Sarah Cannon Names New CFO

Friday, March 19, 2010 07:05 AM

Strategic research organization Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) appointed Dean Ferrigno as chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Phil Cestaro, who is now president, SCRI Services. SCRI Services specializes in clinical trial administration with a focus on oncology drug development programs. Cestaro, who joined the company in 2006, will continue to be SCRI’s chief information officer in addition to the new position.

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CenterWatch Monthly May 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009 11:00 AM

U.S. Sites Rate Novo Nordisk, Novartis and Eisai as Top Sponsors in 2009

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JLL Partners Completes Acquisition of PharmaNet

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 09:36 AM

Contract research organization (CRO) PharmaNet is officially a private company after private equity firm JLL Partners completed its acquisition of the CRO yesterday.

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JLL Partners Extends Deadline for Tender Offer of PharmaNet Shares

Friday, March 13, 2009 12:00 PM

PharmaNet Development Group stockholders have another week to tender their shares as part of the contract research organization (CRO)’s pending acquisition by private equity firm JLL Partners.

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PharmaNet Launches Clinical Trial Staffing Service

Thursday, March 12, 2009 09:00 AM

Despite a pending acquisition by private equity firm JLL Partners, contract research organization (CRO) PharmaNet continues to expand its service offerings and locations.

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PharmaNet Earnings Plummet in Q4

Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:23 AM

In what could be PharmaNet Development Group’s last earnings release as a public company, the contract research organization (CRO) reported its 2008 financial information late last night without an investor conference call.

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PharmaNet to Open Brazil Office

Thursday, February 19, 2009 09:00 AM

PharmaNet Development Group is expanding its presence in Latin America with the opening of a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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PharmaNet to Go Private in $250M Deal

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:04 AM

PharmaNet Development Group signed a definitive merger agreement with private equity firm JLL Partners, a deal that will make the now public contract research organization (CRO) a private company.

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PharmaNet Pursues Strategic Alternatives, Possible Sale

Friday, December 19, 2008 11:57 AM

Troubled contract research organization (CRO) PharmaNet Development Group announced Thursday that it is working with a financial advisor from USB Investment Bank to explore strategic alternatives, including the potential sale of the company.

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PharmaNet Revenues Drop

Thursday, October 30, 2008 10:43 AM

PharmaNet Development is the latest contract research organization (CRO) to release disappointing quarterly earnings as a result of contract cancellations, slow sales and negative foreign exchange rates. Princeton, N.J.-based PharmaNet reported a decrease in direct revenue to $89.2 million, down $10 million, or 10.6%, from the same period last year. Almost $1.5 million of that drop was a result of foreign currency exchange translation.

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America chooses WCG as its exclusive IRB, sheds five local hospital IRBs

Five southern research groups form public-private network to help save time, money for clients with early-stage biologics

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Growing adoption of feasibility review committees
Early reports cite fewer amendments, improved cycle time

AMCs vying to better compete for industry trials
Working to conquer study start-up delays, IRB review process

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Private equity driving dynamic CRO growth
Enables CROs to pursue long-term strategies, while giving the space credibility

Baby boomers poised to reshape clinical trials industry
Millions of tech-savvy consumers already track their health, expect new treatments as they age

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