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TransCelerate selects Cognizant to develop subscription-based, clinical trials collaboration platform

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:54 PM

TransCelerate BioPharma has selected Cognizant to develop a first-of-its-kind, subscription-based platform to transform the way clinical sites collaborate with pharmaceutical companies on clinical trials.

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AHRQ awards $2.5M grant to establish patient-centered outcomes research training program

Friday, July 18, 2014 01:34 PM

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish a training program to improve the practice of healthcare in real-world settings.

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Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Novartis partner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:21 PM

Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) have partnered with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer's in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages.

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ACRES, iCTRS partner to promote shared global clinical research platform

Monday, July 14, 2014 12:43 PM

inVentiv Clinical Trial Recruitment Solutions (iCTRS), created to accelerate trials, and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), an alliance-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality, safety, integrity and operational effectiveness in drug development and health research, are partnering to fast track the development of a global system to support responsible conduct of clinical trials according to the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.

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NIH adds six clinical sites in Undiagnosed Diseases Network

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:40 PM

The NIH has awarded grants to six medical centers around the country to select from the most difficult-to-solve medical cases and together develop effective approaches to diagnose them. The new clinical sites added to the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) will conduct clinical evaluation and scientific investigation in cases that involve patients with prolonged, undiagnosed conditions.

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Study finds increased consideration given to sex and gender in research applications

Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:15 PM

More researchers submitting applications to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are including sex and gender considerations in their proposals, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The study was co-authored by Dr. Joy Johnson, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH).

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Bristol-Myers Squibb, Duke Clinical Research Institute collaborate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 02:15 PM

Bristol-Myers Squibb is collaborating with Duke University through its Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), focusing on clinical trial transparency. BMS will expand access to a broader set of clinical trial information from in-scope, company-sponsored studies and enable an independent scientific review through DCRI of requests from researchers that meet pre-specified requirements.

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SWHR supports legislation to study sex differences, get more women in trials

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 01:03 PM

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) endorses the Research for All Act of 2014, introduced by U.S. Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). SWHR believes this legislation will have a powerful impact on women’s health research.

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BBK Worldwide launches clinical engagement mobile apps

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:55 PM

BBK Worldwide, a clinical trial marketing firm, has launched two new mobile apps for patient and site engagement, My Clinical Study Buddy and My Clinical Study Buddy Protocol Pointers Edition. Apps are available for Apple and Android mobile phones and tablets.

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Privacy Analytics launches clinical trials data-sharing solution

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:51 PM

Privacy Analytics, a provider of data anonymization solutions for the healthcare industry, has launched a new solution to enable pharma companies to share clinical trials data while protecting the privacy of individual participants. The new offering accelerates the ability of pharma companies to meet increasing requests for individual-level participant data and clinical study reports by academic institutions, patients and other third parties.

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