Articles Published in 2012

NanoString touts positive results from study of PAM50-based breast cancer assay

Friday, December 7, 2012 03:01 PM

NanoString Technologies, a Seattle, Wash.-based privately held provider of life science tools for translational research and developer of molecular diagnostic products, released positive results from the second clinical validation study of its in vitro diagnostic breast cancer assay based on the PAM50 gene expression signature.

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FDA grants Biodel orphan drug designation for rare insulin disease

Friday, December 7, 2012 02:34 PM

The FDA has given special designation to glucagon, developed by specialty pharmaceutical company Biodel,for patients with congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), or abnormally low blood sugar—a rare disorder that affects children.

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UT MD Anderson, GSK collaborate on new approach to cancer immune therapy

Friday, December 7, 2012 02:06 PM

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have signed a research collaboration and license agreement to develop new therapeutic antibodies that promote an immune system attack against cancer.

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Former Merck Serono headquarters in Geneva could host a new Wyss Institute

Friday, December 7, 2012 01:43 PM

A dedicated consortium comprised of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Dr. Hansjörg Wyss and the Bertarelli family has developed a project to convert part of the former Merck Serono site in Geneva, Switzerland, into a multi-development facility.

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ACM Global relocates to expanded lab facilities in Europe

Friday, December 7, 2012 12:19 PM

The central laboratory of ACM Global, a clinical trials testing service, has been relocated its laboratory facilities in York, England.

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Cenduit launches new study supply simulation and forecasting service

Friday, December 7, 2012 11:41 AM

Cenduit, a provider of interactive response technology (IRT)-driven services for clinical trials, has introduced a new study simulation and forecasting service that will enable clinical trial sites to better plan and control supplies for their patients. When integrated with Cenduit’s interactive response technology (IRT) services, the new service will give sponsors complete confidence in their clinical supply chain.

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MRC Tech, SIBCB collaborate on drug discovery

Friday, December 7, 2012 11:14 AM

MRC Technology, a technology transfer charity and company, has entered into a strategic drug discovery collaboration with the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (SIBCB), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).

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Prize4Life launches PRO-ACT, largest ALS trials database ever created

Friday, December 7, 2012 10:42 AM

Prize4Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), launched the PRO-ACT (Pooled Resource Open-Access ALS Clinical Trials) database, the largest ALS clinical trial database ever created.

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CoreLab enters early Alzheimer's imaging market space

Friday, December 7, 2012 10:19 AM

CoreLab Partners, an independent core lab providing centralized cardiac safety services and medical imaging assessment, has launched new imaging capabilities targeted at the utilization of independent central image review in the detection of early Alzheimer’s disease.

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PharmaVigilant releases I-Accountability to enhance traceability of drug inventory

Friday, December 7, 2012 02:33 AM

PharmaVigilant, a software developer based in Westborough, Mass., has released I-Accountability, a drug accountability system that efficiently tracks and controls drug inventory and randomization.

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America chooses WCG as its exclusive IRB, sheds five local hospital IRBs

Five southern research groups form public-private network to help save time, money for clients with early-stage biologics

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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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