clinical research organization

Science Exchange built to help researchers find experts and cut costs

Elizabeth Iorns, co-founder and CEO of Science Exchange, created an online marketplace for researchers to solve her own problem. At the time she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “My research hit a roadblock every time I needed to conduct experiments that were outside my field of expertise,” […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Still in the renal denervation space? Startups, consider adaptive trial design, CRO says

After Medtronic‘s (MDT) January announcement it’s halting renal denervation trials and BSX and Covidien following suit, the medical blogosphere erupted, proclaiming the “fall” of renal denervation. It seems to be more than a little premature, considering there are other forms of renal denervation than RF (such as ReCor‘s ultrasound method) and other potential uses than for hypertension. […]


CRO Inclinix merges with clinical trials site operator PMG Research

Clinical research organization Inclinix is merging with PMG Research in the latest merger and acquisition deal to hit the CRO space. Inclinix provides clinical trial recruitment services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. PMG Research operates a network of clinical research sites to run clinical trials in the Southeast United States. The merger was […]


PPD names Pfizer executive David Simmons its new CEO

Clinical research organization PPD has hired a Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) veteran to become its new CEO. David Simmons brings 15 years experience at the world’s largest pharmaceutical company to PPD, which is one of the largest CROs in the pharmaceutical services industry. The CEO post became vacant after PPD was taken private in a $3.9 billion […]


Why Quintiles hired a CEO with no CRO or pharma experience

Quintiles‘ new CEO Tom Pike brings to the clinical research organization nearly 30 years experience — but none of that time was spent at a CRO or a pharmaceutical company. Pike spent 22 years at management consulting firm Accenture (NYSE:ACN). He was named today the successor to Dennis Gillings, who has led Quintiles since he […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Medical device CRO genae hires chief medical officer

Cardiovascular medical devices clinical research organization genae has hired a new chief medical officer. The CRO, which is based in Belgium and last year established a U.S. headquarters in Cleveland, has hired Dr. Catalina Trana for the role, according to a statement. Trana’s responsibilities will include all clinical, safety and risk management related to genae’s […]


Bankruptcy court extends Cetero bidding deadline to May 11

Cetero Research‘s unsecured creditors will have a little more time to prepare a bid to buy the bankrupt clinical research organization. The bankruptcy court has extended the bid deadline for the CRO by 11 days to May 11, Outsourcing Pharma, reported. Unsecured creditors of Cetero last week asked the court for an extension, claiming the […]