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Health research is thriving in the UK with more people taking part in NHS clinical research than ever before, new figures from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) show. more

Analysis

In this online exclusive, Mike Novotny of Medrio, looks at the rise of real-world data as a result of patient centric approaches and movement towards precision medicine, and how new tech may help with collection and analysis. more

Opinion

Late clinical-stage nanomedicine company, Nanobiotix, has announced its cooperation with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to run immunotherapeutic pre-clinical research combining NBTXR3 — the company’s lead product — with Nivolumab. more

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SCORR Marketing, health science marketing and communications firm, has released a new survey report evaluating how satisfied employees of the clinical research industry are and whether salary is an indicator of job satisfaction. more

Analysis

Clinical research infrastructure provider, Elligo Health Research, has announced a new partnership with PatientLink Enterprises, to connect physicians and patients to treatment options more

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Global contract research organisation with a focus on medical devices and IVDs, Factory CRO, has acquired MileStone Research Organization — a San Diego based company. more

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an award to clinical research infrastructure provider, Elligo Health Research to evaluate a harmonised data model that will help in the safety assessment of new oncology therapies. more

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Researchers from London have evaluated a new class of antibiotic, closthioamide (CTA), as a potential treatment for gonorrhoea, finding that it has high anti-gonococcal activity in vitro. more

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Crown Bioscience has announced the publication of two new scientific papers indicating that the FATZO model is a significantly improved rodent model for obesity, dysmetabolism and type 2 diabetes for pre-clinical studies. more

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Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have developed a new concept that may lead to the discovery of universal anti-influenza drugs, according to findings recently published in the journal Virology. more

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Astellas Pharma and Pfizer have announced an amendment to the clinical research protocol for the Phase III PROSPER trial evaluating XTANDI (enzalutamide) in patients with non-metastatic (M0) castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) more

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According to recently published research in the British Journal of General Practice raised platelet count (thrombocytosis) is a risk marker of cancer in adults and is worthy of further investigation for the prediction of underlying malignancy. more

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Researchers from Yale have found that changes to the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles may improve specificity of drug delivery. The study was recently published in Nature Communications. more

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Scientists from the University of Cambridge are beginning a trial to examine whether Zika virus could be used as a cancer cure for patients with brain tumours. more

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Researchers from the Northwestern University in Illinois, USA, have found that encapsulating ibuprofen in a sugar based metal-organic framework (MOF) makes the drug last twice as long as ibuprofen salts alone. more

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Provider of ethical research review serving 2,300 academic medical centres (AMCs) and hospitals, Western IRB (WIRB), has formed an alliance with Huron. more

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Boyds has joined CTD Holdings’ International Clinical Program team, along with Aptus Clinical and KJC Statistics, to develop orphan drug Trappsol Cyclo with Accenture. more

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Kayentis, a French software provider specialising in solutions for clinical trials, has just finished putting together its strategic committee. more

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Pause for thought: Silvio Severini, managing director, Techorizon, looks at technology in clinical research and asks if it’s time for a new way of thinking more

Technology

Clinical research undertaken through IITs must be based on the need to address meaningful scientific and/or clinical objectives supported by valid scientific designs while respecting the privacy rights, safety and welfare of patients. more