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Patient Recruitment

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Icon rolls out some new patient-consent tech with a focus on education

Icon, at work on new approaches to educating potential study participants, launched a new technology designed to inform patients of the possible risks and benefits of a clinical trial before they meet with a physician.

Parexel stretches out its site network to speed up enrollment

CRO giant Parexel International has expanded its Rolodex of clinical trial sites to more than 180 around the world, a network the company says allows it to more quickly find patients for studies.

TrialReach raises $13.5M to connect patients with studies

London startup TrialReach hauled in $13.5 million in Series B cash, funds that will help expand its technology designed to connect patients with their ideal clinical trials.

Merck survey finds patients willing to share NGS data with pharma companies

With pharma companies fretting about the cost of co-developing biomarkers for cancer drugs during early development, Merck staffers have proposed a novel solution: Pay for patients to have their tumors sequenced. Survey data suggest patients are open to the idea.

Recruitment specialist Trialbee snags a deal with AstraZeneca

Trialbee, a Swedish patient-recruitment outfit, has added AstraZeneca to its client roster, bringing its direct-to-patient technology to the U.K. drugmaker.

AstraZeneca taps Trialbee for online patient recruitment

Trialbee has added another large pharma to its list of clients, with AstraZeneca following Novo Nordisk in signing up to work with the online trial recruitment specialist. The AstraZeneca deal spans multiple regions, therapeutic areas and phases of clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic to apply IBM's Watson to matching patients to trials

Mayo Clinic and IBM have teamed up to apply cutting-edge technology to the age-old problem of enrolling patients into clinical trials. Starting next year Mayo Clinic will use IBM's supercomputer Watson to automatically match patients to clinical trials.

INC Research partners up to improve clinical trial sites

Global CRO INC Research has teamed up with a trade group of clinical research sites, lending its expertise in an effort to better integrate sponsors, CROs and investigators in the R&D process.

TKL cuts the ribbon on a new Phase I operation

Contract outfit TKL Research has opened a new early-phase-focused clinic in Northern New Jersey, looking to capitalize on demand for Phase I services as it expands its footprint.

Survey: Public enthusiastic--but wary--about sharing personal health data

With the likes of Pfizer keen for clinical trial participants to track their personal health data--and Apple and Google readying to provide the technology--mobile and wearables look set to make an impact on research. But does the public want to give researchers access to their data?