Wednesday, October 18, 2017
CRF Health, a global provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry, has made two senior appointments to support the continuing growth of the global business. CRF Health will expand its operations team with the addition of Neil Conroy as VP of Business Transformation, and Daniella Mulder as VP of Client Relations. These positions will be central in expanding CRF Health’s client services in the high-paced eCOA market.
Jeff Williams, Co-founder, President and CEO of Clinipace Worldwide, a global full-service CRO that he founded 14 years ago, has elected to move into an expanded advisory role with the company’s Board of Directors. He will be handing over his responsibilities to Jason Monteleone, who will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Williams will remain a Director and will focus on strategic initiatives on behalf of the Board of Directors.
The evolution of mobile technology use in clinical trials
William Osler, a founder of Johns Hopkins University, was a clinician ahead of his time. He was one of the first doctors to bring medical students out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside — a revolutionary format change in its day. His 1892 book, The Principles and Practice of Medicine, was labeled as an “imaginative new curriculum” that prevailed for 50 years.1 Osler once said, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”
BIOTECanada announces winners of the 2017 Gold Leaf Awards, which recognize biotechnology excellence. Launched in 2001, the Gold Leaf awards are given annually to recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the biotech industry in Canada. The Awards’ importance to the recipients and the industry more broadly has grown significantly over the years.
Janssen Research & Development has established the Integrated Smart Trial & Engagement Platform (iSTEP), an information technology toolset developed to automate investigational product supply and data management in clinical trials. The approach, developed by Janssen, is available for industry-use and is designed to replace the paper-based conventional processes of managing clinical supplies and tracking patient health data with a cohesive suite of digital technologies.
Warp Drive Bio, a drug discovery company developing therapeutics that exploit the molecules and mechanisms of nature, has formed a strategic collaboration with Roche to discover and develop multiple novel classes of antibiotics. The serious global health threat of multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections has created an urgent need for new antibiotics with novel structures and mechanisms of action.
Clinerion announces that data integration to its Patient Recruitment System platform can now process electronic medical records made available by hospitals using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. Hospitals using FHIR may now directly exchange data with Patient Recruitment System without the need for additional implementation effort.
CNS Network, a clinical research center in Southern California, has been chosen by Cognitive Research to conduct a driving simulation cross-over study of the sedative effects of a muscle relaxant as compared to a different muscle relaxant and a placebo.
KCR, a CRO, has recently become a member of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Joining a network of 1,000 life science companies is another step for KCR to strengthen its footprint in the US market. The CRO moved to a new office in Boston a few months ago to be closer to partners and clients in the heart of the East Coast biotech and pharma hub.