ViS Research partner for more efficient site selection process

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 03:29 PM

inVentiv Clinical Trial Recruitment Solutions (iCTRS), offering solutions to overcome the costly obstacles that delay clinical trials, has partnered with ViS Research, an online feasibility platform using interactive visualizations, to revolutionize and speed the antiquated system of clinical trial site evaluation.

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Report: More than 270 vaccines in biopharmaceutical pipelines

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:01 AM

America’s biopharmaceutical companies are currently developing 271 vaccines to prevent and treat conditions including infectious diseases, cancer and neurological disorders, according to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

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Report: 7,800 Florida clinical trials conducted since 1999

Monday, September 16, 2013 03:07 PM

Working in collaboration with Florida clinicians and research institutions, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies have conducted more than 7,800 clinical trials of new medicines in Florida over the last 14 years, according to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

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Michael J. Fox Foundation hosts first Clinical Trials Fair in Chicago

Friday, September 6, 2013 03:06 PM

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) will host its first Clinical Trials Fair in Chicago Sept. 7 to raise awareness and understanding of local Parkinson's research opportunities among patients, their families and friends and other volunteers.

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