Friday, April 23, 2010
California-based Independent Review Consulting (IRC) and Missouri-based Ethical Review Committee (ERC) finalized their merger agreement, creating one institutional review board (IRB)—Ethical and Independent Review Services (E&I). While the individual boards of each company will continue their review of existing clinical trials respectively, all new submissions of business will be accepted and managed by E&I.
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.
By Melynda Geurts and Carl T. Wibbenmeyer