Trial recruitment system upgraded; automation spending expected to rise

> Subject-recruitment management system TrialCentralNet 5.0 has been unveiled by BBK Worldwide. Features include tools for proactive planning of enrollment efforts, targeted criteria for site selection and instantaneous reporting on randomization and retention metrics, the company says. Release

> Automation spending in the pharma/biotech industry is expected to exceed $3 billion by 2012, in spite of tightening budgets and the economy, says ARC. Release

> DZS Software Solutions, developer of ClinPlus, is unveiling a clinical trial management system and upgrades to its ClinPlus Solutions suite. Announcement

> Harvard Clinical Research Institute has migrated to TranSenda's Office-Smart Clinical Trial Manager and Office-Smart Clinical Payment Manager from the software provider's Clinical Trial Manager product. Release

> Biomarker testing lab Rules-Based Medicine has launched a drug and diagnostic development service called DiscoveryMAP, boasting nearly 200 quantitative immunoassays for identifying protein biomarker patterns. Release