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Summer 2007
At the cutting edge of the latest industry developments, Samedan is adept at keeping the information you need at your fingertips. ICT provides a unique platform of communication for the market across Europe, North America and the rest of the developed world. To find out what's hot in the world of pharmaceuticals, take a look below at the range of articles featured in this issue of ICT
   
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Regulatory & Business Practice
Study sites are regularly blamed by the industry for their incomplete knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements, whilst sponsors are accused of using tricky and difficult-to-understand legal jargon. In Building Consensus, Henry Yau at the Clinical Trials Centre proposes clinical trial agreements as a holistic solution to industry conflict  
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Clinical Trial Management
The heavy economic burden on health resources caused by adverse drug reactions means that the importance of drug safety cannot be overstated. In Not Just a Phase, Stuart Mair at Charles River Laboratories Clinical Services says the proof is in the planning and design during early drug development  
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In Image Conscious, Gunter Bellaire of Perceptive Informatics reflects on the features of a centralised imaging review in multicentre trials – a process driving forward the standardisation of image acquisition and independence from clinical patient information – that supports the objectivity of image analysis  
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Get research right, and not only will it allow you to designate recruitment tactics customised to the specific needs of each country, but it will also inform the cultural adaptation of the recruitment message. BBK Worldwide’s Elizabeth Gargill gets us Ready to Recruit  
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Since the mid-1990s, clinical research has expanded rapidly in Central and Eastern Europe. In Going Further East in CEE, Anna Anokhina and Dmitry Meshkov of MQ Quest Inc investigate the status of clinical studies in CEE and assess the mechanisms supporting further development of clinical trials  
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Faced with a drug development process running over budget and delivering too few approved novel compounds, Tom Parke of Tessella calls for adaptive clinical trials to radically overhaul the whole clinical trial sector, in Value Added Trials  
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eCLINICAL
Making time and quality improvements, whilst maintaining the integrity of the overall process, are enduring goals for clinical research teams. In an attempt to break the mould, Hui Li and Eva Miller of ALMAC Clinical Technologies discover new ways to leverage resources, in Clinical Teams and Tools  
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Technology is already playing a pivotal role in facilitating and speeding up both internal and external communication processes. Multi-site and multicountry pharmaceutical organisations are turning to truly global virtual teams to keep up with the pressure to modernise, explains Michael McGrath and Tom O’Leary of ICON, in The Driving Force of Technology  
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In the past decade CDISC has been developing and establishing standards that facilitate the collection, exchange, reporting and submission of clinical data, whilst formulating standardised terminology for such processes. In The Happy Couple, Katrien Vermeiren of SGS Life Science Services reiterates the benefits of close collaboration between the EDC providers and sponsors  
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Few dispute that EDC provides real-time access to more accurate data, shortening the clinical trial timeframe and automatically generating some level of cost savings. David Laky of eResearchTechnology, Inc, books an Appointment at the eClinic  
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THERAPEUTICS
As cancer clinical research continues to look for better identification of patients who respond to treatment, in Signature Dish, Marc Buyse of the International Drug Development Institute outlines developments in molecular profiling as a targeted therapy for early breast cancer  
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Labs & Logistics
With growth expected within the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions to be around 40 per cent of clinical trial activities by 2011, Jonathan Blamey and Chris Tierney of DHL Healthcare focus on the key areas for logistics providers offering services for clinical trials, in Part of the Process  
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Edited by
Dr Graham Hughes
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News and Press Releases

BioIVT Acquires UK-based Clinical Trials Laboratory Services

BioIVT, a leading provider of research models and services for drug development, today announced that it has acquired Clinical Trials Laboratory Services (CTLS), a donor center and laboratory based in London, UK. CTLS provides dedicated high-quality serum, plasma and blood collection services. It also offers full-service cell processing capabilities on site.
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White Papers

PROTEIN:PROTEIN INTERACTION ANALYSIS

IBA GmbH

Groth et al., 2007 and Jasencakova et al., 2010 Protein:protein-interactions (PPI) govern almost all important processes in living organisms. Thus, their rapid and accurate determination and investigation is a major challenge in life sciences. The extremely efficient and fast One-STrEP (Twin-Strep) system is suitable for the isolation of functional protein complexes and subsequent mass spectrometry analysis leads to the identification of protein complex components (Junttila et al., 2005) as it is shown in the following studies.
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Industry Events

Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe 2018

27-29 November 2018, CCIB, Barcelona

Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe is back – and bigger than ever. Europe’s most complete clinical meeting is bringing together 1000+ of the industry’s leading experts this November for it’s 17th annual gathering, and you’re invited!
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