Testing a cheaper way to do clinical research, Pfizer ($PFE) has stumbled in a journey to complete what's been called the first completely virtual clinical trial.
Thomson Reuters has built APIs to streamline access to its vast amounts of data on drug research and development and business intelligence for biopharma customers, the company said. And it turns out that the APIs or application programming interfaces were influenced by the information giant's work with biotech powerhouse Biogen Idec ($BIIB).
After NIH advisers found his cancer informatics program lacking in key areas last year, Kenneth Buetow has headed for the desert to take his new job at Arizona State University.
Drug developers have picked up social media and online tools to find patients for clinical trials, realizing benefits beyond just getting qualified participants into their studies. Groups have found other perks such as the ability to stay connected with patients and build a network of people to tap for future recruitment drives.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the NIH, is joining forces with Health Level Seven International (HL7) to connect trials data with electronic health records, the group announced last month.
The life sciences industry could drive at least a couple trends this year in the mobile tech arena, according to mobihealthnews. In a roundup of a dozen trends to watch this year, the publication...