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CISCRP Medical Heroes Appreciation event returns to DIA to celebrate clinical trial volunteers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 01:38 PM

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), an independent nonprofit organization, has announced the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation Walk in Washington D.C. to honor the volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research and to raise awareness about the importance of clinical research in advancing public health.

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Qiagen launches clinical bioinformatics platform for next-generation sequencing

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:24 PM

Qiagen, a Netherlands-based holding company, has launched its Qiagen Clinical Insight (QCI) bioinformatics content and software platform for clinical testing labs to interpret and report on genomic variants identified in next-generation sequencing (NGS). The first two supported applications for the bioinformatics platform are in oncology for somatic and hereditary cancer testing.

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Bayer to restructure

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:23 PM

The Bayer Group has released a financial update for 2014. The company had strengthened its life science businesses HealthCare and CropScience through acquisitions and decided to demerge the MaterialScience business. Dr. Marijn Dekkers, management board chairman, also listed four strategic priorities for Bayer’s successful further development.

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AVEO Oncology relocates corporate headquarters in Massachusetts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:22 PM

AVEO Oncology, a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapies through biomarker-driven insights, has relocated its corporate headquarters to Cambridge, Mass.

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Parexel enhances ClinPhone RTSM service

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:21 PM

Global CRO Parexel International has launched enhancements to its Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) service, ClinPhone RTSM. Parexel designed the enhanced service to simplify patient randomization and clinical supply management and to offer greater speed and flexibility in tailoring the service to meet the needs of clinical trials, while reducing delivery timelines. For the improvements, Parexel integrated the interactive response technology acquired from ClinIntel in October 2014 with Parexel’s experience in delivering RTSM services to thousands of studies to create an enhanced fourth-generation technology platform.

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Mylan clarifies Perrigo offer

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:18 PM

Mylan was asked by the Irish Takeover Panel to issue the following clarification and retraction in accordance with the Irish Takeover Rules, relating to its firm intention to make an offer to acquire Perrigo. The clarification and retraction relates to certain forward-looking statements made by Mylan specifically during the pendency of the offer period concerning its long-stated target since 2012 of at least $6 in adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) by 2018, including recently in Mylan's first quarter earnings press release of May 5.

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AbbVie completes acquisition of Pharmacyclics

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:17 PM

AbbVie has completed the acquisition of Pharmacyclics, enhancing AbbVie's scientific and commercial presence in oncology. Pharmacyclics primarily is aligned with the $24 billion global hematological oncology market with Imbruvica (ibrutinib), a BTK-inhibitor used to treat hematological cancers.

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PatientsLikeMe appoints Jason Johnson executive vice president, head of R&D

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:15 PM

PatientsLikeMe has appointed Jason Johnson, Ph.D., executive vice president and head of R&D. Johnson leads the company's research, data science and informatics teams, which focus on analyzing and merging patient-reported and other data types to develop models of disease progression and generate new insights about disease, treatments and health. Johnson reports directly to CEO Martin Coulter.

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The Global Drug-Lag Problem

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 08:00 AM

For all the advancements in medical research, certain regions of the world still wait to benefit from timely access to new drugs.

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Baylor Research Institute, TGen Research Institute partner on precision medicine

Friday, May 22, 2015 01:57 PM

Baylor Research Institute (BRI) at Dallas, Texas and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Ariz., have inked an agreement that will focus on accelerating early detection and treatments for patients with a broad range of cancers.

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