Covance Builds Own Central Lab in Shanghai
Princeton, N.J.-based contract research organization Covance will be establishing its first fully owned central lab in China. Set to open by the fourth quarter of 2007, the new facility will be the company's fifth dedicated lab in its global network.China has restrictions on importing and exporting whole blood specimens, making the use of out-of-country testing facilities for some clinical trials impossible. Covance had thus far been using a partnering model with Huashan Hospital Center of Laboratory Medicine, Shanghai’s largest hospital.
PRA International Partners with US Oncology to Speed Cancer Trials
Virginia-based contract research organization (CRO) PRA International has set up a strategic clinical trials partnership with US Oncology Research, a national manager of cancer research centers. The partnership will be an alliance between the CRO and the network of investigative sites affiliated with US Oncology. PRA will align the two organizations’ internal processes and streamline the regulatory, patient recruitment and site qualification methods into one system.
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