September 2008

Guest Commentary: Clinical Trial Grant Writing

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Grant writing is a fundamental skill for every clinical researcher who seeks funding to conduct trials and advance medical care. Most grant reviewers have a limited amount of time to sift through a large number of proposals, so grants that are poorly written, disorganized or missing important information are likely to garner only a brief glance before being passed over. One way to guarantee your grant stands out compared to the rest is to make sure the statistical component of your study is well designed, complete, and clearly stated.

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Stay Granted in Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Trial Case

Friday, September 19, 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has granted PTC Therapeutics’ request for a stay of the Federal District Court’s decision on August 20 that would have forced the biotech company to provide its experimental drug PTC124 to 16-year-old Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient Jacob Gunvalson outside its clinical trial process.

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MMG Partners With Exco InTouch

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Global patient recruitment and retention firm MMG has partnered with Exco InTouch to provide mobile messaging services to its sponsor clients. According to the Rockville, Md.-based company, Exco’s mobile technology will enable sponsors to quickly identify and pre-screen potential subjects for clinical studies, as well as provide ongoing contact with patients via mobile messages, reducing the amount of input required from study organizers.

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eTrials Names Permanent CFO

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

etrials, a Morrisville, NC-based eClinical company, named Joseph (Jay) Trepanier II permanent secretary and CFO, replacing James Clark, who resigned in May. Trepanier had been serving as interim secretary and CFO since May and had previously been etrials’ corporate controller and vice president of finance. etrials is currently in the midst of a CEO search, following the sudden resignation of Eugene Chip” Jennings in July. Vice president of technology Chuck Piccirillo serves as interim CEO.

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