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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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ERT-PHT combination would create largest provider of eCOA and ePRO, data analytics for clinical trials industry

Monday, March 9, 2015 08:00 AM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

The pending combination of eResearch Technology (ERT), a leader in patient-centric endpoint data collections, and PHT, a leading electronic diary solutions provider for clinical trials and developer of patient-driven mobile apps, would create the largest company for patient endpoint collection and data analytics in global clinical trials.

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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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Exostar, DocuSign partner

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 01:19 PM

DocuSign, a San Francisco- and Seattle-based company that provides electronic signature technology and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) services, and Herndon, Va.-based Exostar, an information technology company offering cloud-based solutions enabling secure business-to-business collaboration, will partner to allow life sciences and healthcare organizations to automate manual, paper-based processes with faster, more secure and fully-compliant all-digital document workflows.

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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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