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2014-09-18 23:09:00

Ira Katz brings more than 30 years in pharmaceuticals to the magazine's editorial advisory board. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 International management consulting firm Insigniam announced that its consultant, Ira Katz, has been named to the editorial advisory board for Applied Clinical Trials. Applied Clinical Trials is a global, peer-reviewed publication with coverage that features the process of managing clinical trials at the intersection where pharmaceutical product...

2014-06-02 12:29:04

Results of CISCRP Study Provide New Insights Into How to Engage the Public and Patients PRINCETON, N.J., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Clinical Trial Recruitment Solutions (iCTRS), created to accelerate trials, in collaboration with The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) has released the results of research showing public perceptions of clinical trials has improved - good news for companies hoping to recruit for a trial. The...

2014-05-30 00:22:04

Project Innovation Launched to Drive Action WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With mounting evidence that cancer research and biomedical discovery are slowing even as a 45 percent increase in cancer cases is projected by 2030, the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) - a national non-profit organization providing the patient's voice in improving access to quality cancer care - today released a blueprint to accelerate the delivery of promising new treatments to patients and...

2014-05-12 12:31:20

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an Integrated Drug Discovery Platform for Diseases of the Developing World (IDDP). The goal will be to identify innovative new therapeutics for the treatment of diseases of the developing world. The program will leverage ongoing research efforts and infrastructure at Calibr, as well as draw upon...

2014-04-21 23:10:20

Verified Clinical Trials is proud to announce their presence at the 2014 Annual DIA meeting in San Diego, California. Verified Clinical Trials will discuss the largest North American clinical research volunteer database that stops dual enrollment in clinical trials, while promoting patient safety and data quality. Garden City, New York (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) will again be an exhibitor at the the 2014 Annual DIA Meeting in San Diego. While at the conference,...

2014-04-16 12:29:54

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ePharmaSolutions, a leading provider of eClinical solutions announced the results of the initial pilot studies for its patient matching and triaging solution, ReferralPlus(TM), that suggest a significant improvement in match rates for people who are actively searching for clinical trials in which to participate. "We are absolutely thrilled with the results of these pilots and want to thank all of the pharmaceutical companies who helped...

2014-03-28 23:25:53

Verified Clinical Trials is proud to announce their presence at the Partnerships In Clinical Trials meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada to discuss the largest North American clinical research volunteer database that stops dual enrollment in clinical trials, while promoting patient safety and data quality. VCT is partnered with the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and CROs and continues to grow at an exponential pace in an effort to eliminate the professional research subject. Garden...

2014-01-30 11:04:20

Having a slow reaction time in midlife increases risk of having died 15 years later, according to new research published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers from UCL and the University of Edinburgh looked at data from more than 5,000 participants (age 20 to 59) collected from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III) in the US. At the start of the study in 1990s, participants visited an examination centre and had their reaction times measured. The task was...

2013-11-18 23:19:19

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Top 100 Contract Research Organisations In Western Europe. London (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 It is estimated that clinical development expenditures outsourced by pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies worldwide in 2012 was approximately Euro 20.6 billion. With greatly developed healthcare and medical systems, highly trained investigators and standardisation across multiple countries, in the form of the...

2013-11-05 23:30:40

Study Scavenger, the multilingual smartphone app is a powerful tool to enhance recruitment for clinical trials. In just a short time, Study Scavenger has gained national recognition and become a force in clinical trial recruitment efforts. Dix Hills, New York (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Study Scavenger is a free multilingual clinical trial smartphone app which allows potential research volunteers to access thousands of clinical research studies based on their personal preferences and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'