Newsletter | September 7, 2011

9.7.11 -- A New Paradigm For Strategic Partnerships

Clinical Leader
A New Paradigm For Strategic Partnerships
By Rob Wright, Clinical Leader

In an unprecedented move, John Hubbard, Ph.D., senior VP and worldwide head of development operations for Pfizer, announced the strategic partnering with two CROs, ICON and Parexel, as preferred clinical trial outsourcing providers. Hubbard sat down with me to discuss how the two-partner model evolved and how it is going to help spur innovation at the pharma giant.
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2nd Quality Oversight Of Clinical Vendors Conference
October 17 to 19, 2011
Arlington, VA

The 2nd Quality Oversight of Clinical Vendors Conference aims to provide practical and applicable takeaways on topics such as key quality indicators, clinical monitoring, quality management plans, international oversight, and much more.