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2013

ACRP and CenterWatch Form Strategic Collaboration to Benefit Clinical Research

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) has established an official collaboration with CenterWatch, the leading source of clinical trials information for both clinical research professionals and patients. The collaboration aims to provide the robust offerings developed by CenterWatch to ACRP members starting in early 2014 and establishes a relationship with the two organizations to begin a series of cooperative projects that will benefit the clinical research enterprise.
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Government shutdown not affecting CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service

As the government shutdown continues, its effects on federal agencies involved in the oversight and administration of the clinical research industry will worsen. Thousands of employees at the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the industry, and the National Institutes of Health, which conducts clinical trials and updates ClinicalTrials.gov—the government web site providing access to publicly and privately sponsored clinical trials—are furloughed at this time.
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CenterWatch Revamps the Clinical Trials Listing Service for Patients

CenterWatch, a leading publisher of clinical trials information for patients and professionals, announced today that it has launched a revamped version of its award-winning Clinical Trials Listing Service™ (CTLS) to better serve the public and patient communities.
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Study Scavenger and CenterWatch Partner to Improve Patient Recruitment, Enrollment and Mobile Access to Clinical Trials with New Study Scavenger Smartphone App

Study Scavenger, the first bilingual smartphone app to allow subjects to search for clinical research studies that meet their health, travel and financial needs, and CenterWatch, a leading provider of clinical research business information and online publisher of active clinical trial listings for patients and the public, are partnering to provide sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), research centers and patients a mobile solution to their clinical trial needs.
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Investigative Sites Rate INC Research, PPD, inVentiv Top CROs in New CenterWatch Study

More than 2,000 global investigative sites rate the best Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to work for in a new study conducted by CenterWatch, a leading provider of global clinical trials information. Detailed results of the study were released today in the May issue of The CenterWatch Monthly.
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CenterWatch Commemorative April Issue Profiles 20 Innovators Transforming the Clinical Trials Industry

CenterWatch, a leading provider of global clinical trials information, is marking the 20th anniversary of its flagship publication The CenterWatch Monthly with a special commemorative issue "20 Innovators Changing the Face of the Clinical Trials Industry." This issue focuses on 20 innovators disrupting and transforming the drug development paradigm.
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ePharmaSolutions and CenterWatch Partner to Improve Patient Eligibility and Access to Clinical Trials

ePharmaSolutions, a leading clinical services and eClinical solutions provider, and CenterWatch, a top provider of clinical research business information and the leading online publisher of active clinical trial listings for patients and the public, are partnering to provide sponsors and patients with a novel solution that will increase the opportunities for patients to find trials for which they may qualify.
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Biogen Idec, Forest and Bayer Among Top Sponsors Rated by Investigative Sites in New CenterWatch Survey

More than 2,000 global investigative sites rate the best biopharmaceutical companies to work for in a new survey conducted by CenterWatch, a leading provider of global clinical trials information. The survey results were released today in the March issue of The CenterWatch Monthly newsletter.
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2012

New CenterWatch study finds major differences in performance and outlook between investigative sites by size, age and setting

Results of the 2012 CenterWatch Study of Global Investigative Sites released in today's CenterWatch Monthly reveal wide differences in profits, growth and economic optimism between the largest and smallest sites, the youngest and oldest sites, and for-profit versus not-for-profit sites.
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CenterWatch launches online data library of the clinical research industry

CenterWatch, a leading provider of business information and market intelligence on the clinical research industry, announced today the release of its new online Data Library.

The online resource features hundreds of compelling charts and tables and is organized into seven chapters covering all aspects of the clinical research enterprise.
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New CenterWatch study shows investigative sites see revenue, clinical trial volume growth amid signs of recovery

Investigative sites worldwide see encouraging signs of financial recovery, according to a new 2012 CenterWatch study benchmarking global investigative site workload, staffing and financial performance. Results of the study, published in the April issue of The CenterWatch Monthly, reveal sites are rebounding, with growth in both headcount and revenue during the past year.
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CenterWatch analysis shows global investigative site landscape shrinking, losing veteran PIs

