September 2005 – The CenterWatch Monthly : PDF
CenterWatch Survey: Study Volunteers Satisfied with Trial Experience
Despite public perception of clinical trials seemingly at an all time low, a newly released Thomson CenterWatch report finds that a vast majority of those who participate in clinical studies are satisfied with their overall quality of care and would not only volunteer for another study but would recommend a friend or family member to a clinical study.
IT Companies Take to Clinical Trials
In the last few years, large information technology (IT) companies have moved deeper into the life sciences arena, penetrating the clinical research market. Oracle and IBM made the first forays into the space with Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP following close behind). These giant companies, lured by a boom in the healthcare and life science industries, have leveraged their established technology with trusted brand names and deep pockets.
Clinical Trial Conduct Increasing in Russia, Ukraine
During the past five years, Russia and its neighbor Ukraine have become fast growing centers for clinical research.
Eye on: Stroke
In the U.S., someone has a stroke every 45 seconds. CenterWatch has identified a pipeline of 23 drugs in development for stroke.