Icon launches training partnership; Japanese CRO teams with Medidata;

> Japanese CRO CAC Exicare is partnering with Medidata Solutions to expand its cloud-based clinical trial services. News

> Icon ($ICLR) is kicking off a partnership with University College Dublin to launch the Icon Business Academy, designed to train clinical researchers. Item

> Despite the overall slump in clinical trials conducted, CROs aren't feeling a revenue pinch, one analyst says. Article

> Quintiles won the World Vaccine Congress's "Best CRO" award for the second straight year. More

> About 85% of biopharma execs reported that strategic partnerships with CROs were a net positive for their businesses, according to a new survey by Parexel International ($PRXL). Release

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