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PMG Research forms its 11th clinical site

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 03:07 PM

PMG Research (PMG), an integrated network of clinical research facilities in the southeastern U.S., has established its 11th clinical research site, PMG Research of Rocky Mount. PMG Research has assumed ownership and operation of the clinical research department at Boice-Willis Clinic in Rocky Mount, N.C., further expanding PMG’s presence in eastern North Carolina. This new site enhances PMG’s access to an additional 130,000 patients.

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Survey reveals knowledge gaps among Parkinson's patients and caregivers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 03:04 PM

Information and specialized care can help patients become more engaged in their own treatment and in the Parkinson's disease (PD) community, according to a recent online survey of more than 1,500 PD patients, caregivers and physicians conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie.

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Report: Data sharing measures improving

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 02:45 PM

Citeline, an Informa business unit, has reported that clinical trial transparency, also known as responsible data sharing, is in a much healthier state than shown in previous studies.

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PPD acquires RCT Logic's exclusive license to clinical trial design technology

Monday, September 8, 2014 01:50 PM

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), a Wilmington, N.C.-based CRO, has acquired RCT Logic's exclusive license from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for the portfolio of patents related to its sequential parallel comparison design (SPCD).

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Synexus acquires South African site, expands global footprint

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:46 PM

Synexus, a U.K.-based site management organization, has expanded its global presence with the acquisition of a specialist clinical trial site close to Cape Town's international airport. This is its fourth dedicated research center in South Africa and brings Synexus’ global site count to 24, with three new centers opened in the last six months.

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TransCelerate releases recommended approach for protecting personal data in Clinical Study Reports

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 08:20 AM

TransCelerate BioPharma has developed a recommended approach for protecting personal data in Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) shared with researchers, patients and others.

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Survey: Pharma physicians support the principles of clinical trial transparency

Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:08 PM

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM), a professional membership organization of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the U.K., has released results of its survey on the publication of clinical trial results and access to data.

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NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:05 PM

The NIH has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. The final policy was posted in the Federal Register Aug. 26 and published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Aug. 27.

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23andMe, Pfizer to research genetics of inflammatory bowel disease

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 01:15 PM

23andMe, a California-based personal genetics company, and Pfizer have inked a research agreement in which the companies aim to enroll 10,000 people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a research initiative designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity and response to treatments for IBD.

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ACRP, IAOCR collaborate on combined program suites

Friday, August 8, 2014 01:10 PM

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the U.K.-based International Academy of Clinical Research (IAoCR), provider of accreditation, training and consultancy for clinical researchers, are collaborating to offer services and establish recognized global standards of clinical research.

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