Awards & Advancement

Caligor appoints Andrea Chopek and Craig LaMarca to Clinical Trial Services Business Unit

Monday, February 13, 2017

Caligor Opco, which specializes in global comparator sourcing, early access to medicines and drug life-cycle management, has named two pharmaceutical executives to its Clinical Trial Services (CTS) business unit. Andrea Chopek has been appointed global head of Business Development for CTS. Craig LaMarca has been named global head of Business Development for TrialAssist, a business line under CTS. Both positions are new for the company, which recently expanded its international operations with the opening of a state-of-the-art, 33,000-square-foot facility in the UK.

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Chan Zuckerberg Biohub names first cohort of engineers, scientists and technologists

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub) has announced its first cohort of 47 CZ Biohub Investigators from the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. This group includes both highly accomplished senior professors as well as up-and-coming young faculty. Each of the CZ Biohub Investigators will receive a five-year appointment and up to $1.5 million in funding to conduct life science research in their respective areas of expertise.

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals appoints Huan Sheng director of Clinical Research and Drug Safety

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of glaucoma and other diseases of the eye, has announced the appointment of Huan Sheng, M.D., Ph.D., as director of Clinical Research and Drug Safety, reporting to Kristine Erickson, O.D., Ph.D., Aerie’s vice president of Clinical Research.

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KCR celebrates 20th anniversary

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

In 2017, KCR celebrates its 20-year anniversary of contributing to the clinical R&D industry. The CRO was founded in 1997 by entrepreneur Marek Kiecana. Emerging from Central Europe, KCR today operates in 19 European countries as well as the U.S. and provides pharma and biotech companies with fully customized service solutions for optimized clinical trial execution.

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