The proportion of most active FDA-regulated principal investigators (PIs)"those who conduct at least two clinical studies each year" has declined from 29% to less than 23% during the past five years, while the average number of new studies begun by the 60 highest volume sites in the U.S. and Canada fell by 85%. The new CenterWatch study also shows that investigators based in Europe have the highest drop-out rates.
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2011

CenterWatch, Plutus Capital launch Clinical Trials Quarterly

CenterWatch and Plutus Capital Partners today announce the launch of Clinical Trials Quarterly, a co-branded newsletter for the contract research organization (CRO) industry that expands CenterWatch™s reach to financial clients in Asia and Europe.
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CenterWatch publishes new, expanded guides for CRAs and CRCs

CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry, announced today the release of newly revised and expanded editions of two of its top-selling training resources—The CRA’s Guide to Monitoring Clinical Trials, 3rd Edition, and The CRC&rsquos Guide to Coordinating Clinical Trials, 2nd Edition.
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CenterWatch publishes complete guide to global biopharmaceutical regulations

Regulatory and clinical professionals, professors and students now have a comprehensive guide to the complexities of drug approval and regulation around the world, with the first edition release of CenterWatch’s Global Regulatory Systems: A Strategic Primer for Biopharmaceutical Product Development and Registration.
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Novo Nordisk, Roche, Amgen Score Top Marks in 2011 CenterWatch Global Site Survey

A new CenterWatch survey released today shows drug sponsors have continued to improve their relationships with investigative sites by focusing on strategies to improve site quality and performance.
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PPD, Kendle and ICON top CenterWatch™s 2011 global CRO report card

A new CenterWatch survey released today shows contract research organizations (CROs) have continued to improve their relationships with investigative sites for the third straight year, focusing on improving project management and training their field monitors.
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CenterWatch launches virtual news hub for clinical research professionals.

CenterWatch, a leading publisher of clinical trials information, announced today that it has launched its next generation virtual news site, CenterWatch News Online.
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CenterWatch expands its www.centerwatch.com service to assist patients and health care professionals in finding clinical trials

CenterWatch—a leading publisher of clinical trials information"announced that it has more than quadrupled the size of its Clinical Trials Listing Service™ (CTLS).
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New CenterWatch Report Finds U.S. Investigative Site Market Ripe for Consolidation Driven by European SMOs

CenterWatch today reports that the fragmented U.S. investigative site market is poised for acquisitions that may be driven by the most unlikely of sources: large European site management organizations (SMOs).
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2010

CenterWatch Launches Service Linking Global Investigators with Clinical Research Sponsors

CenterWatch today announced a new service designed to assist biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) in identifying and engaging investigative sites worldwide to conduct phase I through IV clinical trials.
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CenterWatch Acquired by Founder Ken Getz

Ken Getz, the founder of CenterWatch—an industry-leading clinical trials information services company—along with private equity investors has purchased the company from Jobson Medical Information.  The acquisition was completed in April.
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CenterWatch Unveils a Sleek New Look for Its Leading Clinical Research Educational Journal

CenterWatch today announced the unveiling of its newly redesigned, bi-monthly journal, Research Practitioner, a career advancement staple for clinical research professionals for more than 10 years. The publication, which has undergone an extensive cover-to-cover transformation, is set to debut with the release of the March/April issue on Mar. 31.
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CenterWatch to Address Importance of Internet Use to Improve Patient Recruitment Rates and Accelerate Clinical Trials

According to a 2008 CenterWatch survey of study volunteers, the Internet is rated as one of the top ways patients learn about clinical trials, yet it is often omitted as a viable strategy in most patient recruitment plans. David Heck, senior director at CenterWatch, will educate sponsors on how to capitalize on this fundamental resource to boost patient recruitment and reduce clinical trial delays at ExL Pharma's Site Selection, Activation, and Communication conference on Feb. 1 in Washington D.C.
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2009

CenterWatch Honored a Fifth Consecutive Year for Best Healthcare Content

CenterWatch, a leading provider of clinical trials information, received its fifth consecutive eHealthcare Leadership Award and seventh overall at the 10th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference held in Las Vegas last week. Presented by eHealthcare Strategy and Trends, a leading Internet publication, CenterWatch was awarded silver for Best Health/Healthcare Content.
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CenterWatch to Discuss Critical Physician-Patient Relationship to Maximize Clinical Study Referrals at MAGI's Clinical Research Conference

