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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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FDA selects Icon to work on PRO measures for pneumonia trials

Thursday, November 6, 2014 12:38 PM

Global CRO Icon, based in Dublin, has been awarded a project by the FDA to develop an industry-standard Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measure that can be used in anti-bacterial drug development trials for hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP). 

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New ACRO survey: CRO members saw big growth in past decade

Friday, September 19, 2014 03:34 PM

The biopharmaceutical industry’s outsourcing strategy has enabled the eight members of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) to double in size over the past 10 years, today employing more than 100,000 professionals worldwide with a global payroll of nearly $6 billion.

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Icon’s Cynthia Dukes voted one of the world’s Most Influential People in Vaccines

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:49 PM

Icon, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has announced that Cynthia Dukes, vice president, global project management, vaccines, infectious disease, women’s health and primary care, has been voted one of the 50 Most Influential People in Vaccines following a global industry survey conducted by vaccine industry organization, VaccineNation. Cynthia was the only CRO representative included in the list.

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Medidata, Icon partner to bring efficiencies to ePRO

Thursday, September 11, 2014 01:40 PM

Medidata, a NewYork-based global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, and global CRO Icon have formed a joint initiative designed to bring new efficiencies to the administration of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) in clinical trials. The new offering provides sponsors with an ePRO solution that reduces costs, saves time and enhances patient engagement.

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Pfizer, Roche join ADDPLAN DF Consortium

Monday, August 4, 2014 02:12 PM

Pfizer and Roche have joined the ADDPLAN DF Consortium. The consortium was founded in 2013 by Novartis, Janssen PharmaceuticalsEli Lilly and Aptiv Solutions, an Icon company, to lead the design and implementation of adaptive trials. The goal of the ADDPLAN DF Consortium is to develop methodologies and execution technologies that improve dose-selection, which remains a major barrier to resolving high failure rates in phase III trials.

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February 23

Venture capital investors funding novel drug R&D three times more than companies repurposing, improving existing drugs

In appreciation: Karen Woodin will be remembered for her teaching, writing and lasting friendships

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Study grants market breaks $13 billion
Volume of clinical activity rising while growth in grant spending slows

Revisiting eClinical Technology Solutions Adoption
While use of established solutions grows, sponsors hesitate on newer tools

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