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News Briefs - August 18, 2008


Parexel  International Corp. announced the successful closing of the acquisition of ClinPhone plc, a clinical technology organization. By combining ClinPhone with Perceptive Informatics, Parexel’s wholly-owned technology subsidiary, Perceptive is now one of the industry’s largest eClinical technology providers. As a result of the transaction, Perceptive Informatics’ eClinical technology offering now includes ClinPhone interactive voice and web response systems (IVRS/IWRS); Perceptive Medical Imaging; DataLabs, an electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management system; clinical trial management systems (CTMS); Impact enterprise CTMS solution; TrialWorks CTMS solution for small and mid-size companies, and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO). Read the press release.

OmniComm Systems Inc. introduced TrialMaster eLearning, a self-paced education tool. The on-demand training module joins a comprehensive suite of training options that are a part of OmniLearn for TrialMaster. OmniLearn users can take advantage of instructor-led live training, instructor-led web-based training, Train-the-Trainer sessions,customized training packages and now eLearning. One of the company’s largest clients, a major West Coast biotechnology company, is using the TrialMaster eLearning tool for 10 international studies at 427 sites worldwide.

Phase Forward has formed an alliance with AG Mednet, a clinical trials imaging network, to integrate Phase Forward’s InForm integrated trial management (ITM) system and AG Mednet’s imaging transport network. The integrated offering will enable clinical trial patient images to be tracked and managed from within the InForm ITM system. The joint solution will help streamline the process of transporting images between clinical sites and central reviewers, and will enable trial sponsors to access the status of patient images in real-time. Phase Forward also announced that it has extended its multi-year agreement with Eli Lilly and Company. Read the press releases.

Octagon Research Solutions announced that Summit Drug Development Services, LLC has chosen both its ViewPoint and StartingPoint to facilitate submission document authoring and integrated electronic regulatory submission management. Summit Drug Development Services accelerates the drug development process by providing high quality strategic focus and tactical implementation of preclinical, clinical, regulatory, and CMC services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Read the press release.

Correction: The following brief in the July 28 issue linked to the wrong press release. This version links to website’s news page, where the July 16, 2008, press release can be found.

ProTrials Research Inc. announced that the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal has chosen it as one of the area’s Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses for 2008. ProTrials is the only clinical research organization (CROs) to make the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal top 50 and is one of only a handful of women-owned and operated CROs worldwide. It recently attained certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, an elite group of women-owned and operated businesses. Read the press release.

 

 

 

 

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