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eClinicalHealth gains approval for Europe’s first fully remote diabetes trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:44 PM

eClinicalHealth, a Stirling, Scotland-based technology and consulting company providing innovative clinical trial solutions, has announced the Ethical Committee approval of Verkko in Finland—Europe's first remote clinical study to include full electronic informed consent.

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Roche, Qualcomm collaborate to innovate remote patient monitoring

Friday, February 6, 2015 12:29 PM

Qualcomm's subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, and Roche, a Swiss-based provider of point-of-care diagnostics, have entered into a strategic collaboration to improve remote monitoring and management of chronic disease patients.

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Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis has launched iConquerMS

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 01:26 PM

The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis has launched iConquerMS, a nationwide initiative by and for individuals living with multiple sclerosis who recognize the power of their health data and insights and want to harness that power to fuel research. The initiative's portal, www.iConquerMS.org, enables all people living with MS to play an active role in research, empowering them to securely submit their health data, propose topics of research that are most important to them, influence the research that is carried out by the initiative and become informed about the research process and specific studies.

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CSSi LifeSciences introduces SmartStudy Design and Feasibility

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 01:25 PM

CSSi LifeSciences, a Glen Burnie, Md.-based provider of fully integrated solutions that span the lifecycle of a new drug or device, has launched its newest product offering in its portfolio of services—SmartStudy Design and Feasibility. CSSi LifeSciences is a partner company of global patient recruitment solutions provider CSSi.

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Astellas broadens commitment to clinical trial data transparency

Monday, February 2, 2015 01:57 PM

Astellas Pharma, based in Japan, will now make trial data available through www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com, an independent web site that enables researchers to request and access clinical trial data after approval of a research proposal by an independent review panel.

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Investigator training efficiencies highlighted in new CTTI GCP recommendations

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:14 PM

The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), based in Durham, N.C., has announced recommendations to streamline Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training of investigators who participate in clinical trials. GCP is an international standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials.

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Synergy Research Group speeds ramp-up time for clinical trials

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:06 PM

Synergy Research Group, a CRO based in Moscow, Russia, is addressing one of the most common roadblocks to clinical trial ramp-up by taking sales and business development out of the proposal and/or bid cycle. This is another step in Synergy’s commitment to offer quality, speed and lower cost to every sponsor.

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ICAN, MediSapiens to launch clinical trials platform

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 PM

The International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN), a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cancer patient advocacy and charitable organization, is collaborating with Finland-based bioinformatics company MediSapiens to launch Remission Coach this year. Remission Coach is a web-based solution, which provides oncology patients with a personalized platform for actively determining the most appropriate clinical trial for that patient's disease and treatment history.

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Optum Labs adds five collaborators

Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:37 PM

Optum Labs, a Cambridge, Mass.-based collaborative research and innovation center co-founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic, has added five new collaborators committed to improving the quality and value of patient care. These include:

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Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network launches online service to connect patients to clinical trials

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:44 PM

The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) has received funding to establish Network sites across Canada and to launch an online service to help patients find clinical trials.

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