Clinical news roundup for the week of December 4, 2016 with information on Almac partnering with inVentiv on IRT, ERT acquiring Exco In Touch, and the 21st Century Cures bill passing the Senate and moving on to the White House.
Clinical news roundup for the week of October 3, 2016 with information on Biotrial facility in the U.S., clinical trials in Australia, pancreatic cancer research, minority enrollment in trials, and cardiac gene therapy.
Clinical news roundup for the week of August 22, 2016 with information on the Bioclinica acquisition by Cinven, SCRS Eagle Award finalists, supporting kids with brain tumors, reducing risk in adaptive trials, Zika testing in humans, and more.
Clinical news roundup for the week of August 8, 2016 with articles on using pets in clinical trials, the Quintiles/DaVita alliance, the benefits and pitfalls of data sharing, and the Orphan Drug Act.
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Covance was approached by a European client that was considering the acquisition of an early-stage ovarian cancer therapy product.
Oncology is the number one focus of global drug development, accounting for $65 billion in sales worldwide in 2013 and projected to grow 50 percent in the next five years.1 New treatments, new diagnostics and new medical protocols are beginning to unravel some of the scientific basis and pathways of this disease, with measurable impacts on disease progression and quality of life of survivors.
Assessment of ECGs during the development of oncology compounds is challenging. By THIJS van IERSEL, MD, Clinical Pharmacologist and Senior Director, Global Scientific Affairs, PRA Health Sciences; BORJE DARPO, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, iCardiac Technologies Inc.; GERD AROLD, MD, Senior Director, Global Scientific Affairs, PRA Health Science
Oncologists and their patients have had reason recently to be encouraged by the launch of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) for the treatment of several difficult-to-treat diseases, including metastatic melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer. These novel agents activate the human immune response against antigens expressed on tumor cells, and the science has generated excitement among physicians, patients, the media and researchers.
The scientific progress being made in cancer research has never been more encouraging or more rewarding. Yet, virtually all oncology drug sponsors face an uphill battle in what one would expect to be the easiest part of the research process: recruiting patients for clinical trials. Despite the seriousness of the diagnosis—or perhaps because of it—only three percent of adult patients with cancer participate in clinical trials. As a result, under-enrollment is common.
Leading outsourcing services provider PCI Clinical Services has announced the appointment of Anita Pacitti as Business Development Executive as part of its North American Clinical sales team.
Exco InTouch (an ERT company) a leading provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, has formally received EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Self-Certification status by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).
Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX) (“CGI” or “The Company”), a leader precision diagnostics for oncology, announced a strategic collaboration with Lantern Pharma, Inc., a clinical-stage, precision therapeutics company developing innovative, molecularly-targeted precision oncology compounds for the treatment of cancer.
CRF Health, the leading global provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry, recently announced the launch and FDA clearance of its Entra BLE Smart wireless glucose meter.
Alcobra Ltd. (Nasdaq: ADHD), an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new medications to treat patients with cognitive disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile X Syndrome, today reported the top-line results from MEASURE, its second Phase 3 clinical trial for the investigational product Metadoxine Extended Release (MDX) for the treatment of ADHD in adult patients.
Kura Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:KURA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in its Phase 2 clinical trial of tipifarnib in patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML).
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) today announced dosing of the first patient in IGNITE3, the Company’s phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of once-daily intravenous (IV) eravacycline compared to ertapenem in complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI).
Leading clinical outsourcing services provider, PCI Clinical Services (PCI), has announced a partnership with Suvoda LLC.
Medidata, the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, recently announced that Celgene Corporation has expanded its adoption of the Medidata Clinical Cloud to include Medidata’s suite of strategic monitoring tools and data analytics solutions.
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the expansion of an existing immuno-oncology collaboration with Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, through a subsidiary, to add a new study of Lilly's LARTRUVO™ (olaratumab) with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in patients with previously treated advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS).
endpoint, a leading interactive response technology (IRT) solutions company, has been selected as the sole IRT provider for Ferring Pharmaceuticals AS, a biopharmaceutical company based in Denmark.
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (TASE:PSTI), a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, today announced that the Company’s Phase III study of its PLX-PAD cells in the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI) was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Indianapolis Medical device maker NICO Corporation today announced the enrollment of the first patient in the ENRICH (Early MiNimally-invasive Removal of ICH) randomized clinical trial.
SGS, a leading Life Sciences pharmaceutical clinical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, recenlty announced the forthcoming availability of a new strain of influenza virus for use as a challenge agent in clinical trials.