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TrialNetworks adds visual intelligence to clinical trial optimization system

Friday, July 18, 2014 01:33 PM

The Clinical Trial Optimization System from TrialNetworks, now part of DrugDev, has launched its latest app, TrialNetworks Charting. TrialNetworks Charting provides sponsors and CROs with visual intelligence into the study’s progress toward goals by region, country and site.

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Myos, Cloud Pharmaceuticals ink agreement

Friday, July 18, 2014 01:32 PM

Myos, a biotherapeutics and bionutrition company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products that improve muscle health and performance, has entered into an R&D agreement with Cloud Pharmaceuticals.

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AbbVie to acquire Shire in $54.6 billion deal

Friday, July 18, 2014 10:24 AM

The boards of AbbVie and Shire have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended combination of Shire with AbbVie that values Shire at approximately $54.61 billion.

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PHT selects Windows 8.1 tablets to run SitePad System for clinical trials

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:50 PM

PHT, a provider of technologies used to collect patient-driven eData for clinical research, has selected Dell Venue 11 Pro tablets featuring Windows 8.1 to run its SitePad System. The SitePad System replaces traditional paper data collection methods in clinical research with electronic methods, providing better-quality data, real-time access to that data and, ultimately, faster time to data analysis for pharmaceutical trial sponsors. The SitePad System is used in clinical trials to collect clinician- and patient-reported outcomes for supporting label claims of new therapies.

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Pfizer to acquire InnoPharma

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:48 PM

Pfizer has entered an agreement to acquire InnoPharma, a privately held pharmaceutical development company, for an upfront cash payment of $225 million, with up to $135 million of contingent milestone payments.

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Life Sciences Hub Wales launched

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:45 PM

The Welsh government has launched the Life Sciences Hub Wales, a national and international focal point for the life sciences and healthcare sectors in Wales. The life sciences hub will be based in Cardiff Bay and will bring together academic, business, clinical, professional services and funding organizations.

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INC Research names Carol Aliyar senior vice president, study start-up

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:20 PM

INC Research, a global phase I to IV CRO has announced the promotion of Carol Aliyar to senior vice president, study start-up. Aliyar will be responsible for leading the company¹s global site engagement and study start-up efforts, including study start-up operations, site identification, site start-up and activation, ethics and regulatory submissions/approval and patient recruitment. Aliyar will focus on fostering strong site relationships to optimize timelines and deliver rapid study start-up for global clinical trials, establishing the foundation for successful collaboration across the duration of a study.

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Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Novartis partner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:21 PM

Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) have partnered with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer's in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages.

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Factory-CRO launches clinical trial rescue program for medical devices

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:17 PM

Factory-CRO, a medical device CRO based in the Netherlands, has announced a new early-detection program designed to help medical device companies correct poorly designed clinical trials, effectively saving the study from ultimately being rejected by the FDA or European regulators.

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Eli Lilly, Immunocore collaborate for novel cancer therapies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:15 PM

Eli Lilly and Immunocore, a privately owned, clinical-stage biotechnology company, have entered into a co-discovery and co-development collaboration to research and potentially develop novel T cell-based cancer therapies.

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