Quintiles, Covance, Cato among CRO tweeters

Outsourcing-Pharma is keeping an eye on contract researchers via Twitter and collecting their tweets as a kind of live streaming of their activities. Also included are contract manufacturers.

It tracks 50 CROs and CMOs. Editor Nick Taylor notes that Quintiles tweets several times a week, sending messages on clinical research news and company announcements. Covance tweets for subject recruitment. Each of its trial sites has its own Twitter account.

Cato Research uses high-interest clinical research topics in its tweets to drive users to its blog. Recent topics include top reasons to adopt e-CTD viewing software and how healthcare reform might impact investigator meetings.

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