INC Research and Inventiv Health to merge

The No. 7 (by revenue) contract research organization, INC Research, and the No. 6 CRO, inVentiv Health, are merging, creating what the company managements expect will be the No. 3 CRO, plus, by virtue of inVentiv’s “contract commercial organization,” a […]

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Clinical trial sites lack accounting resources

Clinical trials churn out furious amounts of data; that’s their purpose, after all. But administering the trial, particularly for stipends and reimbursements for patients, are a non-value-added part of the process. At the same time, trial administrators and sponsors are […]

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Marken launches 24-hour patient call center

Claiming to have the first such service in the clinical logistics industry, Marken (RTP, NC) has started a call center service to coordinate drop-offs and pickups for clinical trial subjects. With the PIC in place, clinical trial sponsors could choose, […]

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The ‘site-less’ clinical trial process moves ahead

A Minnetonka, MN company, Center Point Clinical Services, has been promoting the concept of a “site-less” clinical trial: test materials are shipped directly to patients’ homes, and both principal investigators and “clinical trial research pharmacists” (CTRPs, trained and certified by […]

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