Articles Published in 2009

Averion Plans to Go Private

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 04:37 PM

Averion, a contract research organization (CRO) specializing in oncology, cardiovascular diseases and medical devices, has filed a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as it plans to go from a publicly traded company to one that is private.

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BioClinica Acquires CardioNow

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 06:21 AM

Newtown, Pa.-based contract research organization (CRO) BioClinica is continuing its efforts toward becoming a clinical trial technology “super brand” with its recent acquisition of the CardioNow unit of Agfa Healthcare.

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Covance Expands Sleep Study Expertise

Friday, September 4, 2009 11:14 AM

Covance is expanding its capacity to support specialized sleep studies through a collaboration with Sleep Medicine Associates

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MDS Dumps Plan to Focus on Early-Stage, Looks to Sell Pharma Services

Thursday, September 3, 2009 05:24 AM

So much for MDS’ plans to focus its Pharma Services unit on early-stage drug development.

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CT Approvals Down, Global Participation Up in Russia Q2

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 07:19 AM

According to an Orange Paper released by Russia-based CRO, Synergy Research Group, Russia’s health agency, the Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare and Social Development (RosZdraNadzor, RZN) approved only 129 new clinical trials, including local and bioequivalence studies, during Q2 2009, representing a 17% decrease from Q2 last year. The percentage of approved multinational clinical trials increased slightly, however, to 65% of the total during this time period.

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CenterWatch Monthly September 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 07:28 AM

CenterWatch, Thought Leaders Mark 15 Years of Industry Growth

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Synexus Acquires Three Sites in Poland

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:23 AM

Manchester, England-based Synexus plans to double its operations in Poland through the acquisition of three clinical trial sites.

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LabConnect Hires Former Quintiles Exec to be COO

Friday, August 28, 2009 07:32 AM

LabConnect, a provider of central laboratory services to the clinical trial industry, appointed former Quintiles executive Frank Morrow, Ph.D., as its chief operating officer.

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FDA Launching New Rules to Expand Access to Investigational Drugs

Thursday, August 27, 2009 09:16 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published two new rules to help seriously ill people gain access to investigational drugs when they are not eligible for clinical trials and have exhausted other treatment options.

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Colorado Prevention Center Offers Clinical Trial Basics Course

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 05:19 AM

Colorado Prevention Center (CPC), a non-profit academic research center in Denver, has launched an online course for business operations people working in the clinical trial industry to help familiarize them with the workings of the industry.

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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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Job satisfaction mixed as workload increases
Salaries not keeping pace with rise in work, responsibilities

Gamification moving from early science to patient use
Pharma looking to use games for early diagnosis, recruitment, adherence

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PSI, INC Research, Chiltern best with sites
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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