Technology Solutions

Report: Healthcare M&As led by IT deals

Thursday, April 17, 2014 02:31 PM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

The outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare/pharmaceutical information technology industry remains strong despite fewer transactions in 2013. But a broader mix of acquirers is looking to purchase companies that can improve clinical outcomes while reducing expenditures, according to a white paper from investment banker BerkeryNoyes.

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Drug developers use new models and methods to boost clinical success rates

Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:21 AM

Drug companies and their development partners seeking to increase clinical trial success rates of new drug candidates are developing tools to help them predict the likelihood of marketing approval and incorporating business planning earlier in clinical development, according to R&D leaders who recently participated in a roundtable discussion convened by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD).

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Theorem Clinical Research, Medidata Solutions expand partnership

Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:15 AM

CRO Theorem Clinical Research recently expanded its Medidata partnership by obtaining accreditation for Medidata Patient Cloud. Medidata Solutions is a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences.

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ERT partners with GE Healthcare

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:04 PM

ERT, a global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare that enables ERT to introduce the QT Guard Plus Analysis System to the clinical trial industry as part of its centralized cardiac safety solutions. 

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Report: Growing divide between drug development, healthcare system in U.K.

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:02 PM

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has issued a report that findsover half of the active products in the global industry research pipeline are personalized medicines, and the U.K. healthcare system is at risk of failing to adapt to this new challenge. The report highlights the emergence of specialized medicines as a key challenge for the U.K. pharmaceutical industry and says for the commercial environment in the U.K. to respond to this challenge, a fundamental shift in the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) approaches is needed.

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Arxspan launches Safe-Biopharma signature web service

Thursday, April 10, 2014 02:01 PM

Arxspan, which develops applications for the life sciences, has created a web service that facilitates integration of SAFE-BioPharma digital signatures directly into numerous software applications.

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Greenphire, ERT partner to boost patient compliance for global clinical trials

Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:47 PM

Greenphire, a provider of payment technology for the clinical trial industry, has formed a strategic partnership with ERT, a global provider of high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection. The partnership will integrate Greenphire's ClinCard System with ERT's best-in-class electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) technology.

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WaveCheck receives $100,000 from Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:33 PM

WaveCheck has received a $100,000 catalyst grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). The funding builds upon MaRS Innovation's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for WaveCheck, which successfully raised over $50,000 from over 500 supporters worldwide over two months last fall.

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WuXi PharmaTech invests in TruTag security platform for drug safety

Monday, April 7, 2014 12:36 PM

CRO WuXi PharmaTech, with operations in China and the U.S., and TruTag Technologies, developer of an edible, covert security platform to address the global product counterfeiting challenge, have announced that WuXi Corporate Venture Fund has made an investment in TruTag.

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Seoul National University Hospital, OmniComm Systems ink agreement

Monday, April 7, 2014 12:35 PM

OmniComm Systems, a global provider of clinical data management solutions for clinical trials, signed a five-year agreement with Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) Clinical Trials Center, an academic medical center in the Republic of Korea, to use OmniComm Systems' TrialOne technology for automation within its phase I clinical pharmacology studies.

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