Icon to implement Intel's AI-enabled remote monitoring platform for clinical trials

Icon to implement Intel's AI-enabled remote monitoring platform for clinical trials

Icon has reached a preliminary agreement with Intel to use the Intel Pharma Analytics Platform in clinical trials. Launched in 2013, the Intel platform can continuously monitor and collect clinical data from study participants using sensors, wearables and other mobile technologies. A dedicated phone application helps patients manage medications and submit patient-reported outcomes. It also […]

Creation of Inceptua Clinical Trial Services Marks New Era for the Company

Creation of Inceptua Clinical Trial Services Marks New Era for the Company

Since the founding in 1997, Inceptua Group – headquartered in Luxembourg – has grown to become one of the leading global players in the clinical trial services market, offering reliable sourcing and logistics expertise for comparator drugs, clinical trial supplies, and clinical manufacturing services. “The name change marks the shift from Multipharma to Inceptua and […]

OpGen Completes Rapid Testing Clinical Trial in Colombia and Expands International Operations

OpGen Completes Rapid Testing Clinical Trial in Colombia and Expands International Operations

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPGN) OpGen announced today that it successfully completed a prospective clinical trial evaluating the impact of using rapid diagnostic testing for identification and treatment of bacteremia and fungemia in hospital intensive care units in Colombia. The study showed significant improvement in survival and reductions in […]

Clinical Trial Recruitment Firm Doubles its Footprint in NoMad

Clinical Trial Recruitment Firm Doubles its Footprint in NoMad

Trialspark, a health care technology firm, has signed a 5,702-square-foot lease at Kaufman Organization’s 45 West 27th Street to double its footprint in the building less than a year after moving in, Commercial Observer has learned. The company will take the entire ninth floor of the 12-story building, according to information provided by the landlord. […]

Cancer clinical trials test immune therapy in OKC

Cancer clinical trials test immune therapy in OKC

Oklahoma City — Therapies that use the immune system to kill cancer have produced exciting results, but they still fail for more than half of patients. Researchers at Stephenson Cancer Center are trying to improve the odds through clinical trials testing new drugs and combinations, as well as figuring out why some patients benefit. Drugs […]

OncoBreak: Clinical Trial Barriers; Healthy Cancer Patients; Marriage and Melanoma

OncoBreak: Clinical Trial Barriers; Healthy Cancer Patients; Marriage and Melanoma

An oncologist examines clinicians’ self-imposed barriers to enrolling patients in clinical trials. (ASCO Connection) Yet another strategy offers the promise of delivering cancer drugs more precisely to reduce toxicity. (University of Cardiff) Adolescents and young adults with leukemia have better outcomes when treated at specialized pediatric cancer centers. (American Society of Hematology) The cells that […]

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say

(iStock) The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers report that an esketamine trial resulted in a “rapid improvement in depressive […]

Clinical Trials in Australia

Clinical Trials in Australia

Use the Lexology Navigator tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions.  Clinical trials Authorisation What is the authorisation procedure for conducting clinical trials in your jurisdiction? There are two ways unapproved therapeutic goods may be imported or supplied in Australia for use in a clinical trial: Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) scheme […]

UK to align with EU clinical trial rules after Brexit

UK to align with EU clinical trial rules after Brexit

The UK will align as closely as possible with EU rules on clinical trials following Brexit, the Government has said.  It wasn’t clear how clinical research would be regulated when the UK leaves the EU. This led to concerns that the development of new treatments through clinical trials, including cancer drugs, could be harmed and […]

Injectible drug shown to be effective against lupus in clinical trial

Injectible drug shown to be effective against lupus in clinical trial

April 20 (UPI) — Injections of a new drug therapy benefited patients with a form of lupus in a Phase 3 clinical trial, researchers report. Belimumab was tested in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect virtually any organ — mainly in women. The findings were published this […]