Articles Published in 2012

AMRI closes Bothell site, integrates in vitro services with drug discovery

Monday, December 3, 2012 09:58 AM

As the next step in its Smartsourcing strategy, AMRI, a global contract research and manufacturing organization, has taken further actions to expand and better integrate its in vitro biology services with its total drug discovery service platform.

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Nobel Prize winner Bruce Beutler joins Sound Pharma

Monday, December 3, 2012 09:32 AM

Sound Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing drugs for hearing loss and brain injury, has appointed Bruce A. Beutler as a scientific advisor.

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The CenterWatch Monthly, December 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012 09:00 AM

Publicity, regulation tightening reins on use of KOLs

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BioCryst, Presidio mutually terminate merger

Friday, November 30, 2012 01:50 PM

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on infectious and inflammatory diseases, and privately held Presidio Pharmaceuticals, a San Francisco-based clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on small molecule antiviral therapeutics, have agreed to the mutual termination of their Merger Agreement and the related Investor Financing Agreement entered into on October 17, 2012.

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Boston Scientific enrolls first patient in coronary stent study featuring bioabsorbable polymer coating

Friday, November 30, 2012 12:13 PM

The first patient has been enrolled in Boston Scientific’s EVOLVE II clinical trial, designed to further assess the safety and effectiveness of the SYNERGY Stent System and support FDA and Japanese regulatory approvals for the treatment of atherosclerotic coronary lesions.  

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Ampio Pharmaceuticals names Disbrow as COO

Friday, November 30, 2012 11:45 AM

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, a Greenwood Village, Colo.-based biopharmaceutical company developing repurposed drugs and new molecular entities (NMEs) that treat inflammatory diseases, has appointed Josh Disbrow as chief operating officer.

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Common canine virus may lead to new vaccines for deadly human diseases

Friday, November 30, 2012 11:21 AM

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a virus commonly found in dogs may serve as the foundation for the next great breakthrough in human vaccine development.

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Selecta, Sanofi to develop antigen-specific immunotherapies for life-threatening allergies

Friday, November 30, 2012 10:55 AM

Selecta Biosciences, a Watertown, Mass.-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of synthetic vaccines and immunotherapies, has entered into a strategic global collaboration with global healthcare company Sanofi to discover highly targeted, antigen-specific immunotherapies for life-threatening allergies.

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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals closes first tranche in $67.5M financing

Friday, November 30, 2012 10:28 AM

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, a New Haven, Conn.-based biopharmaceutical company developing new antibiotics to treat serious and life-threatening infections, has closed the first tranche of a $67.5 million Series 2 preferred stock financing. A second tranche is anticipated to close around the end of 2012.

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Aptiv Solutions opens new office

Thursday, November 29, 2012 01:52 PM

Reston, Va.-based Aptiv Solutions, a biopharmaceutical and medical device development services company with a focus on adaptive clinical trial design, simulation and execution, opened a new office in Durham, N.C., combining offices with its subsidiary Trio Clinical Resourcing.

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DaVita combines its two research CRO units to create an end-to-end CRO focused on kidney, end-stage renal disease

New crop of clinical trial matching services use patient’s molecular, genomic data for better fit

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Growing adoption of feasibility review committees
Early reports cite fewer amendments, improved cycle time

AMCs vying to better compete for industry trials
Working to conquer study start-up delays, IRB review process

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Private equity driving dynamic CRO growth
Enables CROs to pursue long-term strategies, while giving the space credibility

Baby boomers poised to reshape clinical trials industry
Millions of tech-savvy consumers already track their health, expect new treatments as they age

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