Business and News Update February 2012

Industry news focusing on the people and organizations who work in the clinical trials profession.
Feb 01, 2012
Volume 21, Issue 2


Damon Papac, PhD
Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, AL) announced that Damon Papac, PhD, and Joseph Murphy, PhD, have joined the not-for-profit research organization to lead two key departments within its Drug Development Division, a technology group that primarily provides contract preclinical drug development services for the pharmaceutical industry and government clients.

Etienne Drouet
Premier Research Group (Philadelphia, PA) has appointed Etienne Drouet to the position of Executive Director, Oncology Europe.

Paul Ellenbogen, MD
ACR Image Metrix (Philadelphia, PA) has appointed seven scientific and business leaders to its board of directors including Paul Ellenbogen, MD, Chairman of the ACR Image Metrix Board of Directors, Partner at Radiology Associates of North Texas; Jonathan Lewin, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins University and Radiologist-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Harvey Neiman, MD, Chief Executive Officer at ACR Image Metrix and Executive Director of American College of Radiology. In addition, Donald Rosen, MD, Co-Founder of RadPharm, Inc.; Samuel Broder, MD, Former Vice President and CMO of Celera; Carolyn Meltzer, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine; and Joel Morganroth, MD, Chief Scientific Officer at ERT, have been appointed to the board of directors.

Wolfgang Summa, PhD
invivodata (Pittsburgh, PA) has appointed Wolfgang Summa, PhD, Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Working out of invivodata's headquarters in Pittsburgh, Summa will be responsible for managing the successful implementation of invivodata's ePRO solutions in clinical trials around the world.

Clinipace Worldwide (Morrisville, NC) announced the addition of John Larus as Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations, to its growing team of clinical development experts.

Covance has appointed Raymond Kaiser, PhD, as the new Global Science Leader and Vice President for Biotechnology Services. Kaiser will replace Carl Martin, PhD.

John Potthoff, PhD has been appointed as Theorem Clinical Research's (King of Prussia, PA) President and CEO. He succeeds James M. Pusey, MD, who has been elevated to Executive Chairman to the Board of Directors. In addition, Adam Serody (King of Prussia, PA) has joined the company as Vice President, Global Business Development and Marc Hoffman, MD, has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager for its newly formed Pharmaceutical Development Business Unit. Christian Tucat has been appointed Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

• With more than 18 years of experience, Li Liu, PhD, has joined Frontage Laboratories (Exton, PA) as Executive Director, Biometrics, responsible for Biometrics Services.

Bringing 23 years experience within the pharmaceutical and CRO industry, Steve Cutler, PhD, has joined ICON (Dublin, Ireland) as Group President, Clinical Research Services.

BioPharm Systems (San Mateo, CA) has named Rudolf Coetzee as Director of Business Development for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

DaVita Labs (Fort Lauderdale, FL) has hired Leslie Mirani as the company's new Vice President and General Manager.

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