CRO consolidation continues with ICON buying PRA Health Sciences for $12B

CRO consolidation continues with ICON buying PRA Health Sciences for $12B

  Contract research organization ICON is set to acquire rival PRA Health Sciences in a $12 billion deal that will vault the combined company into second place among clinical trial services providers. The PRA acquisition deal is a combination of

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The year to come in life sciences safety and regulatory practices

How 2020 has shaped the future of healthcare

The fruitful endeavors of the life sciences industry are impossible to miss. The year 2021 begins with two Covid-19 vaccines developed, tested and approved for use in just under a year along with multiple treatments, diagnostics and other medical technology.

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How text messaging is transforming the life sciences industry

How text messaging is transforming the life sciences industry

For the last few years, digital transformation has been the mantra for healthcare-related organizations of all types. Whether it’s for the discovery of novel drugs, streamlined operations or better patient outcomes, the term digital transformation is often coupled with images

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Strategies that will help make 2021 a banner year for life sciences industries

Drug price hikes without new evidence upped spending by $1.2B, ICER says

Under normal circumstances, the life sciences industry, while innovative, is weighed down by standard operating procedures, regulations and old habits that make it slow, inefficient and expensive. But in 2020, the life sciences industry has proven it can be nimble

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Trenda Ray of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Trenda Ray of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Arkansas is experiencing some of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the country, leading to shortages of intensive-care unit beds and taxing an already overwhelmed workforce. At the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the situation has forced leaders

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Trial results extend add to uses for Exact Sciences test

breast cancer

A clinical trial shows that a genomic test from diagnostics company Exact Sciences can help more women with early-stage breast cancer avoid chemotherapy.The test, Oncotype DX, had already demonstrated its ability to predict whether chemotherapy would benefit women with breast

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Manitoba’s Health Sciences Centre – National

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Manitoba’s Health Sciences Centre - National

The largest hospital in Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre, is the latest healthcare facility with a COVID-19 outbreak.In an email sent to Global News by Shared Health, officials confirm seven patients have tested positive for the virus at HSC.Shared Health

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Datavant brings in $40M to power health data exchange across providers, life sciences

Datavant brings in $40M to power health data exchange across providers, life sciences

Datavant, a data sharing technology startup for providers and life science companies, last week closed $40 million in Series B funding. Transformation Capital headlined the raise, which saw contributions from new backers Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC and Cigna Ventures

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How Life Sciences Companies are Re-Engaging With Customers in the COVID-19 Era

How Life Sciences Companies are Re-Engaging With Customers in the COVID-19 Era

Guidehouse has been at the forefront of navigating the coronavirus pandemic’s historic disruption to the commercial operations of pharma-related industries. The firm’s work has spanned numerous challenges, as varied as altering commercial practices amid a remote work environment, maintaining an

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Life sciences in a changing world: Startup outlook through 2020

Life sciences in a changing world: Startup outlook through 2020

Life sciences startups have always been on a mission to improve human health through innovation. The global impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have made the importance of that work clearer than ever. Whether its work directly relates to virus relief

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