Clinical trials business booming and stem cell trials heating up – July 7, 2009
This is my site Written by Alex on July 7, 2009 – 3:16 pm   

Despite economic hard times more clinical trials were initiated in 2008 than the previous year, boding well for the industry to weather the recession. Perhaps helping keep the industry active in the coming months and years is an increase in stem cell trials overseas after the U.S. government changed policy and allowed federal fund to be used for the research. All this and a look at how trials results from China are being called into question plus lots more in today’s news…

Clinical research activity up significantly in 2008WTN News – Madison,WI,USA – Despite cutbacks in the international biopharma industry, clinical trial activity was up in 2008. Overall, 795 new clinical trials were launched in 2008 … See all stories on this topic

Policy Shift On Stem Cell Research May Produce Effect OverseasLife Science Leader Magazine – Erie, PA, USA – A total of 2147 clinical trials (Phase I-IV) for stem cell therapies overall were listed, as of June, on NIH’s website: www.ClinicalTrials.gov … See all stories on this topic

Randomized trials published in some Chinese journals: how many are … 7thSpace Interactive (press release) – New York, NY, USA – We investigated the adequacy of randomization of clinical trials published in recent years in China to determine how many of them met acceptable standards … See all stories on this topic

Pharma firms start work on H1N1 vaccineChina Daily – China – Sinovac said it expected to complete production of the first batch and initiate clinical trials of the vaccine by the end of this month. … See all stories on this topic

CBP501 Enters Phase II Trials for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell … Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco, CA, USA – MA Millenium today announced the advancement of CBP501 into Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer … See all stories on this topic

West Virginia Public BroadcastingClinical trials for Alzheimer’s drug at BRNI – West Virginia Public Broadcasting – Charleston, WV, USA – By Suzanne Higgins July 6, 2009 · FDA-approved clinical trials are expected this summer on a drug scientists have shown to have great potential as a … See all stories on this topic

Eli Lilly Recruiting for Alzheimer’s Phase III TrialDrug Discovery & Development – Rockaway, NJ ,USA – Eli Lilly and Company has begun enrolling patients in two separate but identical Phase III clinical trials of solanezumab, previously referred to as … See all stories on this topic

Alzheimer’s Research Pinpoints Antibodies That May Prevent DiseaseScience Daily (press release) – USA – Clinical trials now underway are exploring whether this can safely produce cognitive benefits in Alzheimer’s patients, while other trials are treating … See all stories on this topic

Prostate Cancer ‘Homing Device’ Created For Drug DeliveryScience Daily (press release) – USA – A radioimaging application used for body scans is expected to enter clinical trials this fall, and an optical imaging application used to measure prostate … See all stories on this topic

Clinical Trials Update: July 6, 2009U.S. News & World Report – Washington, DC, USA – You may qualify for this study of an investigational drug if you have chronic low back pain and have been treating it with mild pain medication … See all stories on this topic

Clinical Trial Shows Tongue Drive System Assists DisabledNewswise (press release) – USA – “This clinical trial has validated that the Tongue Drive system is intuitive and quite simple for individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries to use,” … See all stories on this topic

The remedy for clinical trial enterprise search; Nottingham … TMCnet – US – Searching for information gathered in multiple formats over a five year period in a clinical trials environment is both a complex and critical requirement. … See all stories on this topic

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