Nov 2011

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Hadasit - the Technology Transfer Company of Hadassah Medical Organization has launched Ways, an incubator for joint Jewish-Arab biomed ventures in the Galilee. Ways is a joint venture with a group of investors from the region.
 
Proposed Common Rule updates focus on consent, definitions, streamlined IRB review, data protection. A 20-year-old federal policy for protecting human subjects known as the Common Rule is soon to be updated in ways that could modernize how the industry approaches the ethics, safety and oversight of human research.

Survey: 80% of big pharma companies restructuring to strategically outsource more trials to CROs.

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research, The School of Public Health, The Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies, In cooperation with the Israel Statistical Association, are hosting a special meeting on Clinical Trials and Clinical Research. The meeting will take place on 15 December 2011, at the Diaspora Museum (Bet Ha-Tfutsoth),Tel Aviv.

U.K.-based Medical Research Network (MRN), a company that arranges for clinical trial participants to be seen in their homes rather than requiring them to travel to an investigative site, recently announced it is establishing a presence in the U.S. via a new office in Raleigh, N.C.