PharPoint & Medrio Video: Smart Designs for Data Collection with Adaptive Clinical Trials

  Join our Director of Programming, Jayme Swinson, as he discusses smart designs for data collection with adaptive clinical trials using Medrio software.
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Infectious Disease Infographic

Since inception, PharPoint has participated in over 225 infectious disease clinical trials with both full and partial service capabilities. Find out more about our experience with infectious disease clinical trials.
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Oncology Infographic

PharPoint has experience with many therapeutic areas. Check out the info-graphic to find out more about our experience with Oncology!
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Beginnings Charity

PharPoint Research gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about Beginnings, our sponsored non-profit for March.
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The Conservation Fund and PharPoint Research

The Conservation Fund

PharPoint Research gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about The Conservation Fund, our sponsored non-profit for January.
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PharPoint Research and Medrio Expand Partnership

PharPoint Research Expands Collaboration with Medrio amid Recent Growth

PharPoint Research Press Release: 14 December 2016. PharPoint Research has committed to an expansion in the number of clinical trials conducted with Medrio.
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Orphan Drug Development Patient Centricity

Orphan Drug Trial Solutions

Learn how a patient centric approach to orphan drug trials can increase the quality of life for patients and ultimately increase ROI for Sponsors.
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S.H.A.R.E. and The Salvation Army of Durham: PharPoint Research’s Sponsored Holiday Charities

PharPoint Research gives back to the community through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about S.H.A.R.E. and The Salvation Army of Durham, our sponsored charities for the 2016 holiday season.
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), our sponsored non-profit for October.
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Press Release: PharPoint Research Named One of Triangle Area’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2016

PharPoint Research, a U.S.-based contract research organization (CRO), has been named one of the Triangle Area's 50 Fastest Growing Companies for 2016.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about Ronald McDonald House Charities, our sponsored non-profit for September.
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paws4people

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about the paws4people, our sponsored non-profit for August.
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ACS and PharPoint

American Cancer Society

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about the American Cancer Society, our sponsored non-profit for July.
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Patient Evolution in U.S. Clinical Trials

Patient diversity in clinical trials has evolved over time as well as how patients are involved in the clinical trial process.
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What’s the Deal With Wearable Sensors?

Wearable sensors are everywhere nowadays and these easy to use gadgets are changing how physicians and patients approach healthcare.
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The Truth About Biosimilars

Have you heard about "biosimilars" and wondered what they were? Don't worry, you're not the only one, and PharPoint's here to explain.
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Press Release: PharPoint Research Strengthens European Capabilities

PharPoint Research, a U.S.-based contract research organization (CRO), today announced the expansion of their clinical trial management and consulting service capabilities into Europe.
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The PTSD Foundation of America: PharPoint’s Sponsored June Charity

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about The PTSD Foundation of America, our sponsored non-profit for June.
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The ALS Association: PharPoint’s Sponsored May Charity

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about The ALS Association, our sponsored non-profit for May.
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Phase I Clinical Trials

Pharma 101: Phase I Clinical Trials

PharPoint's Pharma 101: An article series to teach you all about how drugs make it to market. This week: Phase I Clinical Trials.
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Pharma 101: What Is a Clinical Trial?

PharPoint's Pharma 101: An article series to teach you all about how drugs make it to market. First up: A clinical trial overview.
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S.H.A.R.E. NC and InterAct of Wake County: PharPoint’s December Charities

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about InterAct of Wake County and S.H.A.R.E. NC, our sponsored non-profits for December.
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AIDS Timeline: A Clinical Perspective on the Epidemic

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected over 78 million people worldwide in the past 34 years. In commemoration of those still living with AIDS, PharPoint invites you to examine an AIDS timeline of events in the United States.
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Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project: PharPoint’s Sponsored November Charity

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about Wounded Warrior Project, our sponsored non-profit for November.
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PharPoint Research CRO Expands Wilmington, NC Presence

We've moved! The PharPoint Wilmington office has relocated to a new building space to keep up with our rapid growth and to better accommodate our wide variety of clients.
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A Very PharPoint Halloween: What’s the Deal With Vampire Bats?

For our last day of #SpookyScience, we're looking at a Halloween mascot - the bat. Are vampire bats really as scary as they sound?
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A Very PharPoint Halloween: Can You Be Scared To Death?

We've all said it before - "You scared me half to death!" But is this actually possible? Day four of #SpookyScience investigates the logic behind this hyperbole, and whether or not it could happen to you.
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A Very PharPoint Halloween: The Science Behind Fright

Between horror movies and haunted houses, the opportunities for self-induced fright are plentiful. But why do we enjoy being scared? Learn about the brains of thrill-seekers and the recipe for a truly spooktastic time.
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A Very PharPoint Halloween: The Science Behind Screams

Day Two of #SpookyScience is all about shrieks, screams, and shrills. Why do we scream, and why do we find them so scary?
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A Very PharPoint Halloween: The Science Behind Goosebumps

Ever wondered why we get goosebumps? Not sure why screams are so spooky? Want to know what's up with those creepy vampire bats? You've come to the right place - it's a very PharPoint Halloween, and we're going to be dishing out some scary fun with #SpookyScience!
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PharPoint and Medrio’s Electronic Data Capture System: The Dream Team

Learn how PharPoint Research's partnership with Medrio EDC is saving our clients time, money, and stress by guaranteeing fast timelines and greater market share.
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What I Learned During My Clinical Trial Internship

