Medidata on Fast Track with First Acquisition
New York, N.Y.-based eClinical vendor Medidata Solutions purchased Fast Track Systems, a protocol design and study management software maker based in Pennsylvania. Fast Track’s chief executive officer, Ed Seguine, will become Medidata’s new general manager of trial planning solutions. The company’s chief technology officer, Peter Abramo-witsch, and vice president of operations, Lori Shields, will also join Medidata’s trial planning group. Fast Track’s offices in Conshohocken, Pa., and in Ross, Calif., will continue to operate. The company has 35 employees.
Project to Develop Guidelines for Health Research in Africa Launched
The “Clinical Trials Roundtable” attracted more than 70 participants during the “Science with Africa” conference organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union (AU), which is an international organization that promotes cooperation among the independent nations of Africa. The conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and attended by more than 600 stakeholders, including representatives from health and science ministries, universities, non-governmental organizations and international organizations from Africa, Europe and North America.
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