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ACRES, San Antonio Express-News launch blog on accountability in clinical research

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 02:55 PM

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, and Texas-based San Antonio Express-News, an affiliate of Hearst Communications, have formed a strategic alliance to create a blog as a vehicle for public outreach and education across the healthcare and clinical research endeavor. The blog provides an opportunity for the voice of patients and the public to be clearly heard in this important dialogue.

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Medidata launches open-source connector linking Apple ResearchKit to Medidata Clinical Cloud

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 02:52 PM

Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, has completed an open-source connector linking Apple ResearchKit with the Medidata Clinical Cloud platform. This mechanism will enable life sciences companies and academic institutions to map data generated by ResearchKit apps into Medidata's secure, regulatory-compliant environment, integrating the data with other information collected in clinical trials.

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FPWR, NORD launch Global Prader-Willi Syndrome Registry

Monday, May 4, 2015 01:23 PM

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), a nonprofit charitable organization, and National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a nonprofit organization representing all patients and families affected by rare diseases in the U.S., have launched the Global Prader-Willi Syndrome Registry, a new database to accelerate research and cures for the rare disease Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).

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FDA’s Woodcock proposes master protocols, infrastructure to increase clinical trial efficiency, reduce costs

Monday, May 4, 2015 08:00 AM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

The FDA, which has successfully reduced the review times for new medications, wants to help biopharmaceutical companies lower the rising costs of clinical trials by streamlining some of its processes and working more closely with industry.

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OneBeacon Technology launches protocol-based clinical trials product

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:56 PM

OneBeacon Technology Insurance, a member of Minnetonka, Minn.-based OneBeacon Insurance Group, has launched its new "life of the clinical trial" product for North America, which extends clinical trials coverage through its products-completed operations policy form for the duration of each protocol period.

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Imperial expands European footprint with U.K. acquisition

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:05 PM

Imperial, a clinical research support organization comprising DAC Patient Recruitment ServicesClinicaLingua Translation Services and Imperial Graphics, is adding Four Point Printing to its family of companies. Located in Shepperton in the U.K., Four Point has specialized in the production of printed clinical trial and regulatory materials since 1979.

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CenterWatch ranked a top domain winner following Google’s mobile SEO update

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:03 PM

CenterWatch, a provider of clinical trials information for professionals and patients, has been ranked one of the top 250 provisional domain winners for mobile SEO performance in the week following Google’s new mobile update launch on April 21.

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YourEncore, ACRES partner to drive innovation in clinical research

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:23 PM

YourEncore, an Indianapolis, Ind.-based company that helps life sciences, consumer products and food sciences companies solve complex development, regulatory and productivity challenges, and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit building a global system for conducting clinical research, have partnered to speed innovation in the medical therapy development sector.

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Synchrogenix, CISCRP partner on clinical data transparency requirements

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:24 PM

Synchrogenix, the regulatory writing consultancy of Certara, a global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development consultancy, and the nonprofit Center for Information and Study of Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) have partnered to provide lay language clinical trial results to clinical trial volunteers.

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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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