PRA Health Sciences

WCG’s MedAvante-ProPhase expands executives

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced that industry experts Steven Herne and Michael Cioffi have joined the leadership of MedAvanteProPhase, the Group’s electronic clinical outcomes assessment (eCOA) arm. Herne and Cioffi are tasked with expanding MedAvante-ProPhase’s already formidable portfolio of services and technologies, which improve the quality of clinical trial data collection and analysis in the fields of CNS and mental health.

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PRA Health Sciences to acquire Symphony Health Solutions

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PRA Health Sciences, a CRO, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Symphony Health Solutions, a privately held best-in-class provider of data, analytics and consulting solutions to the life sciences market. The acquisition reflects PRA’s commitment to a more agile, flexible and adaptive future of clinical development in which technology allows research to integrate seamlessly into patients’ daily lives. It also supports PRA’s commitment to provide deep, data-driven insights to optimize global clinical studies and drug commercialization from concept to compound to cure.

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Steve Powell named SynteractHCR CEO

Monday, July 17, 2017

SynteractHCR announced that Steve Powell has been appointed chief executive officer. Powell succeeds Wendel Barr, who departs SynteractHCR after six years as CEO. A portfolio company of Amulet Capital Partners, LP, SynteractHCR is a leading, international CRO focused on phase I-IV clinical trials for innovative biopharma clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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Takeda announces Takeda-PRA Development Center KK

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Takeda Pharmaceutical has entered into an agreement for absorption-type company split with its wholly-owned subsidiary which was established in March 2017 (NewCo) and intends to enter into another agreement for joint venture with Pharm Research Associates (PRA(UK)), a subsidiary of PRA Health Sciences, aiming for transferring a part of Takeda Development Center Japan (TDC Japan) businesses to PRA. Takeda and PRA announced the expansion of their partnership to Japan on February 15, 2017.

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PSI, INC, Chiltern take top site ratings

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Investigators report their working relationships with CROs have become more effective during the past two years, according to a new CenterWatch survey, and nearly half said overall CRO performance, for the first time, matches that of sponsor companies.

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Clinerion enters an improved clinical trials market in Brazil

Monday, January 16, 2017

In mid-December, Clinerion, a patient recruitment company, made its entrance into the clinical trials market in Brazil. With a state-of-the-art patient recruitment system (PRS) that has a track record of rapid identification of eligible patients in other markets, Clinerion is poised to make a significant difference in Brazil.

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