Weekly Features

Quintiles launches new site start-up model

Monday, June 6, 2016

Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical services, has introduced a new patient enrollment offering designed to accelerate study startup and reduce costs for oncology clinical trials by opening investigative sites for studies only after they have identified a qualified patient.

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ClinTec International expanding in Spain to capitalize on improving Spanish market

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

With an improving Spanish pharmaceutical market, ClinTec International has identified the country as a target market for expansion. Following a year of steady growth by ClinTec’s Spain-based team, the global CRO is capitalizing on the improving Spanish economy by opening two new offices, and creating a new regional manager position, which will oversee both Spanish and Portuguese markets.

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FDA’s proposed Expanded Access Navigator points to progress, not panacea

Monday, May 23, 2016

In response to the increasing demand for access to investigational drugs, creation of a clearinghouse to provide information on the request process has been proposed by the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA. Dubbed the Expanded Access (EA) Navigator, the educational tool is the government’s latest effort to increase the efficiency of the complex process of requesting unapproved drugs outside of clinical trials for “compassionate use.”

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