Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, M.D., took the oath of office late Tuesday, October 17, 2017, to become the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the NIH. He succeeds Harold E. Varmus, M.D., who stepped down as director in March 2015. Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., has been [...]
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AstraZeneca and Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, announced that the FDA has accepted and granted priority review for a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of Lynparza (olaparib) tablets in patients with germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCA), HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who have been previously [...]
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eClinicalHealth, a cloud-based eClinical technology company, has named Mark Paul as head of eClinicalHealth's U.S. operations. Mark Paul has served in clinical development for over 25 years in a series of progressively responsible positions including data management, clinical operations, project management and sales and marketing. He started his career at [...]
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Box announced that the FDA has selected Box's cloud content management platform to modernize its technical infrastructure and drive new ways to work in the cloud. With Box, the FDA is furthering its IT innovation strategy to digitize business processes and envision new ways to engage with the pharmaceutical and [...]
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PierianDx announced that Cleveland Clinic will utilize its integrated “one space” workflow and analysis solution, Clinical Genomicist Workspace (CGW), to advance precision medicine for patients. “We are excited that Cleveland Clinic has joined our expanding customer network,” said PierianDx CEO Ted Briscoe. “Clinical labs everywhere are recognizing that advancing precision [...]
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Allergan, a global biopharmaceutical company, acknowledged that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has issued an adverse trial decision finding that the four asserted patents covering Restasis (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05% are invalid. The company will appeal the Court's ruling. “We are disappointed by the Federal [...]
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CRF Health, a global provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry, has made two senior appointments to support the continuing growth of the global business. CRF Health will expand its operations team with the addition of Neil Conroy as VP of Business Transformation, and [...]
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Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) is sponsoring Walk MS: Austin as part of the PPD Heroes initiative to raise awareness about the life-changing impact of clinical research for patients. PPD Heroes are extraordinary people whose lives have been transformed by medical therapies developed through clinical research. They share their personal stories [...]
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Jeff Williams, Co-founder, President and CEO of Clinipace Worldwide, a global full-service CRO that he founded 14 years ago, has elected to move into an expanded advisory role with the company's Board of Directors. He will be handing over his responsibilities to Jason Monteleone, who will assume the role of [...]
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The evolution of mobile technology use in clinical trials William Osler, a founder of Johns Hopkins University, was a clinician ahead of his time. He was one of the first doctors to bring medical students out of the lecture hall and to the patient's bedside — a revolutionary format change [...]
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