People and Business News

April 16, 2020

Applied Clinical Trials

The latest business and people happenings, and COVID-19 response, from around the industry.

People News

PRISYM ID has made changes to its senior leadership team. Life sciences and technology veteran Richard Adams has joined as Chief Executive Officer, and Lauren Patterson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.

Advarra announced the appointment of Gadi Saarony as Chief Executive Officer.  

MMS Holdings Inc. announced the addition of Kelly Vaillant as Director, Global Transparency Strategy and Compliance.

Business News

SGS is supporting ZNA Stuivenberg Hospital, Antwerp in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by offering the use of its Clinical Pharmacology Unit, within the hospital, equipped with 88 beds. SGS has also donated Personal Protective Equipment, including 1,100 masks and 21,000 gloves.

WCG is providing access to a web resource, WCG COVID-19 Patient Insights Resource Center, dedicated to representing the voice, perspective, and needs of patients and study participants in clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BioIVT announced the opening of its new blood donor center on the Tufts University campus in Medford, MA to support academic and pharmaceutical researchers involved in COVID-19, cell and gene therapy research.

Sharp Clinical has confirmed that it is involved in supporting six clinical trials related to COVID-19.

Syneos Health, supported by the Association of Clinical Research Organizations, has announced a volunteer program to enable clinically qualified employees to address the UK government’s call for volunteers to support COVID-19 testing.

CROMSOURCE announced that it has initiated its first COVID-19 trial on behalf of a European pharmaceutical company. 

Recognition

PPD, Inc. has been named by IDG’s CIO as a 2020 CIO 100 Awards honoree.

TrialScope’s “Real Patient Stories: The Trials of Finding Clinical Trials,” has won a Silver award in the WEGO Health Patient-Choice Awards for Most Authentic Use of Patients in a Marketing Campaign.