Quintiles launches new site start-up model
Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical services, has introduced a new patient enrollment offering designed to accelerate study startup and reduce costs for oncology clinical trials by opening investigative sites for studies only after they have identified a qualified patient. With the model, called Precision Enrollment, Quintiles has built a network of 80 oncology sites across the U.S. that can pre-identify patients based on study and biomarker criteria using electronic health records (EHRs) and other secondary data sources.
CRO industry consolidation continues as Amulet acquires SynteractHCR
The latest deal in a steady string of mergers and acquisitions in the CRO industry closed at the end of last month, when Amulet Capital Partners bought out SynteractHCR. SynteractHCR ranks as a top 20 global, full-service CRO focused on phase I to IV clinical trials for emerging to mid-sized biopharma clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Based in San Diego, the organization serves 700,000-plus patients, employs some 800 staffers in 21 countries and has contributed to more than 230 product approvals.
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