Articles Published in 2009

Quintiles, Cerner Join to Improve Late Phase Research Efficiency

Friday, October 16, 2009 08:11 AM

Quintiles, the market-leading contract research organization (CRO) and Cerner, a global supplier of healthcare solutions and electronic health record (EHR) technology, signed an agreement that will provide biopharmaceutical sponsors with research and technology services for improving post-marketing research. 

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Charles River's Shanghai Facility Receives Accreditation

Thursday, October 15, 2009 07:44 AM

Preclinical CRO Charles River Laboratories’ Shanghai facility received accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and the Shanghai Laboratory Animal Commission (SLAC).

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Sage Bionetworks Receives Quintiles Donation

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 07:41 AM

Sage Bionetworks, a not-for-profit organization established to develop an open-access genomic platform for use in drug discovery, has received a major donation from Quintiles, a contract research organization (CRO).

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Phase Forward, Gedeon Richter in Multi-year Deal

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 06:42 AM

Phase Forward, a provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, signed a multi-year agreement with Gedeon Richter, one of Central-Eastern Europe’s leading pharmaceutical companies with more than 10,000 employees worldwide.

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Sarah Cannon Research Institute Adds Cardiovascular Site in Georgia

Monday, October 12, 2009 08:01 AM

Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) has signed an agreement with Redmond Regional Medical Center and The Harbin Clinic, a multi-specialty physician practice in Rome, Ga., to be a cardiovascular clinical research site in its network.

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StudyManager Expands into China

Friday, October 9, 2009 07:38 AM

StudyManager, a developer of integrated clinical trial management software (CTMS) and electronic data capture (EDC) solutions, recently expanded operations into China, resulting in sales of its sponsor edition product to two separate Chinese CROs.

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UBC Gets Big Boost with $125 Million Growth Equity Investment

Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:52 PM

Maryland-based contract research organization (CRO) United BioSource Corporation (UBC) received a $125-million growth equity from Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based private equity firm, to support the company’s evidence-based acquisition and service offering expansion strategy. 

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Brazil Certifies MDS Pharma Services Early Clinical Facilities

Thursday, October 8, 2009 08:46 AM

MDS Pharma Services’ early clinical research and clinical pharmacology operations in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and its clinical pharmacology and bioanalytical services operation in Lincoln, Nebraska, have been certified by Brazil’s regulatory agency, Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria (ANVISA).

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Quintiles Launches New Web Site

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 07:49 AM

Quintiles launched a new web site,, for those who have little or no understanding of clinical research.

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AAHRPP Revises Standards

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 08:16 AM

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) issued the final version of the first major revision of its standards in its eight-year history.

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Enables CROs to pursue long-term strategies, while giving the space credibility

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