The CenterWatch Weekly, June 06, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

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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