Quintiles Launches Patient Website iGuard for Drug Safety Service
In an unusual move for a contract research organization (CRO), Research Triangle Park, N.C.,-based Quintiles has created a new service specifically for consumers of prescription drugs. The free service is called iGuard, a drug risk monitoring and personalized safety alert online site, and it’s a significant step toward patient-directed research.
ethica Creates Indian CRO Through Joint Venture
Montreal-based contract research organization (CRO) ethica Clinical Research has created a joint venture with Matrix Group, a healthcare company based in Hyderabad India. The new Indian CRO is called ethicamatrix. The model is similar to other recent partnerships, joint ventures and mergers between Western CROs and local entities in emerging markets such as India, China and countries in Eastern Europe. The strategy works because it leverages the existing local infrastructure with standardized, quality clinical trial management experience.
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