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ACRES Blue Cloud IT Platform provides shared interface for clinical researchers


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : March 30, 2015 9:19 am : Centerwatch

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Cambridge, Mass.-based clinical research nonprofit organization, has launched ACRES BlueCloud, the first phase implementation of a shared multi-user interface to allow sponsors, CROs, regulatory agencies, funding agencies and IRBs to access millions of verifiable professional experience and training credentials, enabling long-sought sharing and mutual recognition of those credentials by multiple stakeholders.



AcelRx restructures, reduces workforce 36%


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : March 30, 2015 9:17 am : Centerwatch

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, a California-based specialty pharma focused on development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute pain, has restructured its work force as part of a plan to reduce operating costs and focus its financial and development resources on working with the FDA to seek marketing approval for Zalviso, as well as to continue the development of ARX-04.



NIH awards $9M to speed development of health technologies


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : March 30, 2015 9:13 am : Centerwatch

The NIH has selected three new proof-of-concept hubs to help speed the translation of basic biomedical discoveries into commercial products, such as new drugs, devices and diagnostics, to improve patient care and enhance health. The hubs are part of the NIH-supported Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) program and will be funded $9 million over three years.



Glenn Kerkhof appointed chairman of the board


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : March 30, 2015 6:05 am : Centerwatch

George Clinical, a CRO focused on clinical development in the Asia-Pacific region, has appointed Glenn Kerkhof chairman of its board.



Why we need more older patients in clinical trials


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : March 30, 2015 3:00 am : Centerwatch

As our population ages and medical advances increase life expectancy, drug developers are facing an emerging gap in clinical research: lack of evidence to guide treatment decisions for people over 65.


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