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SNM's Clinical Trials Network expands European membership of PET biomarker manufacturers

Reston, Va.SNM's Clinical Trials Network today announced that several leading commercial providers of PET radiopharmaceuticals in Europe have registered their manufacturing sites with the network. SNM's Clinical Trials Network is an initiative designed to address the need for streamlined drug disc...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

Announcement comes day after first such program in world started in Australia WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is readying its first human trials of an experimental vaccine to protect against the H1N1 swine flu virus, officials announced Wednesday. Two possib...

NIAID set to launch clinical trials to test 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine candidates

Scientists in a network of medical research institutions across the United States are set to begin a series of clinical trials to gather critical data about influenza vaccines, including two candidate H1N1 flu vaccines. The research will be under the direction of the National Institute of Allergy ...

World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

Results won't be known for about six weeks, manufacturers say,, WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Two Australian biotechnology companies have started inoculating adult volunteers in the world's first H1N1 swine flu vaccine trials, with the hope of producing an effective shot again...

PRA International to Host Audio Conference: Oncology Trials in 2009 - Challenges & Innovative Approaches

RALEIGH, N.C., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, will host an audio conference entitled "Oncology Trials in 2009 - Challenges & Innovative Approaches" on July 28, 2009. In this audio conference, Dr. Ute Berger, Vice President and He...

Lexi-Comp Expands iPhone™ Offering to Include Free Trials and Multi-Year Subscriptions

Users can now download a 30-day free trial of Lexi-Comp databases for the iPhone and iPod® touch Hudson, OH (PRWEB) July 20, 2009 -- Lexi-Comp, Inc., a provider of clinical reference information for healthcare professionals, has expanded its popular iPhone product o...

NOSCAR announces NOTES multicenter human trials in the US

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 10, 2009 The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announces the first Natural Orific...

NOSCAR(R) Announces NOTES(R) Multicenter Human Trials in the U.S.

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research(R) (NOSCAR(R)), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announce...

Forest Laboratories Announces Positive Top-line Data from Two Pivotal Phase III Trials of Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) Requiring Hospitalization

Ceftaroline Met Primary Objective and Achieved High Clinical Cure Rates in Adult Patients Hospitalized for Moderate to Severe CABP NEW YORK, June 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) announced today positive results from two global multi-center Phase III...

CenterWatch to Introduce Key Findings from Surveys on Physician Referrals to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Volunteer Experiences at DIA Meeting

CenterWatch will present never-before released results from two annual surveys at the upcoming DIA Meeting in San Diego, Calif. Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) June 18, 2009 -- CenterWatch , a global source for clinical trials information, will present never-before released resu...

Hebrew University research leads to advanced trials of new cancer treatment

Jerusalem, June 14, 2009 Research by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor has led to the development of a product that has been shown in clinical trials to be successful in halting the growth of various types of cancer cells. The research, conducted by Prof. Avraham Hochberg of the Silbe...

Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack

- SYNCHRONY Study Published in The Lancet Supports Cardio-Protective Potential of Aleglitazar - NUTLEY, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced it will start Phase III clinical investigations for aleglitazar, its innovative PPAR co-agonist R1439 which is uniquely designed to reduce...

Medizone Announces a Second Round of Trials Have Begun.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MZEI) is pleased to announce the commencement of a second series of laboratory trials of the Company's AsepticSure hospital sterilization technology, which is intended to build upon the success of ...

Drug Trials Show Modest Gains Against Lung Cancer

Alimta, Zactima extend survival but cure remains out of reach, studies show SATURDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain drugs offer incremental yet significant improvements in pushing back advanced lung cancer. That's the conclusion of studies presented Saturday at the annual meeti...

Results from 8 late-breaking clinical trials presented at Heart Failure 2009

Results and updates from eight studies were presented during a late-breaking trials session at Heart Failure 2009. Reviewing them at a press conference, Professor John McMurray, President of the Heart Failure Association, described the trials' objectives and main implications. A multicentre stu...

Studies show LAM patients participate in clinical trials to help others, not themselves

CINCINNATITwo recent studies by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) bring to light interesting findings about the diagnosis of the rare lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ( LAM) and the reasons LAM patients participate in research studies. Brent Kinder, MD, Frank McCormack, MD,...

Participants in antidepressant drug trials are atypical patients, UT Southwestern researchers report

DALLAS May 13, 2009 One reason antidepressant medication treatments do not work as well in real life as they do in clinical studies could be the limited type of study participants selected, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. "We are basing our judgment of clinical care ...

'Phase 0' Trials Aim to Speed Cancer Drug Development

Report on first such study involves effort to improve chemotherapy effectiveness FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Even after years of painstaking research and testing, only a small percentage of cancer agents make it from the laboratory to the patient. So scientists have come up wi...

MTV Brings The Trials and Tribulations of Steve-O to Life in 'Steve-O: Demise and Rise' Airing on Sunday, May 3rd at 10:00pm ET/PT

"Steve-O: Demise and Rise" Is The Latest In A Series of Self-Doc Programming Set To Air On The Network NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV continues to experiment and break the mold in documentary filmmaking with the release of " Steve-O: Demise and Rise, " a self-documented look inside t...

SNM clinical trials network expands phantom program for evaluating imaging centers

Reston, Va.The SNM Clinical Trials Network has announced that a prototype clinical PET oncology imaging simulatoror "phantom"has been successfully scanned and imaged at four imaging centers. SNM intends to deliver and scan the phantom at an additional 20 imaging centers by the end of September. ...

Australian clinical trials threatened: Jobs and patient access to new treatments at stake

Last week's Pharmaceutical Industry Council R&D Taskforce forum demonstrated that Australian clinical research is facing challenging times. AccessCR is encouraging increased government support for and community participation in trials, in order to increase trial activity, by championing the 2009 C...

