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Pearl IRB granted AAHRPP accreditation


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : February 26, 2015 9:32 am : Centerwatch

Pearl IRB, an Indianapolis-based provider of central IRB review services, has received accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Pearl IRB earned this distinction in December 2014 by demonstrating extensive safeguards in all levels of the research operations and abiding by high standards of excellence for all research.



Roche, BioMed X collaborate to develop nanomaterial-based biosensors


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : February 26, 2015 9:30 am : Centerwatch

Roche and BioMed X, a collaboration model at the interface between academia and industry based in Heidelberg, Germany, have entered into a collaboration agreement to establish a research group focusing on the development of a novel sensor technology platform based on new nanomaterials such as graphene.



Recursion Pharmaceuticals wins $1.5M NIH grant for rare diseases


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : February 26, 2015 9:28 am : Centerwatch

Recursion Pharmaceuticals, an emerging biotech company founded in 2013 based on technology developed at the University of Utah, has been awarded $1.46 million from the NIH via the National Center for Accelerating Translational Sciences (NCATS). Just over half of the award is available in the first year; the rest will come through in year two pending availability of funds and project progress. The award will support the further development of Recursion’s Drug Screening Platform for hundreds of rare genetic diseases.



Huntingdon Life Sciences, Harlan Laboratories to rebrand


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : February 26, 2015 9:21 am : Centerwatch

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) and Harlan Laboratories will formally merge under one brand to reflect a new integrated management structure and broader product and service offerings of the combined organizations.



FDA approves new antibacterial drug Avycaz


CenterWatch News Online Headlines : February 26, 2015 7:12 am : Centerwatch

The FDA has approved Avycaz (ceftazidime-avibactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI), in combination with metronidazole, and complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including kidney infections (pyelonephritis), who have limited or no alternative treatment options.  


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