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BUSINESS AND PEOPLE UPDATE
BioStorage Technologies (Indianapolis, IN) has promoted Lori A. Ball to Chief Operating Officer. Working in the clinical trials industry for more than 25 years, Sandra Forman has been hired by C-TASC (Baltimore, MD) as a Senior Statistician. Previously President of Chiltern International, Aidan Nuttall, PhD, has been named U.S. Office President at Phlexglobal (Bucks, UK). Praxis (Brentwood, TN) has promoted Tracey J. Alderdice to Vice President of Operations, where she will lead the growth and expansion of Praxis’ international recruitment operations. Stephen Johnson has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of OmniComm Systems (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). Ockham Development Group (Cary ,NC), a global CRO and functional service provider organization, has promoted Anthony J. Southers to the role of General Manager, Europe, where he will lead the continued expansion of Ockham’s European operations. Making several new additions, CEDRA Corporation (Austin, TX) has appointed Thomas L. Lloyd Director of Automation for the Bioanalytical Group and John F. Pottier as Senior Director of Business Development in Generics. The European Personalized Medicine Association (Paris,
Lori A. Ball
Aidan Nuttall, PhD
Tracey J. Alderdice
France), has appointed Anne Bruinvels, PhD, as Executive Director and Board Member. In her new position as Director of Global Small Animal Development and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) at Covance (Princeton, NJ), Tacey E. White, PhD, will lead the small animal DART teams in North America and Europe. Joining PPD (Wilmington, NC) is Mike Wilkinson, PhD, as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and Paul Colvin as Executive Vice President of Global Clinical Development. The European Medicines Agency has unanimously reelected Pat O’Mahony, Chief Executive of the Irish Medicines Board, as chair for a second three-year mandate.
• Anne Tomalin, head of i3’s (Basking Ridge, NJ) strategic regulatory services group, was honored with the 2010 Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences Leadership Award at a gala reception during the CSPS 13th Annual Symposium in Richmond, BC. This annual award is bestowed upon a scientist who has demonstrated leadership in advancing the cause of pharmaceutical research and development in Canada.
• Australian CRO Novotech (Sydney, Australia) has joined Medidata Solution’s (New York, NY) ASPire to Win channel partner program, allowing Novotech to offer sponsors a full range of services around the Medidata Rave electronic data capture and clinical data management solution. • Royal Philips Electronics (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Worcester, MA), a U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company,
entered into a joint research agreement to explore the benefits of combining proprietary technologies from both companies for the targeted delivery of experimental therapeutics based on RNA interference. • Chiltern International (London, UK) has formed a partnership with Tayside Academic Health Sciences Center (Dundee, UK)—a joint venture between UK’s NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee—to conduct and support proof of concept and translational medicine studies.
• The FDA and the National Institute of Health launched the Safety Reporting Portal Web site, which features increased accessibility to submit reports concerning FDA-regulated products and allows the public to submit a safety report related to foods, drugs, and veterinary products. • The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (London, UK) has
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• Rabinder Buttar, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CRO ClinTec International (Glasgow, Scotland), has won the Ernst & Young, Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Applied Clinical Trials - August 2010
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From the Editor
Letters to the Editor
View from Washington
View from Brussels
Considerations for Medical Device Trials
Automate Phase I Trials
Business and People Update
Calendar of Events
A Closing Thought
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