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John O´Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard I. Moser win Nobel prize

Monday, October 6, 2014 03:36 PM

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute has awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to John O´Keefe and jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

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Good Technology Practices: A New Challenge for Sites Now and in the Future

Monday, October 6, 2014 07:00 AM

As we are living in an era when technology deeply inhabits our day-to-day world as well as our workplace, it seems logical to consider what changes in technological demands mean to our clinical research practices.

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Bracket names Jeff Kinell CEO

Monday, October 6, 2014 06:54 AM

Bracket, a clinical trial specialty services provider, has announced the addition of Jeffrey W. Kinell as CEO and new member of its board of directors.

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Immutep to be acquired by Prima BioMed

Friday, October 3, 2014 11:04 AM

Immutep, an Orsay, France-based, late stage private biopharmaceutical company focused on immuno-oncology, has reached an agreement to be acquired by Prima BioMed, a Sydney, Australia-based developer of personalized immunocellular therapeutic products for cancer. Prima will pay up to approximately $28 million through a combination of cash, shares and warrants, subject to the achievement of certain performance milestones.

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DIA, Korea National Enterprise for Clinical Trials ink MoU

Friday, October 3, 2014 11:02 AM

Korea National Enterprise for Clinical Trials (KoNECT) and DIA (Drug Information Association), based in Washington, D.C., have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a cooperative relationship and explore collaboration in development of training, education and knowledge exchange opportunities.

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Parexel International acquires ClinIntel

Friday, October 3, 2014 10:58 AM

Global CRO Parexel International, headquartered in Waltham, Mass., has acquired privately-owned ClinIntel, a provider of clinical Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) services, based in Crawley, U.K.

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Salix Pharmaceuticals, Cosmo Technologies terminate merger agreement

Friday, October 3, 2014 10:50 AM

Salix Pharmaceuticals, based in Raleigh, N.C., and Lainate, Italy-based Cosmo Pharmaceuticals have agreed to terminate their previously-announced merger agreement pursuant to which Salix would have combined with, and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of, Cosmo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals. Effective immediately, Salix will make a $25 million payment to Cosmo.

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CluePoints’ statistical monitoring used in phase III gastric cancer trial

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:30 PM

CluePoints, a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of Centralized Statistical Monitoring (CSM) solutions for clinical trials, has announced that its CSM platform has been used to assess the quality and integrity of data in a phase III study of gastric cancer.

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Rare Cancers Europe calls for new criteria to be used in clinical trials

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:26 PM

A consensus paper by Rare Cancers Europe (RCE) calls for new methodologies to be applied to clinical studies in rare cancers. RCE—a multi-stakeholder initiative representing patient associations, medical societies and industry—is calling both the community of researchers and European authorities to address research methodologies and regulatory criteria that could limit rare cancer patient access to new therapies. This would mean discrimination against this patient population.

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CORD:USE, Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies partner

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:20 PM

CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank, headquartered in Orlando, Fla., an operator of both public and family cord blood banks, has entered into an agreement with Illinois–based Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, which has licensed a series of patented technologies for the isolation of human cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells for possible clinical applications.

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