May 2008 – The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2008
Eli Lilly, Wyeth, Schering-Plough Rated Top Pharma Companies in Europe
Results of the CenterWatch 2008 Survey of Investigative Sites in Europe found Eli Lilly rated the top sponsor to work with. Also rated highly were Wyeth and Schering-Plough.
Cardiac Safety Services Back in Rhythm
Cardiac safety monitoring has developed into a sizable industry sector and the growing demand for these services has led to much activity in the space recently.
European Biotech Outsourcing on Steep Learning Curve
Demand for contracted services in the European biotech sector is buoyant. As the industry matures and more biotech drug candidates reach clinical development, business opportunities for contract research organizations (CROs) and other service providers are growing.
Eye On: Muscular Dystrophy
There are nine known types of muscular dystrophy, which is a group of genetically based, degenerative diseases characterized by a progressive wasting and weakening of fibers of voluntary muscles. They are classified based on their pattern of inheritance, age of onset, and typical symptoms; together, they affect more than 110,000 people in the United States alone. In each of these forms, there is a defect in one of several proteins involved in linking the muscle fiber component Factin to the sheath of tissue surrounding the muscle fiber.
- Month in Review
- In the Pipeline
- Opportunities Underway