November 2007

MJFF Appoints Senior Medical Advisor

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Michel J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) has appointed Irene Hegeman Richard, M.D., to the newly created position of Senior Medical Advisor, a sign that MJFF’s investment in clinical research will continue to increase.

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etrials Becomes Sixth EDC Company to Settle Datasci Patent Dispute

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Morrisville, N.C.-based etrials has agreed to pay $1.75 million to Maryland-based technology firm Datasci to settle a long running EDC technology patent infringement suit. The settlement includes an upfront licensing fee  for three of Datasci’s eClinical legacy products. By licensing the original technologies, Datasci has agreed to dismiss its claim against etrials, giving up any future royalty rights.

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eClinical Technology News

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based ePRO company invivodata launched its new version of its EPX management system: EPX ePRO Management System, Version 5.0. The system is web-based and has the capability to manage site performance, patient enrollment and compliance, and data integrity in real-time. The system can also generate user-customized reports and changeable dashboard views. It has an e-mail alert system that signals when items need action taken and boasts the industry’s only electronic data clarification form (EDCF) system to resolve discrepancies in data.

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etrials Aims for Profitability with Rebuilding Plan

Monday, November 19, 2007

Morrisville, N.C.-based eClinical company etrials’ third quarter revenue fell and its loss widened amid deep restructuring and organizational changes planned for the next two to three quarters. The company is trying to climb its way to profitability and improve its service delivery issues.

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Indian CRO Manipal AcuNova and ECRON GmbH Merge

Friday, November 16, 2007

Manipal AcuNova, a Bangalore, India-based CRO has acquired ECRON GmbH a of CRO based in Frankfurt, Germany. The new company will have a combined staff of 265 and will be known as ECRON AcuNova. It will provide services for phase I through IV global studies, including project management, data management, biostatistics, medical writing, central lab and BA/BE.

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