Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has opened a new facility designed to be one of the world’s most sophisticated research centers devoted to life science imaging. The UNC-Olympus Research Imaging Center provides researchers with advanced equipment, software, consultation and expertise and is designed to stimulate collaboration among top life science research faculty members. It will be available to guest researchers as well.
Medidata Solutions, a global eClinical provider, announced that Australian contract research organization (CRO) Novotech has joined Medidata’s ASPire to Win channel partner program. As Australia’s largest full-service Australian CRO with extensive operations across Asia, Novotech can now offer sponsors a full range of services around the Medidata Rave electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM) solution.
BioClinica’s first quarter 2010 earnings were flat compared with the same period 2009, with service revenues of $14.7 million. First quarter revenues last year were $14.5 million. Net income was $711,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with $786,000, or $0.05 per diluted share for Q1 2009.
Parexel, a CRO, released a new web-based platform to be used in late-phase clinical research to help users meet regulatory guidelines and ensure high quality data. The new product combines the expertise of Parexel’s existing Peri Approval Clinical Excellence (PACE) team with the eClinical capabilities of Perceptive Informatics, Parexel’s technology subsidiary. The platform allows for a variety of eClinical services, such as clinical trial management systems, electronic data capture, randomization and trial supply management, and electronic patient-reported outcomes, to be incorporated in late-phase studies.