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Tute Genomics, Google Genomics collaborate on genetic database

Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:03 PM

Tute Genomics, a Utah­-based provider of a clinical genome interpretation platform, along with Dr. Xiaoming Liu and his team at the University of Texas, have teamed up with Google to grant public access to a database of 8.5 billion annotations of genetic variants through Google Genomics.

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CRF Health launches eCOA solution for global diabetes trials

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 01:17 PM

CRF Health, a global provider of eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., has launched a complete TrialMax eCOA solution for diabetes clinical trials. Developed with clinicians and patients to optimize usability and compliance, the solution enables investigators to collect patient reported outcome assessments and deliver defensible data, while minimizing patient and site burden. Already being used in four major global diabetes trials, covering 700 investigative sites and 3,250 patients, the solution offers complete integration between patient eDiary entry and blood glucose measurements.

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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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Seven Bridges Genomics U.K. to receive $2.9M to launch Graph Genome

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:24 PM

Seven Bridges Genomics U.K. will receive approximately $2.9 million to complete and launch the world’s first functional Graph Genome reference and suite of related tools, thanks to a Small Business Research Initiative grant from the U.K. Department of Health and Genomics England.

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Illumina, Merck Serono collaborate to expand companion diagnostics for oncology

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:22 PM

Illumina, a San Diego-based provider of sequencing and array-based technologies, has formed a collaboration with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceuticals business of Merck, based in Darmstadt, Germany, to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology diagnostic.

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Biomedical Systems launches next generation eCOA technology

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:20 PM

Biomedical Systems, a global provider of centralized diagnostic services headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., launches its second generation clinical outcome assessment software offering three platforms to collect patient data. This new electronic patient recorded outcome (ePRO) technology improves patient and investigator user experience, improves patient compliance and expedites study setup by simplifying site tasks and reducing errors.

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NIH-led effort launches Big Data portal for Alzheimer’s drug discovery

Friday, March 6, 2015 12:16 PM

A NIH-led public-private partnership to transform and accelerate drug development has launched a new Alzheimer’s Big Data portal—including delivery of the first wave of data—for use by the research community. The new data sharing and analysis resource is part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP), an unprecedented venture bringing together NIH, FDA, industry and academic scientists from a variety of disciplines to translate knowledge faster and more successfully into new therapies.

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Mayo Clinic, Gentag to develop wireless sensors for treatment of obesity and diabetes

Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:35 PM

Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit organization based in Rochester, Minn., and Gentag, a wearable biosensor company based in Washington, D.C., have reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes.

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FDA launches drug shortages mobile app

Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:34 PM

The FDA has launched the agency’s first mobile application specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages. The app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products.

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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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