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Iqvia ‘unchallenged’ leads RWE market: Report

Iqvia leads the real world evidence market, which is at an inflection point, as pharma furthers its investment and vendors improve capabilities, according to a recent report.


NanoComposix adds drug manufacturing to services roster

San Diego, CA-based NanoComposix received its drug manufacturing license which it said will ensure clients are able to use one vendor throughout the product life cycle.


Marken opens new GMP-compliant facility in Philadelphia

Marken has opened a new depot and increased its logistics warehouse capacity fourfold to accommodate client needs for clinical drug product, clinical drug substance, and medical device storage.


Parexel teams with Clariness for patient recruitment in China

Parexel forms a strategic partnership with Clariness to deploy the ClinLife platform in the Greater China area as the CRO looks to recruit and engage patients in their native language and via social media channels.


Medidata acquired by French software firm Dassault Systèmes for $5.8bn

Dassault SystÃmes is set to acquire Medidata in an all-cash transaction valued at $5.8bn â a deal which will combine the power of modeling and simulation with data science to âcatalyze the next generation of patient-inclusive therapeutics,â says CEO.


In the push for innovation, regulators are ahead of the curve as pharma and CROs lag behind

As regulators work to advance the modern clinical trial, the risk-averse clinical research industry is falling behind in the race to bring new therapies to patients, says an industry expert, echoing the former FDA commissionerâs calls for innovation.


The next chapter: Saga raises $4.24m to develop precision oncology genomics testing

Saga Diagnostics AB secures venture-backed financing to advance its precision oncology genomics testing technology, which is being used to monitor patient responses in clinical trials, among other applications.


ClinOne works with Uber Health to improve patient access to trials

ClinOne is now integrated with Uber Health to provide patient transportation services to clinical trial sites.


Aptar scoops up two pharma services firms in $50m deal

Aptar Group acquires two pharmaceutical services companies, Nanopharm and Gateway Analytical, to boost its analytical, testing, and development capabilities.


TrialAssure launches portal for plain language clinical trial summaries

TrialAssureâs new online portal enables sponsors to publicly share plain language clinical trial summaries â as the industry faces continued pressure to post study results.

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