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The global source of clinical trials information for professionals and patients.
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The CRA life: Dedication, passion, adaptability
Though I had not conducted a pre-study visit in 4 years, I knew I was qualified for the position. Fortunately, my former employer shared this opinion and offered me a position on the team. They did not have any concerns with my absence from the monitoring role. And I did not anticipate any difficulty returning to such an ingrained clinical process. Monitoring was like riding a bike, I reasoned to myself. The skill set returned as soon as you sprang from the proverbial kick stand. Or so I thought…

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Innovative strategy to increase opportunity for the traditional research site
The individuals responsible for management, growth and development of clinical research sites are entrepreneurs. There is definitely evidence of expanded strategic development of innovative and entrepreneurial methods to garner new revenue, patient recruitment opportunities and visibility for the traditional, free standing clinical research site.

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Parexel to acquire Health Advances
Parexel International, a global biopharmaceutical services organization, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding equity securities of Health Advances, an independent life sciences strategy consulting firm. Health Advances combines clinical, scientific and business expertise to provide strategic advice to executives leading life sciences companies and investors.

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Digital Clinical Research is nearing a Tipping Point
In 2015, Apple introduced its ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed to help doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps. The first five apps built on the platform have demonstrated significant progress in recruitment.

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Career Insights: CRA Satisfaction
CRAs play a vital role in clinical research. View our latest infographic for insight into CRA job satisfaction.

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Shire and Baxalta to combine, with a rare disease focus

Shire Chief Executive Officer Flemming Ornskov, M.D., M.P.H., said, “This proposed combination allows us to realize our vision of building the leading biotechnology company focused on rare diseases. Together, we will have leadership positions in multiple, high-value franchises and become the clear partner of choice in rare diseases.

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The challenges of recruitment for special categories
The volume of older populations is increasing rapidly; as a result, they will need to play a more significant role in clinical research. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s “middle series” projections, those populations will more than double to 80 million between now and 2050.

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