March 2007

INC Research Expands Into India

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Raleigh, N. C.-based CRO, INC Research, has partnered with GVK Biosciences to launch business operations in India using GVK’s facilities in Gurgaon. The new venture will be called INC GVK BIO Private Limited. The plans to open the office were announced to CWWeekly earlier this month during an interview with John Potthoff, Ph.D, president and chief operating officer at INC. Potthoff said that because of increasing demand, INC would be opening up offices in India and Latin America before the end of the year.

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Recent Industry Personnel Changes

Monday, March 26, 2007
  • Premier Research Group, a Philadelphia-based contract research organization (CRO), appointed Troy McCall, Ph.D., as the company’s new chief operating officer. He will be responsible for Premier’s global clinical trial operations. McCall is returning to the company after leaving Premier as vice president of business development to become president and chief executive officer of eClinical firm, Advanced Clinical Research Services (ACRS).

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A New COG Model In Brazil

Friday, March 23, 2007

A new oncology-focused contract research organization (CRO) may have found an ideal way to tap into the large patient population participating in Brazil’s public healthcare system.

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Recent Industry Personnel Changes

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
  • The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) has elected new officers to its board. ACRO elected PharmaNet Development Group’s chief executive officer Jeffery McMullen to head the group as its chairman. David Spaight, president of MDS Pharma Services will assist in that role as chair-elect. McMullen replaces Candace Kendle, co-founder and chief executive officer of Kendle International.

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