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Illumina teams with AstraZeneca, J&J and Sanofi on cancer diagnostic

Illumina has laid the groundwork for increased use of next-generation sequencing in clinical research by striking a deal with Big Pharma, which could result in the company disrupting diagnostics using its dominance in NGS.

Intel to apply wearables, cloud storage and analytics to Parkinson's research

Intel has spent the past year adding tools for gathering and analyzing data, notably by taking a stake in Cloudera and buying Basis. And the strategy now has a major test case, with the Michael J. Fox Foundation teaming up with Intel to remotely monitor people with Parkinson's disease.

Biopharma searching for right balance in addressing social media use by trial participants

A Wall Street Journal feature this week on researchers' long-standing concerns about the consequences of patients talking about clinical trials online digs into how biopharma companies are tapping technology to counter concerns about unblinding and manipulating inclusion/exclusion criteria.

Google-backed service provider gives clients direct control of robot-run lab

While virtual biotechs and the service providers that support them have been around for years, Transcriptic and rival West Coast startups think they can improve the model through automation. And having raised cash from Google's venture unit and struck deals with some elite academic centers, Transcriptic is now rolling out the next phase of its plan.

Database provides fresh evidence of effect of diabetes drugs on Alzheimer's

This week a German team presented data from a database analysis study that found a link between a diabetes drug and a slight dip in the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Curelauncher targeting Big Pharma co's with 'Match.com for trials' service

If the Michigan-based company--which describes itself as "Match.com for clinical trials"--achieves its goal, it will have doubled the number of top-5 companies on its books.

Big Pharma consortium adds redaction of trial information to list of initiatives

While PhRMA, EFPIA and other trade groups have established positions on trial data transparency, Big Pharma consortium TransCelerate BioPharma has been on the periphery of the public debate. Behind the scenes though it has been looking into the best way to redact information--and has shared its thoughts on the topic with the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

EMA backtracks on clinical trial data download ban

The controversy surrounding the European Medicines Agency's trial data transparency draft terms put this week's management board meeting in the spotlight, with campaigners hoping the regulator would rethink its policy. And to an extent, the EMA did, but the compromise it proposed is unlikely to fully satisfy either side of the debate.

CamCog adds iPad trial tech for cognitive safety, abuse potential

Cambridge Cognition has introduced two iPad-based products for use in clinical trials.

Medidata, Parexel jostle for position in risk-based monitoring market

The potential cost savings generated by risk-based monitoring of clinical trials has led some to tip it as a way to significantly streamline pharma's flabby studies. And that potential has lured tech providers, with Medidata and Parexel both advancing their claims on the market this week.