Effort to boost minority participation in clinical trials; Bioinformatics center ID'd for patient safety;

> Increasing minority participation in clinical trials is the objective of a $4-million research effort that aims to overcome barriers and a "history of mistrust" among minorities in clinical research and clinical trial recruitment. Release

> The Medication Management Research Network at U Buffalo's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences has been designated a patient safety organization by the federal government, to cover western New York. Article

> Medidata president and co-founder Glen de Vries has been named to Crain's 40 Under 40 list of rising business stars. Release

> Under an extended business agreement, DATATRAK is allowing NTT DATA to sell Enterprise Transfer services in Japan. Release

> ClinAudits has joined the Bioanalytical Quality Standard Initiative Expert Working Group in developing standards for lab analytical functions supporting clinical trials. Release