Articles Published in 2009

ISI Acquires Apyx to Bolster Services

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 08:18 AM

Whippany, N.J.-based ISI, a provider of software and services for the life sciences industry, has acquired Apyx in an effort to boost ISI’s services business.

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Encorium's Q3 Revenue Falls 18%

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:27 AM

Encorium Group, a CRO, reported third quarter revenue decreased 18% to $4.5 million but its loss from continuing operations narrowed to $643,389 or $(0.04) per diluted share for the third quarter of 2009, from a net loss of $2.4 million, or $(0.12) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008.

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Datatrak Q3 Sales Drop by a Third, Loss Narrows

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 07:30 AM

Datatrak International, a technology and services company focused on eClinical solutions, reported third quarter revenues fell 34% to $1.55 million compared with the prior year quarter but its net loss narrowed.

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Medidata Solutions Q3 Profits, Revenues Jump

Monday, November 16, 2009 06:55 AM

New York-based Medidata Solutions, a provider of hosted clinical development solutions, reported third quarter profits soared on revenues that jumped 27% compared with the year ago quarter.

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Parexel Launches Expert Office

Friday, November 13, 2009 07:50 AM

Parexel has established The Expert Office, which provides a single point of contact for clients to more quickly access the company’s worldwide clinical research expertise.

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ICON Extends Lilly Strategic Agreement to Japan

Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:45 AM

ICON has signed an extension to its strategic agreement with Eli Lilly and Company to manage the company’s clinical data management outside the U.S. This extension means that ICON will now also manage Lilly’s needs in Japan in addition to those in Europe, Canada, Latin America, Australia and Asia, which was originally agreed to in November 2008.

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Premier Research Expands in Eastern Europe

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 06:56 AM

Premier Research Group, an international pharmaceutical and medical device services company, is expanding its functional sourcing resources to Eastern Europe.

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China Drug Agency Details Process Changes at ChinaTrials 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 06:26 AM

At the ChinaTrials 2009 conference in Beijing Monday, Dr. Yi Feng, director of Review Management, Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) in China, laid out plans to implement a new GRP process. GRP is an acronym representing three “R” practices: Good Review Practice, Good Regulatory Practice and Good Registration Practice. It is expected that implementing GRP will greatly contribute to shortening drug review timelines in China. 

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Novotech to Operate in Four More Asian Countries

Monday, November 9, 2009 06:51 AM

Continuing with its Asian growth plans, Australia-based contract research organization (CRO) Novotech is expanding its operations to include four more Asian countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines. 

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Metroplex Clinical Research Center, Rheumatology Associates Open New Site

Friday, November 6, 2009 07:29 AM

Dallas-based Metroplex Clinical Research Center (MCRC) and Rheumatology Associates have opened their new 22,500-square-foot complex featuring rheumatology services and phase I-IV research services under one roof.

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