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Patients’ increased sharing of clinical trial experiences through social media can help sponsors improve outcomes, enrollment

Monday, March 2, 2015 08:00 AM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

Social media continues to play a major role in clinical trial patient recruitment and participation, according to former trial patients who still share information about their experiences with friends and others online—conversations that can influence whether prospective patients join a trial.

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Going native: Stepping back from the functionality cliff

Sunday, March 1, 2015 08:00 AM

There has been a huge demand in the healthcare industry for the development of eCOA (electronic Clinical Outcomes Assessment) as user-friendly health apps to monitor patients’ progress and help them self-regulate their condition.

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Roche, BioMed X collaborate to develop nanomaterial-based biosensors

Thursday, February 26, 2015 03:30 PM

Roche and BioMed X, a collaboration model at the interface between academia and industry based in Heidelberg, Germany, have entered into a collaboration agreement to establish a research group focusing on the development of a novel sensor technology platform based on new nanomaterials such as graphene.

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ACRES launches Blue Cloud IT Platform

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:26 AM

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) has launched ACRES BlueCloud, the first phase implementation of a shared multi-user interface to allow sponsors, CROs, regulatory agencies, funding agencies and IRBs to access millions of verifiable professional experience and training credentials, enabling sharing and mutual recognition of those credentials by multiple stakeholders.

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Certara to launch version 8.0 of D360 big data platform

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:54 AM

Certara, a global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development and drug safety consulting company, will be launching version 8.0 of its D360 R&D big data platform for the biopharmaceutical industry.

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HealthCarePoint launches global BlueCloud networking technology

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:47 PM

Texas-based healthcare and clinical research networking-technology company HealthCarePoint (HCP) has unveiled the final version of its BlueCloud networking technology, which allows organizations to connect and share verifiable information between healthcare and clinical research organizations and their stakeholders via a private network.

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Medidata, Garmin partner to optimize trials through mobile health technology

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:25 PM

Medidata, a New York-based global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, has formed a strategic collaboration with Garmin International. By integrating Garmin's vívofit activity tracker with the Medidata Clinical Cloud, Medidata is enabling its life sciences customers to make use of mobile health (mHealth) devices with the potential to enhance patient engagement, data quality and operational efficiencies in clinical trials.

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Clinverse expands product suite with introduction of ClinPlan

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:22 PM

Clinverse, a Durham, N.C.-based provider of automated financial management technology solutions for clinical trials, has expanded its suite of products with the addition of ClinPlan, purpose-built software for clinical trial budget management and forecasting.

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Exact Sciences, Mayo Clinic extend, expand collaboration

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:06 PM

Exact Sciences, a Madison, Wis.-based molecular diagnostics company, and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic have announced a five-year extension and expansion of their collaboration, broadening their efforts to develop screening, surveillance and diagnostic tests beyond colorectal cancer to address other diseases within the gastrointestinal tract.

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Roche, Qualcomm collaborate to innovate remote patient monitoring

Friday, February 6, 2015 12:29 PM

Qualcomm's subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, and Roche, a Swiss-based provider of point-of-care diagnostics, have entered into a strategic collaboration to improve remote monitoring and management of chronic disease patients.

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Boston-area teaching hospitals launch web portal to attract life science companies

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Integrated research partnerships build momentum
Research function provides infrastructure, leverages large pool of health systems' patients and data

'Right to Try' laws challenge clinical trial process
20 states pass, 20 more pending allowing access to study drugs without FDA and IRB approval

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TransCelerate Biopharma turns three
High-profile consortium has made inroads fixing wasteful practices, but it still has more work ahead

Pharma industry improves its tarnished reputation
Delivering innovation, social responsibility will help rebuild trust

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