Slow patient enrollment is one of the leading causes of delays in clinical trials with many studies missing deadlines nearly 90 percent of the time. In a presentation to industry professionals at MAGI's Clinical Research Conference in San Diego on Oct. 6, CenterWatch Senior Director and patient recruitment expert David Heck will discuss how physicians can right that lopsided statistic by educating patients about clinical trials and staying abreast of the drug development community.
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CenterWatch Celebrates 15-Year Milestone as Leading Information Provider for the Clinical Trials Industry

CenterWatch, a leading provider of industry news, data analysis, and proprietary market research for clinical trials professionals and patients, turns 15 next month and will mark the occasion with a special, newly redesigned edition of it's flagship news publication, The CenterWatch Monthly.
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CenterWatch Partners with TrialX to Dramatically Increase Reach of its Global Clinical Trial Listings to Many More Patients

CenterWatch, a leading source of clinical trials information, announced today that it has entered into a three-year partnership to share its clinical trials listing database with TrialX, a health information technology startup focused on helping patients more easily and rapidly connect with relevant clinical trials worldwide.
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CenterWatch to Introduce Key Findings from Surveys on Physician Referrals to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Volunteer Experiences at DIA Meeting

CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, will present never-before released results from two annual surveys aimed at better understanding physician referrals to clinical trials and study volunteer experiences at DIA's 45th Annual Meeting, June 22-24, 2009, in San Diego, Calif.
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CenterWatch Announces May Release of State of the Clinical Trials Industry

CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, announced today the planned release of its fifth edition of the annual sourcebook, State of the Clinical Trials Industry, due out in late May.
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New CenterWatch Report Examines Japan's Surging Clinical Trials Market

In 2007, drug development in Japan, the world's second largest pharmaceutical market, exploded six-fold over 2006 and should continue to grow, according to a new CenterWatch report released today, Japan: Opening the Door to Global Clinical Trials.
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CenterWatch to Reveal Key Findings of Global Investigative Site Survey at Baltimore Conference

CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, will present results from four surveys aimed at examining the quality of relationships between sponsors and investigative sites from around the world at ExL Pharma's 4th Investigator Relationship Management conference to be held Feb. 23-24, 2009, in Baltimore, Md.
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2008

CenterWatch Wins Gold for Best Healthcare Content Third Year Running

CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, announced today that it is the three-time recipient of the Gold eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Health/Healthcare Content in the Other Healthcare Sites category presented by Strategic Health Care Communications. The award, given at the 12th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference in Orlando, Fla., marks the fourth consecutive year CenterWatch has been honored winning platinum in 2005.
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CenterWatch Releases Special Report on Clinical Trial Development in Central and Eastern Europe

CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, today announced the release of its latest report, Central and Eastern Europe: Outsourcing Trends and Growth Opportunities in Clinical Trials. The report explores the evolution of this region that has seen its growth in the industry triple in the last five years, making it the largest area for global clinical trial initiations outside of North America and Western Europe.
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Rapid Growth of Asia-Pacific Clinical Trials Market Focus of New CenterWatch Report

CenterWatch, a publishing and information services company focused on market research about clinical trials, finds in a new report that the Asia-Pacific region is grabbing an increasing share of the global clinical trial market, and with new regulatory changes across the region, has already been growing at more than 50% in recent years.
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Jobson Medical Information LLC Acquires CenterWatch™ and New England IRB From Thomson Healthcare

Jobson Medical Information LLC ("JMI"), a leading healthcare information and marketing services provider, announced that they had acquired the assets of CenterWatch and The New England Institutional Review Board ("NEIRB") from Thomson Healthcare Inc., a subsidiary of the Thomson Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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2007

CenterWatch Tracks Emerging Markets of Clinical Research with Release of New Book

CenterWatch, which covers clinical research worldwide through its market research, newsletters and books, has been tracking the progress of pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and contract research organizations as they expand their clinical research enterprise into emerging markets in an effort to improve drug development timelines. The percentage of Form FDA 1572s filed by investigators abroad has nearly doubled between 2001 and 2006, indicating a dramatic increase in global clinical trial participation by non-U.S. investigators.
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Thomson CenterWatch Publishes 2007 Edition of State of Clinical Trials Industry

