Articles Published in 2010

Phlexglobal Expands into the U.S.

Friday, June 18, 2010 09:16 AM

Phlexglobal, a U.K.-based CRO that specializes in software and services that help drug sponsors manage clinical trial documents, has opened an office in Carlsbad, Calif., as the company looks to expand its business operations into the United States.

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Merck Launches Oncology Network, Reduces Sites

Thursday, June 17, 2010 09:14 AM

In an effort to streamline its cancer research, Merck has launched the Merck Oncology Collaborative Trials Network, a collection of key oncology-focused investigative sites around the world with which Merck will work exclusively on promising compounds during early phases.

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Medical Research Funding at Baylor Still Strong

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 09:30 AM

The Baylor Institute of Immunology Research (BIIR), a component of Baylor Research Institute, received grants totaling nearly $35 million in 2009, despite an economy that's seen a marked decrease in charitable giving and government grants.

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Combined Industry Trial Data on Alzheimer's Disease Made Widely Available to Researchers

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 08:41 AM

A new database of more than 4,000 Alzheimer's disease patients who have participated in 11 industry-sponsored clinical trials was released by the Coalition Against Major Diseases.

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Quintiles Adds Suite of PI3K Biomarker Assays

Monday, June 14, 2010 09:38 AM

Quintiles has expanded its offerings to include a comprehensive suite of biomarker assays to help biopharmaceutical companies investigate the phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) cancer survival pathway, the focus of numerous anti-cancer therapies under development.

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Clearstone Central Laboratories Winds Down Cardiac Services Business

Friday, June 11, 2010 09:00 AM

Clearstone Central Laboratories, a provider of central laboratory services for clinical trials, intends to sell or wind down over time its centralized cardiac services business in order to focus on its core laboratory business.

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Site-less, PI-less Trials?

Thursday, June 10, 2010 08:58 AM

Quincy Bioscience just may be on to something. The Madison, Wis.-based maker of the jellyfish-based supplement Prevagen has just launched a portal that allows most interactions with its study subjects to take place exclusively online.

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Clinical Research Atlanta Site Adds Phase I/IIa Unit

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 08:55 AM

Clinical Research Atlanta is expanding into phase I and IIa work. The 17-year-old, multi-specialty site just added a 3,500-square-foot building, making it the only Atlanta-area site conducting phase I/IIa work outside of the areas of oncology and psychiatry, and also outside of a hospital or university setting.

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eResearchTechnology Completes CareFusion Acquisition

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 08:42 AM

eResearchTechnology (ERT), a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, announced the successful closing of the acquisition of the research services division of CareFusion Corporation (CRS).

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University of North Carolina, Olympus Open Advanced Imaging Center

Monday, June 7, 2010 09:30 AM

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has opened a new facility designed to be one of the world’s most sophisticated research centers devoted to life science imaging. The UNC-Olympus Research Imaging Center provides researchers with advanced equipment, software, consultation and expertise and is designed to stimulate collaboration among top life science research faculty members. It will be available to guest researchers as well.

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

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