Study Conduct

23andMe to create therapeutics group, names Richard Scheller CSO

Thursday, March 12, 2015 01:03 PM

23andMe, a personal genetics company based in Mountain View, Calif., has created a new therapeutics group and has named Richard Scheller, Ph.D., to lead it as chief science officer and head of therapeutics. Scheller retired in December 2014 from a 14-year career at Genentech, where he was executive vice president of research and early development.

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WMIS, National Cancer Institute to collaborate on expansion of co-clinical trials

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:29 PM

The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the NIH, to promote best practices for co-clinical trials to speed the discovery of more and better treatments for cancer and other diseases.

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Techorizon launches electronic tool for feasibility study performance

Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:31 PM

Techorizon, a technology company based in Verona, Italy, with North American offices in Cambridge, Mass., has launched FeRMI, an electronic application for the conduct of clinical trial feasibility studies. Techorizon also launched a new web site.

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New patient contact registry for rare eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 09:01 AM

The Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) has launched a patient contact registry for individuals with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGID), a group of rare diseases. The registry is located at Its purpose is to create a single, international database with information submitted by patients with EGID and their families. The database will enable CEGIR investigators to identify and recruit patients with EGID for new research studies for improving treatments and clinical care.

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ERT to acquire PHT

Monday, March 2, 2015 03:38 PM

ERT, a global provider of patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PHT, an electronic patient diary solutions provider that helps biopharmaceutical companies collect and manage clinical trial data.

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Akili collaborates with Autism Speaks affiliate DELSIA

Monday, March 2, 2015 03:11 PM

Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs, developing clinically-validated video games for cognitive assessment and personalized treatment, has entered into a clinical collaboration agreement with Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism (DELSIA).

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Novo Nordisk, Takeda, Servier, Celgene among top sponsors rated by investigative sites in new CenterWatch survey

Monday, March 2, 2015 08:00 AM

More than 1,900 global investigative sites rate the best biopharmaceutical companies with which to work in a new survey conducted by CenterWatch, a leading provider of global clinical trials information. The survey results were released today in the March issue of The CenterWatch Monthly newsletter.

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Management buyout of Synexus seeks to expand global network of sites

Monday, February 23, 2015 01:56 PM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

Synexus, one of the largest international investigative site networks, with 25 dedicated research centers in eight countries including the U.K., Germany, Poland and South Africa, has completed a management buyout with an eye toward expanding into the U.S., Asia and South America.

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Medidata selected to drive collaborative, 10-year research in pediatric rheumatology

Monday, February 23, 2015 01:09 PM

Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, has been selected to support the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry, a 10-year project to collect comprehensive data on pediatric rheumatic diseases and their treatments.

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Report: Gaps exist between research volunteers and Parkinson's clinical studies

Monday, February 23, 2015 01:03 PM

De-identified data in Fox Trial Finder could illuminate trends about how Parkinson's family history or connection, length of time since diagnosis, previous medical procedures and simple geography affect recruitment, helping studies connect with eligible volunteers and vice versa.

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inVentiv Health aims to help sponsors prepare for new E.U. regulations on observational studies

ACRP partners with CRO Analytics to measure investigative sites' views of clinical trial quality

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Strategic outsourcing prioritizing, improving site relationships

Regulatory compliance an increasing burden on sites
Increased staff time, materials, storage eroding site operating profit

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