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Icon executives release book for re-engineering clinical trials

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:50 PM

Global CRO Icon of Dublin, Ireland, has released the book Re-Engineering Clinical Trials, edited and co-authored by Brendan Buckley, Icon’s chief medical officer, and Peter Schüler, ICON’s senior vice president of global medical and safety services.

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Survey: PSI, INC Research, Chiltern rated top CROs by investigative sites

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 08:00 AM

More than 1,900 global investigative sites rate the best CROs for which to work in a new survey conducted by CenterWatch, a provider of global clinical trials information. The survey results were released in the April issue of The CenterWatch Monthly newsletter.

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Icon rides latest outsourcing wave with launch of medical device and diagnostics research group

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:26 PM

Global CRO Icon has packaged a combination of its services to create a medical device and diagnostics research group designed to provide global clinical trials, health economics and pricing and market access tools.

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Maetrics announces Steve Cottrell as new president

Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:18 PM

Maetrics, a full-service life sciences consulting firm based in Indianapolis, Ind., has announced that Steve Cottrell, previously vice president of sales, will assume the role of company president.

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SynteractHCR expands senior management team

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 08:47 AM

San Diego-based CRO SynteractHCR has hired Etienne Drouet as vice president, strategic development. This is a new position created to augment the depth of the company’s oncology and complex trial expertise.

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PharmaTimes clinical research awards to be presented Feb. 26

Thursday, February 12, 2015 03:33 PM

The 2015’s PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year—The Americas awards will be presented Feb. 26 in North Carolina.

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Icon to acquire MediMedia Pharma Solutions for $120M

Monday, February 2, 2015 01:54 PM

Icon, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has agreed, subject to certain customary closing conditions, to acquire MediMedia Pharma Solutions for a cash consideration of $120 million. MediMedia Pharma Solutions is division of MediMedia USA and is owned by Vestar Capital Partners.

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Icon creates new global innovation hub in Ireland to advance clinical development

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:22 PM

Global CRO Icon has launched a new global innovation hub that will create 200 new jobs in Ireland.

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Icon Firecrest receives global award for healthcare training animation

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:50 PM

Icon Firecrest, a provider of integrated Web-based services that optimize clinical trial performance, received a 2014 Global Award for its art and technique: animation entry, “Firecrest Through the Body.” This 3D animated video was created and developed by a team of 3D graphic designers and pharmacologists at Firecrest.

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PRA Health Sciences becomes latest big CRO to launch IPO

Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:38 PM

PRA Health Sciences launched its initial public offering this morning, raising $306 million from the sale of nearly 17 million shares at $18 per share—below plans it announced in September to raise up to $375 million.

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Research for All Act reaches Congress for second time seeking gender equality in basic research, clinical trials

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