Study Conduct

Apple launches ResearchKit platform to tap millions of iPhone users to enroll in observational studies using apps

Monday, March 23, 2015 08:00 AM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

Apple has taken a key step this month toward helping to improve patient recruitment for medical studies with ResearchKit, a new iPhone-based medical software platform researchers can use to de­sign and administer app-based observational studies. ResearchKit will help both doctors and researchers gather patient data frequently and more accurately track disease signs using sen­sors that are on the iPhone.

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Clinical Ink merges with CentrosHealth

Thursday, March 19, 2015 02:53 PM

Clinical Ink, a provider of eSource solutions for clinical trials with offices in Philadelphia, Pa., and Winston-Salem, N.C., has merged with CentrosHealth, a Boston-based provider of configurable mobile apps for clinical trial patient engagement and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO), founded by MPM Capital.

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AstraZeneca establishes scientific review board for clinical trial data transparency

Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:05 PM

AstraZeneca has created a scientific review board that will act independently to assess requests from external researchers, which includes patient level data. The board of independent clinicians and academics has been established as part of AZ's commitment to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Responsible Data Sharing Principles, as well as the new EMA Clinical Trial Policy and Regulation.

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CISCRP Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K recognizes clinical trial volunteers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 01:27 PM

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), an independent, nonprofit organization based in Boston, Mass., has announced the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run & Walk in Salt Lake City to celebrate the volunteers who participate in clinical research and to raise awareness about the importance of clinical research in advancing public health.

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Report: Clinical trial sponsors fail to report results to participants, public

Monday, March 16, 2015 01:52 PM

Despite legal and ethical mandates for disclosure, results from most clinical trials of medical products are not reported promptly on a registry specifically created to make results of human studies publicly available, according to Duke Medicine researchers.

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HealthCarePoint completes CDISC BlueCloud transnational commerce system

Monday, March 16, 2015 01:46 PM

HealthCarePoint (HCP), a Texas-based healthcare and clinical research networking-technology company, has completed development of the BlueCloud commerce system for the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), a global nonprofit charitable organization.

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Medical outcome trials: The best evidence for the best products

Sunday, March 15, 2015 08:00 AM

First of two parts

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Society for Clinical Research Sites expands relationship with Acurian

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:30 PM

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a Ellicott City, Md.-based global trade organization representing clinical research sites, has announced an expanded relationship with Acurian, a full-service provider of global patient enrollment and retention solutions and a subsidiary of PPD.

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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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