Articles Published in 2008

Trial Results: Immunology/Infectious Disease

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:02 AM

Crucell and Sanofi Pasteur reported positive preliminary results from a phase II trial of CL-184, a vaccine for the treatment of rabies. This randomized, single-blind, controlled study enrolled 140 healthy subjects in the United States. The subjects received CL-184, a currently marketed human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) or placebo plus rabies vaccine.

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ethica expands IRB services to Latin America

Monday, October 6, 2008 11:00 AM

ethica Clinical Research, a Montreal, Canada-based contract research organization (CRO), has partnered with Argentina-based Blanchard y Asociados to provide ethics review services for clinical trials in Latin America.

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CenterWatch Monthly October 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008 02:44 PM

Trio of Companies in Strategic Outsourcing Partnerships with Lilly

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Former etrials COO Named PDS President

Thursday, October 2, 2008 12:08 PM

Former etrials chief operating officer Peter S. Benton is the newly named president of Phoenix Data Systems (PDS), the eClinical division of Newtown, Pa.-based CRO Bio-Imaging Technologies. Benton, whose position at etrials was eliminated in April, will succeed Dr. William Claypool, who is leaving PDS to start a pharmaceutical development consulting company. Bio-Imaging acquired PDS earlier this year.

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Trial Results: Oncology

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 07:55 AM

PharmaMar reported positive results from a phase III trial of Yondelis for the treatment of ovarian cancer. This randomized study enrolled 627 women with ovarian cancer who had relapsed after receiving standard first-line chemotherapy, across several international sites.

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AAHRPP Accredits First Independent Investigative Site

Monday, September 29, 2008 01:00 PM

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has accredited HOPE Research Institute of Arizona as the first-ever independent investigative research facility to attain AAHRPP’s approval.

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CenterWatch Commentary: More Bad News for Encorium

Friday, September 26, 2008 01:25 PM

If this week’s news is any indication, Encorium’s summer of ups and downs will continue into fall.

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Guest Commentary: Clinical Trial Grant Writing

Thursday, September 25, 2008 03:56 PM

Grant writing is a fundamental skill for every clinical researcher who seeks funding to conduct trials and advance medical care. Most grant reviewers have a limited amount of time to sift through a large number of proposals, so grants that are poorly written, disorganized or missing important information are likely to garner only a brief glance before being passed over. One way to guarantee your grant stands out compared to the rest is to make sure the statistical component of your study is well designed, complete, and clearly stated.

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WCCT Names Vice President of Clinical Operations

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 04:29 PM

West Coast Clinical Trials (WCCT) appointed J. Jon Rojas vice president, clinical operations, for the Cypress, Calif.-based early stage CRO. Rojas will provide management oversight and strategic direction of the phase I business unit. Prior to joining WCCT, Rojas served as senior vice president of clinical services and support at OmniComm.

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Quintiles’ Singapore Operations to Double in 2009

Monday, September 22, 2008 02:00 PM

Contract-research organization (CRO) Quintiles is doubling the size of its Singapore operations, an expansion that will produce Asia-Pacific’s largest clinical development organization, according to the company.

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inVentiv Health aims to help sponsors prepare for new E.U. regulations on observational studies

ACRP partners with CRO Analytics to measure investigative sites' views of clinical trial quality

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Pharma looking to use games for early diagnosis, recruitment, adherence

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Strategic outsourcing prioritizing, improving site relationships

Regulatory compliance an increasing burden on sites
Increased staff time, materials, storage eroding site operating profit

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