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Incyte joins Safe-Biopharma Association

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:39 PM

Incyte, a Delaware-based biopharmaceutical company, has joined SAFE-BioPharma Association, a nonprofit industry coalition responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and signature standard.

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Precision for Medicine acquires Precision Health Economics

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:38 PM

Precision for Medicine, a Bethesda, Md.- based specialized services company supporting next-generation approaches to drug development and commercialization, has acquired Precision Health Economics (PHE), a health economics consultancy and analytics firm. PHE leverages the experience of policy analysts, economists, clinicians and academics to advance research on the most complex healthcare questions. Life sciences companies and policymakers worldwide turn to PHE to shape strategy, inform key healthcare decisions, and produce effective changes in policy through innovative research.

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INC Research establishes site advocacy group for clinical trial management

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:37 PM

INC Research, a global CRO, has formed a new Site Advocacy Group (SAG) focused on streamlining and enhancing the payment process for clinical research sites. Through this forum, INC Research will work with sites to improve a key aspect of clinical trial management and facilitate ongoing dialogue on operational best practices for conducting successful research.

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Immunocore, MedImmune collaborate on immuno-oncology combination trials

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:36 PM

Immunocore, a biotechnology company developing novel biological drugs to treat cancer and other diseases headquartered outside Oxford, England, and MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, have entered into a second collaboration.

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Aptuit, Axxam collaborate on integrated drug discovery services

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:47 PM

Aptuit, a CRO based in Greenwich, Conn., and Axxam, a Milan, Italy-based discovery company with experience in target biology and a broad range of early phase discovery solutions, have announced a strategic alliance to provide comprehensive and integrated services from gene to high-quality candidates and beyond.

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TransCelerate BioPharma launches two initiatives to improve clinical research

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:46 PM

TransCelerate BioPharma, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world by accelerating and enhancing the R&D of innovative new therapies, has established two new global initiatives which will accelerate and enhance clinical trials. Both initiatives, Placebo/Standard of Care Data Sharing and Electronic Labels for Clinical Trials (e-Labels), aim to create solutions that will have a direct impact on patients, sponsors and investigative sites.

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Quintiles names Hospital Italiano first Latin American Prime Site

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:45 PM

Global CRO Quintiles has named Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as its first Prime Site in Latin America.

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Iris Pharma, Oculos Clinical Research ink ophthalmic agreement

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:43 PM

Iris Pharma, a France-based, ophthalmology-focused CRO that offers preclinical and clinical drug/device development services, and Oculos Clinical Research, a Tampa, Fla.-based full-service CRO specializing in ophthalmology, have formed a strategic alliance.

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ERT launches Insights Cloud

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:41 PM

ERT, a global solutions provider for patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., has launched Insights Cloud, a suite of data analytics, visualization and workflow applications that leverage real-time clinical trials data to provide clinical trial sponsors and CROs with actionable insights and process optimization.

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Medidata, Peking University expand partnership in China

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:55 PM

Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, has expanded its partnership with Peking University Clinical Research Institute (PUCRI), an academic center dedicated to enhancing the development of high-quality clinical research and health innovation in China. Leveraging the research institute’s extensive clinical development network, experience and resources, the partnership will accelerate the adoption of the Medidata Clinical Cloud platform across China and, in doing so, optimize local drug development programs by bringing operational efficiencies and greater speed to clinical trials.

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