Articles Published in 2008

CenterWatch Wins Gold for Best Healthcare Content

Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:00 AM

CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, announced today that it is the three-time recipient of the Gold eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Health/Healthcare Content in the Other Healthcare Sites category presented by Strategic Health Care Communications. The award, given at the 12th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference in Orlando, Fla., marks the fourth consecutive year CenterWatch has been honored winning platinum in 2005.

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DIA Opens Beijing Office

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:13 AM

The Drug Information Association (DIA) has expanded its worldwide operations by opening an office in Beijing, China. Headquartered in Horsham, Pa., DIA has regional offices in Switzerland, Japan, and now China.

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Averion Revenues Double Following Hesperion Acquisition

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:22 PM

Averion, a contract research organization (CRO) specializing in oncology, reported its third quarter revenues more than doubled following its acquisition of Swiss CRO Hesperion.

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Mayo Clinic Closes Clinical Trial Services Unit

Monday, November 17, 2008 09:00 AM

Faced with an increasingly competitive market and possible financial losses in the future, Mayo Clinic is shutting down its 17-year-old Mayo Clinical Trial Services (MCTS) Unit.

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Etrials Appoints Permanent CEO

Friday, November 14, 2008 09:00 AM

Just a day after releasing disappointing third quarter results, Morrisville, N.C.-based eClinical company etrials named a new president and CEO, M. Denis Connaghan, replacing interim president and CEO Chuck Piccirillo. Piccirillo, who will resume his position as vice president of technology, has served as interim CEO since the resignation of Eugene “Chip” Jennings in July. Connaghan was formerly managing director within Marsh USA’s Global Operations.

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WuXi Revenues Up 98%, Still Fall Short

Thursday, November 13, 2008 10:14 AM

WuXi Pharmatech released final third quarter earnings that reflected 98% revenue growth year-over-year but fell short of the company’s projected Q3 earnings.

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etrials Reports $6.1M Loss

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:10 AM

Morrisville, N.C.-based eClinical company etrials reported another quarter of loss, with net losses for the third quarter at $6.1 million, compared with $1.3 million for the same period last year and $2.2 million in net losses for the second quarter of 2008.

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Synexus Finds Unexpected Success in South Africa

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 09:00 AM

Two years after expanding its clinical trial management services to South Africa, site management organization (SMO) Synexus Clinical Research is doubling its late stage clinical trial capacity within the country.

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GSK Commits in Big Way to R&D in China

Monday, November 10, 2008 08:08 AM

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has made a big investment in China, betting that the future of drug development will be led by that country.

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Bio-Imaging Q3 Revenues Increase 58%

Friday, November 7, 2008 10:00 AM

Bio-Imaging Technologies saw a big jump in its third quarter revenues thanks to the March 2008 acquisition of eClinical company Phoenix Data Systems (PDS).

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DaVita combines its two research CRO units to create an end-to-end CRO focused on kidney, end-stage renal disease

New crop of clinical trial matching services use patient’s molecular, genomic data for better fit

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Growing adoption of feasibility review committees
Early reports cite fewer amendments, improved cycle time

AMCs vying to better compete for industry trials
Working to conquer study start-up delays, IRB review process

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Private equity driving dynamic CRO growth
Enables CROs to pursue long-term strategies, while giving the space credibility

Baby boomers poised to reshape clinical trials industry
Millions of tech-savvy consumers already track their health, expect new treatments as they age

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