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Articles Published in 2007

ClinPhone Inks Deal with Japanese Pharma

Friday, September 14, 2007 11:59 AM

eClinical technology company ClinPhone has secured a contract with Bayer Yakuhin, the Japanese affiliate of Bayer. ClinPhone has been named the company’s preferred supplier of randomization and trial supply management services, specifically using ClinPhone’s Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) for a phase III trial in Japan. ClinPhone opened its Asia Pacific offices in Melbourne Australia in late 2006 and credits the move for helping land this new contract.

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Top Stories for the Week of Sept. 10th 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007 08:19 AM

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Quintiles Launches Patient Website iGuard for Drug Safety Service

Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:02 AM

In an unusual move for a contract research organization (CRO), Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Quintiles has created a new service specifically for consumers of prescription drugs. The free service is called iGuard, a drug risk monitoring and personalized safety alert online site, and it’s a significant step toward patient-directed research.

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Medidata Inks Multiple Contracts in August

Monday, September 10, 2007 12:39 PM

New York, N.Y.-based eClinical company Medidata Solutions inked a multi-year contract with Copenhagen-based pharmaceutical firm H. Lundbeck to manage more than 10 psychiatric phase II through IV trials. The studies will use Medidata Rave 5.6, set to launch this month. H. Lundbeck stated it chose Medidata’s electronic data capture (EDC) system based on feedback from clinical research associates and site managers.

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Heart Drug Combo Reduces "Flushing"

Friday, September 7, 2007 11:56 AM

Merck reported positive results from a phase III trial of Cordaptive for the treatment of dyslipidemia. Cordaptive was shown to lower LDL --or bad -- cholesterol and raise HDL -- or good -- cholesterol, while lowering some of the side effects of such drugs.

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Top Stories for the Week of Sept. 4th 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007 11:07 AM

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Recent Industry Personnel News

Thursday, September 6, 2007 08:24 AM
  • Clinsys Clinical Research appointed Hartmut Schmied, M.D., to vice president, European Operations. He will be based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Prior to Clinsys, Schmied was Medifacts International’s executive director of European Operations and global head of clinical research. He also served in clinical development positions at Bayer AG.

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First Parkinson's Disease Therapy Conference Planned

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 11:37 AM

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and The New York Academy of Sciences will co-host the inaugural PD Therapeutics Conference on Thursday, October 25, in New York City. This meeting is the first and only major scientific symposium exclusively focused on the development of innovative drugs to target Parkinson’s disease.

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Cardium's Heart Drug Shows Mixed Results

Monday, September 3, 2007 03:54 PM

Cardium reported mixed results from two phase IIb/III trials of Generx (alferminogene tadenovec, Ad5FGF-4) for the treatment of chronic angina. These randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials were dubbed AGENT (Angiogenic GENe Therapy -3 and -4 and enrolled a total of 532 subjects in the US and Europe.  Subjects received a low dose or high dose of Generx, administered via intracoronary infusion or placebo for 12 weeks. The primary endpoint was the change from baseline in exercise treadmill time (ETT) at 12 weeks and at secondary time points of 4 weeks and 6 months. Secondary endpoints included time to 1 mm ST-segment depression, time to onset of angina and change in Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) class. Pooled data showed no significant difference in the active groups versus placebo in the primary endpoint.

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Top Stories for the Week of August 27th 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007 07:52 AM

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