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Monday, August 11, 2014 07:00 AM

For many years, Research Across America (RAA) has owned a mobile van affectionately known as “Barney” because of its color, purple!

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YourEncore launches regulatory center of excellence

Friday, August 8, 2014 01:12 PM

YourEncore, which helps life sciences, consumer products and food companies solve complex innovation, compliance and productivity challenges, has launched the Regulatory Center of Excellence, to provide life sciences companies with industry-accomplished experts to guide them through complex regulatory requirements, from phase I trials through approval.

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ACRP, IAOCR collaborate on combined program suites

Friday, August 8, 2014 01:10 PM

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the U.K.-based International Academy of Clinical Research (IAoCR), provider of accreditation, training and consultancy for clinical researchers, are collaborating to offer services and establish recognized global standards of clinical research.

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BioSpecifics Technologies initiates phase II study of CCH for Lipoma

Friday, August 8, 2014 12:33 PM

BioSpecifics Technologies, a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) in the U.S. and XIAPEX in the E.U., has injected the first patient in its placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial of CCH for the treatment of lipoma. The company expects to complete patient enrollment in this trial during the first quarter of 2015.

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Theravance appoints Michael W. Aguiar as president, CEO

Friday, August 8, 2014 12:29 PM

Theravance has appointed Michael W. Aguiar as president and CEO effective August 15, and as a member of the board of directors effective immediately. Aguiar plans to continue to as Theravance's senior vice president and chief financial officer until his replacement is identified and appointed. 

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MTTI, National Health Research Institutes collaborate for cancer

Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00 PM

Molecular Targeting Technologies (MTTI), a privately held biotechnology company, and National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan, have collaborated to develop novel cancer therapeutics using the proprietary DPA delivery technology to carry anticancer drugs that can be specifically delivered to and released at the tumor sites.

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Report: Global market for DNA vaccines to reach $2.7B in 2019

Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:00 AM

According to a new BCC Research report, the global market for DNA vaccines is expected to grow to $2.7 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.8%. The clinical vaccines category, the largest and fastest-growing segment of this market, is surging at 81.2% CAGR.

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Ventana, Quintiles ink agreement for companion diagnostic services in China

Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:00 AM

Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, has inked a new agreement with Quintiles to offer College of American Pathology (CAP) standard companion diagnostic testing services in China for pharmaceutical and biotech companies conducting early phase clinical trials. China is one of the only countries in the world that requires all patient samples be tested in China, even those used in clinical trials.

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Alvogen acquires Korean Dream Pharma for $187 million

Thursday, August 7, 2014 08:00 AM

Alvogen, an international, privately owned pharmaceuticals company, has acquired Dream Pharma of South Korea for $187 million in cash. Dream will be acquired through Alvogen’s Asian subsidiaries and, on completion, the combination will create one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in South Korea.

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TractManager acquires MD Buyline, looking to jointly expand hospital services to other healthcare facilities

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 02:56 PM

TractManager, a provider of technology-enabled compliance and contract management services for healthcare organizations, has acquired MD Buyline, a specialist provider of healthcare analytics and supply chain intelligence capabilities for healthcare providers, primarily hospitals.

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