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Thermo Fisher acquires gene therapy CDMO Brammer Bio

Thermo Fisher Scientific bolsters its gene therapy capabilities by acquiring Brammer Bio for $1.7bn, as the market becomes an âincreasing focusâ for customers.


IBM Watson partnership to remove ‘drudgery’ of clinical trial enrollment

The four-hospital health system, Health Quest, will use IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching to match patients to clinical trials throughout its hospital.


Parexel Biotech tapped for Ph IIa neurodegenerative disease trial

AlzProtect is collaborating with Parexel Biotech to advance a Phase IIa clinical trial of its lead candidate, AZP2006, which is being developed for the treatment of a rare neurodegenerative disease.


Trianni mouse model tapped for HIV vaccine research

Trianni and San Diego Biomedical Research Institute enter license agreement for the use of the Trianni Mouse in HIV vaccine research.


$40m financing to expand AI-powered platform for clinical trials: Saama

The clinical data analytics platform firm has raised $75m since 2015 and will continue to enhance both the platform and applications with new capabilities, says CEO.


It takes two: ‘No clinical AI solution can work on its own’

Clinical AI, no matter how sophisticated, cannot work on its own, says Life Image CEO, who predicts that CROs will either adapt or be disrupted by smaller companies with digital access capabilities.


WuXi STA inks strategic partnership to advance oncology pipeline

WuXi STA becomes the preferred CDMO partner for Beta Pharma as the company launches a Phase II clinical trial in China and begins preclinical research for an additional target.


BlueCloud follows the Uber model to streamline connections

BlueCloud by HealthCarePoint releases DDIT mechanisms to create an Uber-like service for the health care industry â connecting providers and consumers, such a sponsors and CROs.


Synteract opening new office to meet increased demand across core therapeutic areas

Synteract is opening a new office in Swansea, Wales in response to increased demand across its core therapeutic areas for both full-service work and more consultative, standalone projects, says CEO.


WCG launches new solution to ease clinical trial site burden

WCGâs new SiteReady solution looks to alleviate the challenges facing research teams, helping clinical trial sites remain âhighly rankedâ with sponsors.

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