Cleveland Trials Set In Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) Gadolinium MRI Side Effects Cases

Two attorneys from Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP are serving as Liaison Counsel and taking active roles in the Federal Court litigation involving gadolinium MRI contrast agent side effects and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis . The Federal Judge presiding over these cases has set four gado...

Stemedica Advances its Certification to Become a Licensed Manufacturer of Adult Stem Cells for U.S. Based Clinical Trials

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has filed with the Food and Drug Branch of the State of California's Department of Public Health for certification as a licensed manufacturer of adult stem cells for U.S.-based Phase I and Phase II Clinical Trials. ...

Many Clinical Trials Moving Overseas

Study says trend raises ethical, medical issues WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new report contends many clinical drug trials are now being run outside the United States and in far reaches of the globe, and that the trend raises troubling ethical and medical issues. The im...

Cambridge Healthtech Media Group Launches Clinical Trials Web Site

Cambridge Healthtech Media Group, the publisher of Bio-IT World magazine, today announced the launch of a new website devoted to exclusive coverage of the clinical research enterprise --www.ecliniqua.com. Needham, MA (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 -- Cambridge Healthtech Med...

ClearTrial to Provide Guidelines for Accurately Forecasting and Budgeting Adaptive Clinical Trials at CBI Conference

ClearTrial will examine solutions to the budgeting, forecasting, and operational planning challenges presented by adaptive studies. These challenges include creating multiple and varied trial scenarios accounting for shifting resource allocations, timelines, treatment arms, and more. ...

Annual SNM MI summit introduces the clinical trials network

RESTON, Va.SNM will devote its annual Molecular Imaging Summit to introducing the new SNM Clinical Trials Network, Feb. 8𔃇, 2009, at the Hilton Clearwater Hotel, Clearwater, Fl. In part, the program will explain requirements of participation in the Clinical Trials Network, which was designe...

PRA Expands Capabilities to Execute Multinational Trials in Asia

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, has announced a strategic partnership with LSK Global Pharma Services and Mediscience Planning. The partnership between PRA Taiwan (the Taiwanese subsidiary of PRA International), Mediscience a...

Thomson Reuters White Paper Explores the Role of Biomarkers in Clinical Trials and Drug Development

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced that it has published a new white paper on the topic of biomarkers drawing on expert insight from academics and key players in the pharmaceuticals industry. Called "Biomarkers: An Indispensable Addition to ...

Pexiganan Phase 3 Clinical Trials Results Published in December Issue of CID

Experts assess likelihood of use to treat mildly infected diabetic foot ulcers based upon data from randomized, controlled, double-blinded multi-center clinical trials of pexiganan cream DALLAS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) an...

Heart regenerates after infarction -- first trials with mice

Up until today scientists assumed that the adult heart is unable to regenerate. Now, researchers and cardiologists from the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and the Charit Universittsmedizin Berlin (Germany) have been able to show that this dogma no longer holds true. D...

Promising trials of malaria vaccine lead to calls for Phase 3 development

Experts are recommending that a malaria vaccine progress to Phase 3 trials following the successful trial of the RTS, S/AS01E malaria vaccine among 5-17 month old children in Korogwe, Tanzania and coastal Kenya, which is reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) . In a sepa...

Bio-Imaging Technologies Partners with AG Mednet to Offer Complete Imaging Solution for Clinical Trials : --Partnership Increases Trial Efficiency and Enhances Data Quality--

Bio-Imaging Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:BITI), a healthcare contract service organization that supports product development for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced it has partnered with AG Mednet, a global diagnostic imaging network, to provide a comple...

Horizon Therapeutics announces 2 pivotal HZT-501 Phase 3 trials meet primary endpoints

Horizon Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced that two pivotal Phase 3 trials evaluating its lead investigational product candidate, HZT 501, met all primary endpoints. HZT 501, a novel, proprietary fixed-dose combination product containing ibuprofen and ...

Bradmer to present poster on progression free survival and overall survival data from Neuradiab(TM) Phase II trials at Society for Neuro-Oncology Meeting

TSX: BMR TORONTO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of cancer therapies, announced today that it will be presenting an abstract on the Phase II data from Neuradiab(TM) at the Societ...

PARI Pharma Completes Successful Clinical Trials for Tobramycin 100 & Investigational eFlow for CF

MONTEREY, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PARI Pharma GmbH has successfully completed Phase I and Phase II clinical trials comparing its proprietary PARI Tobramycin 100 (150mg/1.5mL) formulation delivered via a customized Investigational eFlow Nebulizer System to TOBI (tobramycin 300mg/5mL) de...

Age is not a key factor in cancer survival, but clinical trials exclude older patients

Age is not an independent factor in cancer survival rates and should not influence decisions about how to treat older patients, according to a study in the November issue of IJCP , the Independent Journal of Clinical Practice . A team of hospital and University-based researchers from Barcelon...

First Results from Hospital Trials Show Pathogens Stay Close to Patients

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary results from U.S. Department of Defense-funded clinical trials indicate that commonly touched surfaces in intensive care unit rooms are contaminated with high levels of potentially dangerous bacteria. The findings, reported in a poster session at t...

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. to Initiate Clinical Trials For New Antibiotic Combination

China's SFDA Approves Entry into Clinical Trials on Schedule HAIKOU CITY, China, Oct. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. ("China Pharma") (OTC Bulletin Board: CPHI), which develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded bio-pharmaceutical products in ...

Improved rodent trials can speed cancer drug development

Better design of rodent trials could reduce the cost and time required for cancer drug development, according to a commentary in the October 28 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Cancer drug development is a multistep process that involves in vitro tests, animal stu...
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