Study Conduct

Transparency Life Sciences, Mount Sinai partner

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:57 PM

Transparency Life Sciences (TLS), a drug development company based on open innovation, is collaborating with Dr. Matthew Galsky, associate professor of medicine, division of hematology/oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to design and conduct a pilot trial assessing metformin as a potential treatment for prostate cancer. Metformin is a widely prescribed diabetes drug that has shown promising activity against prostate and other cancers in preclinical and clinical studies.

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WIRB Copernicus Group

The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation launched

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:55 PM

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans, yet 50% of hospital admissions for coronary artery disease have normal LDL-cholesterol. The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation, a nonprofit, is revealing this hidden risk for patients.

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CRF Health eCOA webinar series

PharmaTimes recognizes top U.S. clinical researchers

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 01:00 PM

Winners of the U.S. Clinical Researcher of the Year competition were announced following an intense finals day hosted by partner SAS at its global headquarters in Cary, N.C.

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Study: industry trending toward greater trial transparency

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:08 PM

A study assessing clinical trial transparency, published in peer-review journal Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO), highlights a positive trend of increasing levels of disclosure for industry-sponsored clinical trials but shows that more remains to be done. 

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ISPE reports on patient experiences with clinical trial materials

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:55 PM

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) released the first report from its project on patient experiences with clinical trial materials, detailing results of the Society’s patient survey, which measured the experiences of 1,425 respondents in the industry’s first large-scale effort to collect data of this kind from patients engaged in clinical trials.

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Clinical Conductor CTMS, Greater Gift Initiative partner to donate vaccines

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:20 AM

Clinical Conductor CTMS, a clinical trial management system for research organizations from Bio-Optronics, has partnered with the Greater Gift Initiative (GGI) to donate vaccines in honor of clinical trial industry fall conference participants.

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Langland, CISCRP show participant impact on clinical trials

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:15 AM

Langland, a healthcare advertising agency, has launched "Speak Out, But Speak Smart," an online communication guide for clinical trial participants. Developed in collaboration with CISCRP, the web site encourages discussions while showing how sharing certain information can have unforeseen consequences: for example, psychosomatic side effects resulting from the knowledge of another participant's adverse event.

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Synexus opens regional center in Poland to support global clinical trials

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 09:05 AM

Synexus has opened a regional office for Eastern Europe in Poland, reflecting the company’s commitment to the region.

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NHS fears changing data protection rules could erode quality of research in U.K.

Friday, October 25, 2013 11:48 AM

The NHS European office and the Royal College of Physicians have warned a new Europe-wide law on data protection could have a negative impact on healthcare provision and erode the quality and effectiveness of health research in the U.K.

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Article: Access to full trial data sets benefits industry

Friday, October 25, 2013 11:46 AM

Access to full data sets from clinical trials will benefit both large and small biopharmaceutical companies and researchers, according to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine by four members of the EMA staff, including its executive director and senior medical officer. 

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