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Changes needed for EDC to show true efficiency

Monday, October 2, 2017

Three quarters of clinical trial managers report challenges loading data into their EDC systems, which in turn increases the time it takes to build study databases and then delays trials.
Eighty-three percent of life sciences organizations release a clinical database after the first patient, first visit. It takes an average of 68 days to build and release a clinical study database, which contributes to an increase of nearly a month downstream in the completion of a trial.

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AstraZeneca, Merck to partner

Friday, July 28, 2017

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. have announced that they have entered a global strategic oncology collaboration to co-develop and co-commercialize AstraZeneca’s Lynparza (olaparib) for multiple cancer types. Lynparza is an innovative, first-in-class oral poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor currently approved for BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer in multiple lines of treatment.

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Vaxil BioTherapeutics appoints Dr. Terry Plasse chief medical officer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Vaxil Bio, an Israeli-Canadian biotech developing innovative immunotherapy treatments for cancer, announced the appointment of Dr. Terry Plasse as its chief medical officer, responsible for the company’s clinical program surrounding its drug candidate, ImMucin. Dr. Plasse brings 30 years of clinical development experience, including advancing products from IND through to commercially marketed treatments for several big-pharma companies.

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Adimab announces platform transfer with Lilly

Friday, July 21, 2017

Adimab, a global leader in the discovery and optimization of fully human monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, has entered into an agreement with Eli Lilly to transfer the Adimab Platform to Lilly for the discovery and optimization of antibody-based drugs in all therapeutic areas. This technology transfer expands an ongoing collaboration between the two companies that was initiated in 2010, which has yielded several undisclosed therapeutic candidates for Lilly.

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Alexion adds Orloff, Law and Franchini to leadership team

Monday, June 5, 2017

Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced key additions to its executive leadership team. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Ludwig Hantson will be: John Orloff, M.D., executive vice president, head of Research & Development; Anne-Marie Law, executive vice president, chief human resources officer; and Indrani Lall Franchini, J.D., executive vice president, chief compliance officer.

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Agilis Biotherapeutics expands Commercial, Medical Teams

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Agilis Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company advancing innovative gene therapy products for the treatment of rare genetic diseases that affect the central nervous system (CNS), has expanded its commercial and medical teams, hiring Markus Peters, Ph.D., as chief commercial officer; Kirsten Gruis, M.D., as chief medical officer; and Anne Marie Conway, M.H.A, R.N., as vice president, Clinical Operations.

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