Articles Published in 2009

United BioSource Continues to Grow with Purchase of Gigamoto Technology

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 06:28 AM

United BioSource Corporation (UBC) completed its second acquisition in two weeks with the purchase of Gigamoto Technology Partners, a Pennsylvania-based software company specializing in drug safety and risk management, for an undisclosed sum.

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Synergy Research Group Expands Operations to U.S.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 08:05 AM

Russian CRO Synergy Research Group (SynRG) relocated its business development operations to a new office in the United States in an effort to attract U.S. drug development sponsors.  

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United BioSource Acquires Cognitive Testing Company CDR

Monday, September 21, 2009 06:49 AM

Bethesda, Md.-based contract research organization (CRO) United BioSource Corporation (UBC) acquired computerized cognitive testing services company Cognitive Drug Research (CDR) for an undisclosed sum.  With the addition of CDR’s cognitive testing services, UBC plans to create an integrated solution to reliably assess cognitive function—a service that UBC said is needed in the clinical trial industry.

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ICON, QPS Receive Industry Accreditations

Friday, September 18, 2009 07:14 AM

Dublin, Ireland-based contract research organization (CRO) ICON received industry accreditations for three of its laboratories in the UK and Singapore, and Newark, Del.-based QPS received a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certificate for its Taiwan operations.

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BioClinica Buys Tourtellotte Solutions for $2.1M

Thursday, September 17, 2009 06:30 AM

BioClinica’s September buying spree continued this week with the announcement that the Newtown, Pa.-based contract research organization (CRO) had purchased technology company Tourtellotte Solutions for $2.1 million in cash, plus additional payments in the form of up to $3.2 million in cash and 350,000 shares of BioClinica common stock if certain milestones are met.

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SIRO ClinPharm Opens Office in Czech Republic

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 08:01 AM

SIRO ClinPharm opened its first office in the Czech Republic to further strengthen the company’s European operations.

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ResearchPoint Launches Clinical Trial Staffing Business

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 07:12 AM

Following years of providing contract monitors to clients when needed, contract research organization (CRO) ResearchPoint is making its temporary clinical trial staffing business official through the creation of a spin-off company, ResourcingPoint.

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AAHC Report: Clinical Trials Offices Need Models, Standardization

Monday, September 14, 2009 06:45 AM

Clinical trials offices (CTOs) have sprung up in academic health centers across the country, but the roles these offices serve vary widely from center to center, according to a new report.

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MDS Pharma Revenues Continue to Fall, Hunt for Buyer Continues

Friday, September 11, 2009 06:42 AM

Revenues continue to fall at MDS Pharma, the contract research arm of Toronto-based MDS. Third-quarter 2009 net revenues fell 28% from the same period last year, dropping to $49 million from $68 million. The year-over-year decline was a result of decreased demand for phase I and bioanalytical services, the company said.

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DIA Appoints New Worldwide Executive Director

Thursday, September 10, 2009 06:27 AM

The Drug Information Association (DIA) appointed Paul Pomerantz as its new worldwide executive director, replacing William Brassington who has served as acting executive director since July 2008.

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