TODAY | Business Insider | CRO firm ClinTec International has opened an office in Istanbul. Now operating in 40 countries, ClinTec's Turkey office will further consolidate its presence in the Middle East and North Africa.
May 20 | MedicalXpress | Singapore's A*STAR and Swiss group Cytos Biotechnology have launched a Phase 1 clinical trial for an H1N1 flu vaccine, making use of Cytos’ virus-like particle (VLP) technology.
May 20 | PhysBizTech | Using a trial search engine and educational web videos, researchers at the Seidman Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been looking into ways to help build enthusiasm for clinical trials from both patients and practitioners.
May 20 | Clinical Informatics News | Dr. Richard Gliklich, President of the Quintiles Outcome Division of Quintiles, gave Clinical Informatics News a summary of conversations and issues raised at the 2013 Post-Approval Summit.
May 16 | Diabetes News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers recently developed injectable nanoparticles for patients with type 1 diabetes. These nanoparticles are designed to replace the function of islet cells.
May 15 | CNN Money | Excellent reporting into the long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy—the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor.
May 15 | eCliniqua | Certara and Veristat have formed an alliance to offer pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis, PK /pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling, population PK modeling, trial simulation, clinical biostatistics, medical writing, data management, clinical monitoring, safety management, and project management to their clients.
May 15 | eCliniqua News Brief | Instem has acquired Logos Technologies, representing its strategic move into the early phase clinical trials market. Logos’ ALPHADAS software solution suite is a proactive eSource clinical trials system that is mobile, schedule-driven, and provides real-time bedside or station based direct data capture.
May 14 | Forbes | Using DNA hybridization and detection with a miniaturized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) device about the size of a microscope slide, researchers are able to test for several bacterial pathogens at once within hours.
May 14 | OncLive | The I-SPY trials for breast cancer are aiming to test several experimental therapies at once to determine which ones work best in which patients.
May 13 | News Medical | According to researchers at Total Care Cancer (a comprehensive approach to cancer launched at Moffitt Cancer Center), using biosamples for phase II cancer trials improves research efficiency, cost, and the rate of drug development.
May 10 | PBR | OnQ Research, a South Africa-based Clinical Research Organization, has selected Merge's eClinical OS solution for electronic data capture to expand their in-house data management service offering.
May 10 | Med City News | Quintiles' second IPO yesterday raised $947 million. The offering prices Quintiles at $6.6 billon, 70% larger than the next largest CRO--Covance.
May 10 | eCliniqua | Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research is getting a major boost from a newly launched Pooled Resource Open-access ALS Clinical Trials (PRO-ACT) platform, which has amassed more than 8,500 de-identified clinical patient records into a single, harmonized dataset. Multiple pharmaceutical companies are now actively exploring PRO-ACT, seeking ways to streamline clinical trials and develop better treatments for the rare and highly heterogeneous disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
May 09 | Boston Herald | A new genetic test—Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score—purports to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, helping doctors and patients decide if they should their cancer right away or can safely monitor it.
May 08 | eCliniqua News Brief | Vanderbilt University launched a $20,000 worldwide Health App Challenge last week, aimed to transform patient clinical summaries into easy to understand personalized health information.
May 07 | eCliniqua | EMC announced new solutions at its EMC World event leveraging the EMC Documentum platform to meet compliance requirements, increase productivity and securely collaborate across the extended enterprise while accelerating time to value and reducing the total cost of ownership.
May 06 | Computerworld | Jim Turnbull, CIO at University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City, talks about how IT is changing healthcare, recruiting health IT talent, and the next big opportunities.
May 03 | eCliniqua | The first details of the planned reorganization of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) were announced this morning. The changes reflect a renewed focus on three key elements: how to better support the scientific work of the EMA committees, how to better share the data the Agency holds and how to better meet the needs of its stakeholders and partners.
May 03 | eWeek | The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson's Research has been seeking insights on how mobile data can aid Parkinson's patients. LIONsolver, which stands for Learning and Intelligent Optimization Solver, won the foundation’s February; challenge to encourage use of patient data from smartphones for monitoring and treatment of Parkinson's.