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Flaws and Failings in the Priority Review Voucher System for Neglected Disease
| STAT |  The US government tried to incentivize drug makers to produce new and effective treatments for neglected diseases, but the approach hasn't gone according to plan. more

21st Century Cures Act Would Have Let Failed Alzheimer's Drugs Slip Through
| FierceBiotech |  The National Center for Health Research warns that the 21st Century Cures Act, now under consideration by Congress, would open substantial loopholes for ineffective drugs - reflecting on how three failed Alzheimer's drugs would have fared if the act had been in effect. more

The Importance of an eCOA Device Supply Strategy in Global Clinical Trials

Clinical Informatics News | Contributed Commentary | Over the past decade, electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) has become increasingly popular in global clinical trials thanks to the technology’s ability to provide more complete data collection, boost compliance, and manage patients in real-time. Despite its proven record in supporting clinical trials of all sizes and complexities, many sponsors and CROs still have reservations about implementing eCOA. 


Optimizing the Pipeline: Making Genomics In the Clinic a Reality

Clinical Informatics News | Today HudsonAlpha held the grand opening for the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, a collaboration between the HudsonAlpha Institute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Children's of Alabama, a pediatric medical center.


CLARITY Challenge Results Show Disparity in Reporting
| Clinical Informatics News | Results are in for the CLARITY Undiagnosed challenge, a crowdsourced competition sponsored by the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at Boston Children's and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Harvard Medical School. more

Speeding Study Startup Through Better Collaboration and Data Flow
| Clinical Informatics News Contributed Commentary | A critical question facing many sponsors and contract research organizations is whether another system to support study startup is really needed. It’s a fair question in the clinical world where the urgent need for better execution of clinical trials has led to a proliferation of technologies, namely the clinical trial management system; the electronic trial master file; electronic data capture; and others. Each of these solutions focuses on specific pieces of the clinical trial continuum, yet, they overlook aspects unique to SSU, a complex process that continues to stumble and stall clinical trial timelines. more

Clinical Decision Alerts Poorly Tailored to Purpose in Opioid Prescriptions
| EHR Intelligence | A study in Annals of Emergency Medicine has shown that clinical decision alerts designed to prevent adverse events from opioids have extremely low specificity, presenting doctors with over 120 unnecessary alerts for every one adverse event prevented. more

University of Edinburgh and Selcia Achieve Key Milestones in Bid to Develop New Drugs to Target Sleeping Sickness
| ONGAR, UNITED KINGDOM - Nov 30, 2015 - Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, working with Selcia, an international life sciences contract research organisation, have successfully passed the 20-month milestone targets of a 30-month Wellcome Trust SDDi £2 more

Galen Healthcare Solutions Names Steve Brewer CEO
| CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES - Nov 12, 2015 -  Galen Healthcare Solutions Named to Modern Healthcare  List of"Top Places to Work" for 3rd Consecutive Year Announces Steve Brewer as New CEO Galen Healthcare Solutions, a services and solutions company focusing on healthcare information technology, today announced that Steve Brewer has been named Chief Executive Officer more

WIRB-Copernicus Group Launches Nonprofit WCG Foundation to Improve Global Clinical Research
| PRINCETON, NJ - Nov 12, 2015 - WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services and software to support clinical research, today announced the launch of WCG Foundation more

University of Chicago Graham School Launches Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics
| CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES - Nov 5, 2015 - Biomedical informatics, one of the world’s fastest-growing interdisciplinary fields, is the latest graduate degree program offered by the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies more

ERT Achieves Record Third Quarter Results & Recognizes 40% Growth
| PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES - Nov 5, 2015 - ERT, the leading cloud platform solutions provider delivering clinical and scientific innovation through its patient-centric data collection and intelligence solutions, today announced record bookings results throughout third quarter, 2015 more

Canbex Therapeutics Announces Start of Phase II Trial of VSN16R for Spasticity
| LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Nov 2, 2015 - Canbex Therapeutics Ltd today announced that its novel orally active medication for the treatment of spasticity, VSN16R, has entered a Phase II trial in patients with spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis more

FDA Equips its Pharmacometrics Teams with Certara’s Phoenix Software
| PRINCETON, NJ - Nov 2, 2015 - Certara®, the global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outfitted its pharmacometrics teams with Certara’s Phoenix® software more


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Using Text Mining to Discover Repositioning Opportunities for Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases

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Making Secure Scientific Collaboration Work

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Randomization and Trial Supply Management 

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