FDA gets extended license to biomarker database; Global Vision Technologies launches online patient registry;

> India-based GVK Biosciences says that it has extended a license to its clinical biomarker database to the Biomarker Qualification Group at the FDA. Report

> Waltham, MA-based OpenClinica said that Durham, NC-based Slate Pharmaceuticals plans to use the firm's clinical trials software to develop men's and women's health products. OpenClinica release

> Pleasanton, CA-based Veeva Systems said it has introduced an app for the iPad called iRep, which enables life sciences sales representatives to connect with face-to-face with their colleagues via video chat. Story

> Global Vision Technologies, in partnership with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, has launched new online patient registry software for nutrtion support therapy cases in the United States. According to a news release, the tool allows clinicians to enter patient data, review and analyze results, benchmark outcomes against the national aggregate, pose research questions and publish clinical research based on registry findings. Global Vision release

> ClearTrial, which develops and markets clinical trial operations software, has been named a "cool vendor in life sciences" for 2011 by the analyst firm Gartner. Release