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The Society for Clinical Research Sites announced that Chris Hoyle, founder and executive director of Elite Research Network, as well as Hans Christian Hoeck, president and CEO of Trialcare Research, have joined the organization’s Leadership Council.

Synteract has added new executives to the team. Christopher Heckman, RN, BSN, joins as the vice president for oncology development and will build the company’s Center of Development in Oncology while Art Wamil, MD, PhD, joins as senior medical director and lead neurologist for its Neuro Degenerative and Rare Disease Centers of Development.

SCORR Marketing announced the appointment of Roger Boutin as vice president of communications.

Factory-CRO Group is pleased to announce Sapna Hornyak as its new president and CEO and the appointment of Nick Thornton to chairman of its board of directors.

Certara has announced four senior executive appointments in its Simcyp division. Rob Aspbury, PhD, joins Simcyp as Chief Operating Officer; Frederic Yves Bois, PharmD, PhD, is the division’s new Senior Scientific Advisor and Head of Mechanistic Modeling; Will Redfern, PhD, is Vice President, Quantitative Systems Toxicology and Safety; and Noriko Okudaira, PhD, is Senior Consultant/Scientific Advisor supporting Certara’s clients locally in Japan.

The President and Chairman of CLARINESS, Michael Stadler, has been elected to the Advisory Board of The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation.


Business News

Research Point Global and WuXi Clinical Development Services have announced that they will rebrand as WuXi Clinical at DIA 2019 in San Diego, CA. The newly combined CRO specializes in collaborative partnering for global clinical trials.

OmniComm Systems, Inc. continues to expand its global footprint in the research hospital and academic medical center (AMC) sector. The contract value of agreements for OmniComm’s eClinical solutions and services for 2018 was more than twice the total volume for 2017.

CRF Bracket has increased its strategic investment in the Asia-Pacific Region with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held officially marking the opening of the new office-officiated over by James Jay, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Endpoint Solutions, at CRF Bracket.

Rho, a full-service CRO, announced the official opening of its new 159,000-square-foot headquarters building in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

TransMed Systems announced that it has rebranded as Inteliquet to better reflect its mission to bring intelligence through clarity.

A team, which includes Clinithink, utilized a machine learning process and clinical natural language processing in delivering genetic diagnoses to neonatal and pediatric intensive care physicians in record breaking time.


Clinical Ink, a global clinical trial technology company, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Andrus, Chief Business Officer, will receive the 2019 Excellence in Service Award from the Drug Information Association’s Americas Regional Advisory Council.

The International Society for CNS Drug Development, a non-profit, independent society focused on improving CNS drug development, announced that CRF Bracket’s David Daniel, MD, SVP and CMO at CRF Bracket, and Gary Sachs, MD., Clinical Vice President at CRF Bracket, are the recipients of the ISCDD 2019 Scientific Leadership Awards at its 17th Annual Meeting. Sharon Mates, PhD, Co- Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, of Intra-Cellular Therapies, is the recipient of the ISCDD 2019 Leadership Award.

Rho has announced that Laura Helms Reece, DrPH and co-CEO of the company, was named a CEO of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal. The winners receive the honor based solely on responses from their peers.

NCPDP presented its 2019 Champion Award, at its Annual Technology & Business Conference, to Shelly Winston, MBA, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); and Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IQVIA. NCPDP's Champion Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or work to improve patient care by actively supporting NCPDP members and its initiatives.

Ergomed plc, announced that PrimeVigilance, its pharmacovigilance, regulatory and medical information service provider, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time.

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