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ACRP Expands Online Resources

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) has expanded its online networking and educational resources. ACRP’s new online community, which launched Monday, includes an interactive member directory that allows members to create individualized profiles, groups and blogs; as well as an online encyclopedia (or Wiki), new eGroup options, and a searchable resource library, to which members can post documents and tools.

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Lowered Guidance Won’t Stop Covance

Monday, January 5, 2009

Global contract research organization (CRO) Covance ended the year with a flurry, lowering its 2008 guidance, purchasing an equity stake in a proteomics biomarker services provider and adding four executive positions.

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etrials CEO Chip Jennings Steps Down

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Adding to etrials’ ongoing financial woes and a recent flurry of senior management changes, Eugene “Chip” Jennings, CEO at the Morrisville, N.C.-based eClinical company, unexpectedly resigned his post, citing “family reasons.” Jennings was CEO for a little more than a year, replacing John Cline founder and former CEO who resigned in May 2007.

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INC Research Drops 3% of U.S. Workforce

Monday, July 14, 2008

In an effort to “realign” its headcount with the company’s “business needs,” Raleigh, N.C.-based contract research organization (CRO) INC Research laid off 34 employees—or 3%—within its U.S. clinical operations. Internet news outlet WRAL.com in Raleigh reported Trisha Vonder Reith, INC’s executive director of corporate communications, as stating:

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