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With PhIII trial coming up, Infinity strikes risk-based monitoring deal with Medidata

Infinity Pharmaceuticals has added risk-based monitoring (RBM) to the suite of eClinical tools it sources from Medidata. The expansion of the 10-year relationship gives Infinity access to RBM technology at a time when it is gearing up for a Phase III cancer trial.

Quintiles tweaks Apple's ResearchKit for use in biopharma-sponsored trials

Quintiles has made changes to Apple's open-source ResearchKit framework. The CRO made the enhancements--the code for which it released on the GitHub repository--to make Apple's platform more suitable for the trials it oversees.

WuXi NextCODE lands starring role in 100,000 Genomes Project

Genomics England has selected WuXi NextCODE as its first partner for the clinical interpretation of cancer samples processed by the massive sequencing project it is overseeing. WuXi NextCODE is also applying its technology to the interpretation of genomic data from rare disease patients.

FDA seeks industry feedback on virtual and BYOD clinical trials

The FDA is trying to learn more about virtual clinical trials, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model of provisioning and other aspects of today's tech-enabled research environment. The regulator has set up a docket to gather feedback on how researchers are using technology and what barriers are stopping more widespread adoption.

Simulations Plus introduces clinical trial data analysis software

The software, called PKPlus, is seen by Simulations Plus as a way to step up competition in the market for noncompartmental analysis software.

Number of clinical trials to use wearables nears 300

In recent years, the use of wearables in clinical trials has gone from being an attractive but untested idea to an emerging part of the research toolkit. Now, Bloomberg has tallied up just how many trials are building the devices into their protocols: 299.

Adaptimmune poaches GSK vet to lead biometrics team

Immuno-oncology player Adaptimmune has dipped into the ranks of its Big Pharma partner GlaxoSmithKline to find a leader for its biometrics team. The move sees Trupti Trivedi join Adaptimmune as VP, head of biometrics.

Thermo Fisher rolls out Ion S5 sequencer in play for clinical trial sector

Thermo Fisher has stepped up its attempts to capture the targeted sequencing market with the introduction of the Ion S5 system. The next-generation sequencing system is pitched squarely at clinical trials and other fields in which a quick, affordable snapshot of a panel of genes is needed.

Mytrus makes electronic informed consent breakthrough in U.K.

The movement to shift informed consent in clinical trials from paper forms to electronic devices has notched up another victory. Mytrus and an unnamed top-10 pharma company made the advance by becoming the first organizations to win clearance to use e-consent in a trial in the United Kingdom.

Boehringer upgrades study startup software tool

Boehringer Ingelheim has upgraded to the latest version of InnovoCommerce's innovoPOINT.