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Certara Strategic Consulting awarded GLP compliant toxicokinetic test site certification

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Certara, a provider of decision support technology and consulting services for optimizing drug development and improving health outcomes, has announced that the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has awarded Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) certification to its Certara Strategic Consulting (CSC) Montreal facility. CSC Montreal has passed the requisite inspection and study audits and is now recognized as a GLP compliant Toxicokinetic Test Site by SCC.

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iCardiac launches eCOA platform QPoint

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

iCardiac Technologies has launched QPoint, its next-generation eCOA platform, to address the growing demand for more efficient and innovative eCOA study services in drug development. In addition to a number of other benefits, QPoint delivers short and streamlined study configuration and startup to the industry.

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Pediatric hematology-oncology initiative launched in Africa

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

His Excellency the President Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama of the Republic of Botswana, the Honorable Minister Dorcas Makgato of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) and Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital (BIPAI) through public-private partnerships with the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi, announced a $100 million initiative to create an innovative pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network in southern and east Africa. The comprehensive initiative called Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence) will build long-term capacity to treat and dramatically improve the prognosis of thousands of children with cancer and blood disorders in southern and eastern Africa.

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NTT DATA, Oracle collaborate on big healthcare data in the cloud

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NTT DATA announced the company’s existing relationship with Oracle is expanding to include end-to-end cloud capabilities for Oracle’s Healthcare Foundation, a unified healthcare analytics platform. The platform provides data integration and warehousing of clinical, financial, administrative and -omics modules in a cloud solution to customers worldwide. The healthcare cloud offering will provide organizations the ability to easily unify, grow or replace their existing healthcare data warehouse and data aggregation solutions.

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BC Platforms partners with Microsoft for artificial intelligence solutions in healthcare

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BC Platforms, a provider of genomic data management solutions, will join the Microsoft AI in Health Partner Alliance, an expanding group of partners focused on advancing health technology. This initiative includes investments in resources for Microsoft partners to capture new opportunities to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to healthcare. As part of its participation, BC Platforms will receive unique training and access to Microsoft technologies, engineering expertise and data sets. 

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Bristol-Myers Squibb appoints three new independent directors

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb has appointed Robert J. Bertolini, Matthew W. Emmens and Theodore R. Samuels to its board of directors, effective immediately. In connection with these appointments, the board will temporarily expand to 14 directors until the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held on May 2, 2017. Only 11 directors will stand for election at the meeting. Bristol-Myers Squibb also announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) program to repurchase, in aggregate, $2 billion of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s common stock.

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