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Bioinformatics leads UCSD team to ovarian cancer biomarkers

A team at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), has found biomarkers for ovarian tumors by mining two National Institutes of Health-sponsored databases. The bioinformatics-enabled research program has raised expectations that earlier diagnoses of ovarian cancer can be made, an advance that could improve outcomes in a tough therapeutic indication.

Medidata links its cloud platform to Apple's ResearchKit

Medidata has connected its Clinical Cloud to Apple's ResearchKit. The link means researchers can feed data gathered by ResearchKit apps into Medidata's cloud platform, where the information can be integrated with other sources of clinical trial results.

Congress keeps trial data sharing plan in slimmed-down 21st Century Cures Act

Legislation that would mandate the creation of a system to share de-identified clinical trial data has moved a step closer to coming into force. The text is included in the latest draft of the 21st Century Cures Act, which is almost 200 pages shorter than the original proposal.

Lilly, Novartis and Pfizer give trial-patient matching tech to TrialReach

Eli Lilly, Novartis and Pfizer have found a new home for the tech they created to improve ClinicalTrials.gov. The group is giving what it has achieved to date to TrialReach, a tech company developing a patient-focused clinical trial discovery platform.

WHO calls for easy linking of bibliographic databases to trial registries

The World Health Organization has updated its position on the disclosure of clinical trial data. Having advocated greater use of registries back in 2005, WHO now wants to see the establishment of a more integrated IT system that includes data from new and old clinical trials.

Peking University inks Medidata deal as China inches into eClinical era

Peking University Clinical Research Institute is trying to drag China into the eClinical era by expanding its alliance with Medidata. Under the terms of the revised relationship, the partners will help local drug developers access electronic data capture tools and other eClinical technologies.

Celgene, Genentech back clinical trial enrollment challenge

Celgene and Genentech are funding a clinical trial innovation prize focused on doubling the rate of participation in studies of cancer drugs. The project is challenging the crowd to submit ideas and evidence of their effectiveness in return for the chance to land a piece of the $75,000 prize kitty.

AstraZeneca's rapid-fire IT dealmaking continues with Elixir hookup

AstraZeneca is extending its use of Elixir Software's R&D workflow-management software, in part to support communication while it is moving its focal point in the United Kingdom from Alderley Park to Cambridge.

Sanofi-backed virtual trial gets green light in Europe

A Sanofi-backed consortium has won clearance to run a virtual diabetes trial in Europe. The regulatory nod reportedly marks the first time European authorities have green-lit a clinical trial with full electronic informed consent.

FDA seeks budget boost for precision medicine IT infrastructure

The FDA has requested $2 million in President Obama's 2016 budget to build precision medicine-related IT infrastructure. The regulator highlighted cloud computing and data security as areas in which it needs to improve.