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Streamlining clinical research templates to make trials faster, less expensive, more efficient

Monday, May 15, 2017

Since 2012, the nonprofit organization TransCelerate Biopharma has worked to develop a template protocol designed to cut costs and shorten timelines for industry-sponsored trials. Separately, the FDA and NIH have also spearheaded an effort to provide a template for all government-funded trials. Several years ago, the two groups began working together, and have now announced that their respective templates have been aligned to further streamline product development in the clinical research industry as a whole.

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NIH funds additional medical centers for precision medicine research program

Monday, October 17, 2016

The NIH has announced awards to add four regional medical center groups to the national network of healthcare provider organizations (HPOs) that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program. Combined, the new HPOs will receive initial funds of $5.5 million to begin recruitment and build infrastructure. As efforts advance, the centers may receive first-year funds up to a total of $16 million. The four HPOs join awardees announced earlier this year, to enroll interested individuals, gather participants’ health information and biospecimens and provide input on developing plans for the program.

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Veristat adds Mark Chang as SVP of Strategic Statistical Consulting

Friday, June 17, 2016

Veristat, a full service CRO, has strengthened its statistical consulting and adaptive design expertise with the appointment of Mark Chang, Ph.D., to the newly created position of senior vice president of Strategic Statistical Consulting. Dr. Chang will help clients evaluate and implement strategic, operational and technical efficiencies to advance products through the clinical trial and regulatory submission process.

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BMC selects PFS Clinical for trial coverage analysis

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PFS Clinical, a Middleton, Wis.-based provider of turnkey administration solutions that address the key pain points of establishing and running a clinical trial office, has been engaged by the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Clinical Trial Office to provide Medicare Coverage Analysis (CA) of its research trials. PFS Clinical also is helping streamline the transfer of trial information into BMC’s recently deployed clinical trial management system (CTMS) and will provide employee training through its CA workshops.

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