The 2007 edition features more than 100 completely new charts analyzing the clinical research enterprise along with hundreds more updated slides from our 2006 edition.
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2006

Thomson CenterWatch Publishes 2006 Edition of State of Clinical Trials Industry

Thomson CenterWatch, a global publishing and information services company focused on clinical trials market research, releases its second annual edition of the top-selling sourcebook, State of the Clinical Trials Industry.
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2005

Thomson Centerwatch Provides Global Clinical Trial Protocol Registry and Results Database for Roche

Thomson, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to scientific and healthcare customers, announced that its CenterWatch business entered into an agreement with Roche, one of the world’s leading research-focused groups in pharmaceutical and diagnostics. The agreement results in the transparent listing of Roche clinical trials information on two Web sites.
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Expanding Central and Eastern European Clinical Research Market Gets Dedicated News Source

Thomson, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to scientific and healthcare customers, and ICON plc, a global contract research organization, today announced the launch of a new electronic newsletter that sheds light on the quickly developing clinical research market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
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2004

Skyscape and Thomson Centerwatch Make Clinical Trials Information Accessible to Physicians at The Point-Of-Care

Although more than 75 percent of pharmaceutical companies conduct clinical trials before getting FDA approval, useful trial information is not reaching the medical professionals who need it most. Skyscape today announced an agreement with Thomson CenterWatch to solve this problem by giving physicians PDA access to relevant facts on drugs in trials, patient eligibility and trial results.
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Integrated Clinical Trial Services, Through Alliance With Thomson CenterWatch, To Partner With Universal Meeting Management

Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Thomson CenterWatch Provide Continuing Medical Education Seminars in Partnership With Universal Meeting Management.
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washingtonpost.com, Newsweek.com and CenterWatch to Increase Awareness of Medical Research with Launch of Clinical Trials Center

washingtonpost.com, Newsweek.com and Thomson CenterWatch today announced their collaboration on the Clinical Trials Center. This new advertorial section, hosted on washingtonpost.com and Newsweek.MSNBC.com, is the first of its kind among major news sites.
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Novartis, AstraZeneca, and Merck Named Top Sponsors by European Researchers

Thomson, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to scientific and healthcare customers, today announced results from a CenterWatch survey among 306 European investigative research centers (sites) evaluating their relationship with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that sponsor clinical research.
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Thomson CenterWatch and Integrated Clinical Trial Services to Offer New CME Symposia to Complement Patient Recruitment Initiatives

Thomson, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to scientific and healthcare customers, announces that its CenterWatch business entered into a collaboration with Integrated Clinical Trial Services (ICTS). The agreement is designed to provide educational symposia to inform practice-based physicians and allied health professionals about the importance of communicating clinical trial information to their patients. These unique programs offer continuing medical education credits.
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2003

Thomson CenterWatch and NCERx Launch New Service Providing Clinical Trial Invitations to Research Volunteers

homson CenterWatch, a part of The Thomson Corporation, and NCERx announced today the launch of Volunteers Direct Network, a collaborative Internet-based service for patients interested in participating in clinical research studies. The new service (www.volunteersdirect.net) reaches a large and highly motivated group of patients with targeted invitations for them to participate in disease-specific clinical trials. Along with improving patient access to clinical trial information, the new service assists clinical research professionals in augmenting their subject recruitment efforts.
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Thomson CenterWatch Survey Reveals U.S. Clinical Researchers Rate GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Pfizer Top Sponsors

Thomson CenterWatch, a part of The Thomson Corporation today released recent survey results showing GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Pfizer are rated the top three pharmaceutical companies by the research centers that conduct their clinical trials.
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Drug Information Association and CenterWatch establish agreement to deliver clinical research information and educational services to professionals around the world.

The Drug Information Association (DIA), and CenterWatch, a division of Thomson Healthcare, today announce a collaborative agreement to disseminate clinical trials information and resources to industry professionals worldwide. Through this agreement, DIA will distribute CenterWatch's award-winning news and information services to biopharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies and other pharmaceutical and related healthcare industry professionals. Ultimately, this collaboration of complementary products, services, and constituents, will help advance international pharmaceutical research and development.
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