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Tips for a successful relationship with a CRO

More and more device companies are turning to contract research organizations for assistance in managing their clinical trials, something that is commonplace in the biopharma world. The first ever Partnerships in Medical Device Trials Conference was recently held in Chicago.

Apple, Google stalk wearable med tech with glucose monitoring up first

Internet giants are busy spinning plans for wearables ahead of Google's developer conference in San Francisco, CA, this week. But it's not quite clear yet what medical applications these new devices will have and how they will be regulated.

Roche partners with Versant on a new build-to-sell biotech on MS

Roche has turned to its incubation partners at Versant Venture's Inception Sciences to create a virtual biotech which will set out to spawn new therapies that can repair the damaged nerves of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Japanese CRO taps BBK for a U.S. joint venture

Japan's CROèe, a patient-recruitment-focused contractor, has deepened its ties with partner BBK, launching a joint venture in the U.S. to provide a gateway into the country's growing market for drug development.

Quintiles partners up to flex its commercial muscles

Quintiles believes in better drug sales through data analytics, signing a deal with a marketing-optimization company to pool resources and figure out how to better reach physicians on behalf of its commercialization clients.

Merck JV plans to show up J&J, Sanofi with low-cost cholera vaccine

While the world already has a pair of cholera vaccines that have been proven safe and effective, it lacks a low-cost option that can stay effective without cold storage in impoverished areas where the disease hits hardest. And with a new partnership, that's exactly what Merck's Indian joint venture is looking to change.

After three strikes, Sanofi gives up on Merrimack's cancer drug

Sanofi is breaking it off with oncology partner Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, handing back full rights to MM-121, a treatment that has three times failed to hit the mark in midstage studies.

Pfizer buys big into CAR-T with sweeping Cellectis deal

Pfizer wants in on CAR-T technology, the latest much-celebrated trend in cancer R&D, striking a deal with France's Cellectis to get its hands on some tailored immunotherapies with the promise of billions in future payments.

Enterome teams up with Mayo for gut diagnostics

Paris' Enterome Biosciences has signed a deal with the Mayo Clinic to collaborate on tests that look to the microbiome to predict patient response to obesity treatment.

Natera puts its prenatal know-how toward cancer diagnostics

After finding success using its technology to screen unborn babies for chromosomal problems, Natera is looking to see how well its diagnostic platform can detect and monitor cancer.