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RxTrials names Adam Chasse president

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 01:33 PM

Ellicott City, Md.-based RxTrials, an investigative site network and consulting firm, has appointed Adam Chasse president.

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INC Research files for initial public offering

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:27 PM

INC Research Holdings, which has spent the past two decades acquiring 10 companies, has announced plans for an initial public offering expected to raise $150 million.

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FDA takes steps to strengthen cybersecurity of medical devices

Friday, October 3, 2014 11:01 AM

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the FDA has finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information.

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WIRB-Copernicus Group appoints Lindsay McNair chief medical officer

Friday, October 3, 2014 08:29 AM

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of regulatory and ethical review services and software to support clinical research, has promoted Lindsay McNair, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.B., to chief medical officer.

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With NIH Grant, Cedars-Sinai brings big data to neuro disease research

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:23 PM

Investigators at the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute have received a grant from the NIH to participate in a consortium taking the study of motor neuron disorders—such as Lou Gehrig's disease and spinal muscular atrophy—to a new, comprehensive perspective.

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National MS Society invests nearly $19 million in MS research

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:16 PM

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has committed nearly $19 million to support an expected 54 new MS research projects. These are part of a comprehensive research strategy aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost and ending the disease forever.

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Glialogix, National Multiple Sclerosis Society collaborate

Thursday, October 2, 2014 02:08 PM

Glialogix, a San Francisco Bay Area-based emerging biopharma company, has entered into a sponsored research agreement with Fast Forward, a nonprofit organization established by the New York-based National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society to accelerate the development of treatments for MS. Fast Forward will provide funding for preclinical studies of GLX1112, a first-in-class neuroprotective therapy designed to slow the accumulation of disability in progressive MS.

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CytRx receives multiple FDA Orphan Drug designations for Aldoxorubicin

Thursday, October 2, 2014 01:50 PM

CytRx, a biopharmaceutical R&D company specializing in oncology, has announced that the FDA has granted multiple Orphan Drug designations for the company's lead drug candidate, aldoxorubicin, in three indications: glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer. Aldoxorubicin is CytRx's modified version of the widely-used chemotherapeutic agent, doxorubicin.

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FDA awards grants to stimulate drug, device development for rare diseases

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:27 PM

The FDA has awarded 15 grants totaling more than $19 million to boost the development of medical device, drug and biological products for patients with rare diseases, with at least a quarter of the funding going to studies focused solely on pediatrics.

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Clinical Conductor CTMS, OpenClinica EDC partner

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 01:17 PM

Clinical Conductor CTMS, a Rochester, N.Y.-based provider of clinical trial management system, and OpenClinica, a Waltham, Mass.-based provider of global electronic data capture (EDC) software platforms, have partnered to deliver a seamless EDC-CTMS integration to drive productivity in clinical research.

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