Study Conduct

FDA, TransCelerate, INC Research to speak at 10th Annual Global Site Solutions Summit

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a global trade organization representing the interests of clinical research sites, has announced an invigorated, solution-driven program for the 10th Annual Global Site Solutions Summit. The Summit will be Oct. 8-11, in Amelia Island, Fla. The annual meeting, which attracts investigators, site executives and industry executives from around the globe, is inclusive of interactive sessions, knowledge and best practice sharing, and networking opportunities, centered around the collaboration-focused theme “Better Together.”

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BIA responds to Jim O’Neill’s review on antimicrobial resistance

Monday, June 22, 2015

The U.K. Bioindustry Association (BIA) has submitted its initial response to Jim O’Neill’s review on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), focusing on his interim report Securing new drugs for future generations: The antibiotics pipeline, published in May. Steve Bates, CEO of the BIA, put forward the case that any new economic model should be based on an informed stewardship not restrictive stewardship approach.

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DIA forms educational partnership with Cardiac Safety Research Consortium

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Drug Information Association (DIA) announced an educational partnership with the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium (CSRC) called the Cardiac Safety Education Collaborative. The mission of the new collaborative is to improve the pharmaceutical, medical and academic communities’ understanding of cardiac safety, the leading cause of mar­keted drug recalls and drug development program terminations.

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U.S. Oncology Research, Cure Forward collaborate

Friday, June 19, 2015

U.S. Oncology Research, a network of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality treatments through clinical trials, has inked a collaboration with Cure Forward, a patient activation company. U.S. Oncology Research and Cure Forward will work together to make personalized medicine more accessible and approachable in the community setting, reinforcing the cooperation that exists between physicians and patients through educational resources and improved clinical trial matching.

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Society for Clinical Research Sites launches program for Asia-Pac Site Solutions Summit

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a global trade organization fully dedicated to representing the interests of clinical research sites, has announced a program for the 2015 Asia-Pac Site Solutions Summit. The Asia-Pac Site Solutions Summit will be July 30-31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The Summit is open to clinical research investigators, site executives and industry stakeholders.

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CTTI issues new recommendations to improve quality in clinical trials

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership to identify practices to increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials based in Durham, N.C., has issued recommendations to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trials by helping sponsors focus on study activities that are essential to the safety of trial participants and the reliability of study results, and to reduce or eliminate those activities that are not. 

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Mosio launches suite of patient recruitment and retention solutions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mosio, a San Francisco, Calif.-based life science technology company, has launched a suite of solutions created specifically for each type of organization within the clinical research ecosystem. Mosio’s web-based mobile messaging software services to enhance clinical trial recruitment and retention range from targeted plans for principal investigators and study sites to broad capabilities for CROs and fully customizable solutions for integration into study platforms of study sponsors, patient recruitment firms and trial technology enterprises.

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