Newsletter | September 19, 2012

09.19.12 -- Using Integrated EDC/EHR Platforms, DM & PK Studies, Financial Services

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5 Reasons For Using Integrated EDC/EHR Platforms
By James Rogers, co-founder and CEO, Nextrials, Inc.
By James Rogers, co-founder and CEO, Nextrials, Inc. With the fast pace of technological advancements, life science researchers are regularly presented with a wealth of new tools that can potentially bring life-saving drugs to market quickly and economically. One development that is generating a lot of industry buzz is the integration of platforms offering electronic data capture (EDC), traditionally used to manage clinical trials, with platforms used within the healthcare industry to create and maintain electronic health records (EHRs).
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Integrating An Acquisition While Maintaining Customer Focus
In April 2012, inVentiv Health announced the acquisition of Kforce Clinical Research (KCR), and by June, PharmaNet/i3, the inVentiv Health Clinical segment, had successfully integrated the operations into a new global brand for resourcing clinical research: PharmaNet/i3 Strategic Resourcing. Read more.

Straightforward Or Challenging? Why It Matters Where You Place DM&PK Studies
Medical research has dramatically reduced overall morbidity and mortality in the 20th century. For example, in his book The Devil Under the Microscope, Thomas Hagar describes the discovery of sulfa drugs and the first observations of the effects of penicillium fungi on bacteria. Read more.

Wanted: New Drugs To Rescue Cognition In Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Disease
July was a month of very mixed fortunes for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compound development. On the positive side EnVivo Pharmaceuticals announced at the Vancouver AAIC event the positive effects of its nicotinic alpha 7 compound EVP-6124. Nutricia was also at AAIC to present the results of its investigation of Souvenaid, a medical food that has shown positive effects on memory in patients with early AD. Read more.

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