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Trialbee helps AstraZeneca reduce recruitment time of patients to clinical trials

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:38 PM

Swedish e-health company Trialbee has signed a professional service agreement with AstraZeneca for e-recruitment.

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Medidata, Icon partner to bring efficiencies to ePRO

Thursday, September 11, 2014 01:40 PM

Medidata, a NewYork-based global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, and global CRO Icon have formed a joint initiative designed to bring new efficiencies to the administration of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) in clinical trials. The new offering provides sponsors with an ePRO solution that reduces costs, saves time and enhances patient engagement.

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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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