What can a student do to gain top-notch experience, make amazing connections, and get a fresh perspective on the healthcare industry? Come learn about PharPoint Research through the eyes of one of our summer interns.
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Surfers Healing Charity: PharPoint’s Sponsored October Charity

PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about Surfers Healing Charity, our sponsored non-profit for October.
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How PharPoint and Medrio Achieve Phase I Success

PharPoint and Medrio are a dream team when it comes to meeting deadlines and getting things done efficiently. Read more about our partnership and how we can help you power through electronic data capture (EDC) for your Phase 1 trial.
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Organ-On-A-Chip to Eliminate Animal Testing

Animal testing has always been considered to be necessary for drug development, but animal trials aren't always completely effective at predicting a drug's effects in humans. Is there another, more efficient way to prepare for clinical trials, and could we eliminate our furry friends' roles in the process?
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Stasis Foam Set for the Battlefield

Pharmaceutical technologies range far beyond tablets and pills. What if we could treat battleground wounds in minutes - with a foam?
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3D Bioprinting

Just like the printing press completely revolutionized the way that we communicate, we're on the verge of another breakthrough - 3D Bioprinting - which just might completely change the way we maintain our health.
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Ambulance Drones

We've all heard about the ways that drones can be used - in warfare, to deliver Amazon packages, in agriculture, and so on. But a bright engineer in the Netherlands found an incredible health application for drones that just might give you peace of mind.
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Rapid Success! – Fast Timelines for Clinical Trials

Time is money in so many ways - and that's why PharPoint works hard and efficiently to save you both. Read more about our fast timelines for your clinical trial.
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Outsourcing Clinical Trials

Teamwork makes the dream work - and that's why PharPoint focuses on our strengths, and forms strong partnerships with expert teams who can perform services outside of our expertise.
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Consider the ‘Five Fs’ When Choosing a CRO

Wondering how to select the best CRO for your clinical trial? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - just follow our Five F's and find out why PharPoint is the perfect fit for you.
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PharPoint Research wins project award from Otologic Pharmaceutics

North Carolina-based CRO, PharPoint Research, today announced their award from Otologic Pharmaceutics for a full service, Phase I clinical trial assessing the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic profile of agents in the treatment of hearing loss. “Hearing loss is the third most common physical ailment behind arthritis and heart disease,” noted Audra McRae, PharPoint’s Chief Operating Officer
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PharPoint Research attending Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) in February

With our continued commitment to excellence in Clinical Operations, PharPoint Research will be attending the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) Meeting in Miami, Florida on February 4–6, 2014. One of the featured tracks is “Integrating and Leveraging Clinical Trial Operations Data”, which is an area for the company. Please contact us in advance to set up time to speak with one
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PharPoint Research Proud Supporter of UNC Lineberger Cancer Center

PharPoint Research, Inc., an innovative drug development service provider offering expertise in project management, clinical monitoring, data management and biostatistics services, continues its support of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center by attending the recent inaugural Blue Ribbon Gala, a black-tie event highlighting the cancer center’s advancement and achievements in cancer research, diagnosis
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Bayesian Imputation Methods to Measure Quality of Life

The most widely used general health outcomes measure is the SF-36 Health Status questionnaire. The SF-36 is a 36 item general health survey which evaluates eight dimensions of health. This questionnaire is therapeutic non-specific. Often times, an analysis is done to determine if a subject’s quality of life is better on one drug than another. This can be beneficial to the patient when select
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Assessing teratogenicity of antiretroviral drugs: monitoring and analysis plan of the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry.

This paper describes the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry’s (APR) monitoring and analysis plan. APR is overseen by a committee of experts in obstetrics, pediatrics, teratology, infectious diseases, epidemiology and biostatistics from academia, government and the pharmaceutical industry. APR uses a prospective exposure-registration cohort design. Clinicians voluntarily register pregnant wome
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A Quasi-Likelihood Approach for Overdispersed Binomial Data When N Is Unobserved

Several methods for the analysis of binomial data when the denominator, N, is unknown have been developed. Each of these methods requires that the mean of the distribution of N is known. In this article, we develop a quasi-likelihood technique that allows for the estimation of the means of the distributions needed to define the expected value and variance of the observed response and suggest a dif
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Clinical Experience in Adults and Children Treated with Intravenous Peramivir for 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Under an Emergency IND Program in the United States

Background. Peramivir, an investigational intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor in Phase 3 trials for hospitalized patients, was made available during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic under the Emergency Investigational New Drug (eIND) regulations. We describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of all patients for whom peramivir was requested under the eIND. Methods. After obtaining eIND appr
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Data Standardization and Warehousing

The testing phase of Clinical Development takes years to complete and can result in clinical trial data being collected from up to 30 or 40 clinical trials. The preparation of a submission to Regulatory Agencies requires the aggregation of these clinical data into a consolidated and standardized structure. A data warehouse is a data repository that allows for data from multiple data sources: multi
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Data Management Rescues

A large number of clinical trials are outsourced to Contract Research Organizations (CROs) each year. While the majority of these trials are successfully implemented and study results are delivered on-time and on-budget, situations arise when the study is not adequately managed by the vendor and the study must be “rescued”. The scope and type of study management deficiency needs to be assessed by
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Global Data Management without Global Offices

We are often asked by clients whether or not PharPoint Research has global Clinical Data Management capabilities. Our answer is always a resounding ‘Yes.’ The industry tends to limit the definition of global Clinical Data Management (CDM) to the physical location of the service provider rather than the service provider’s ability to produce on-time, quality deliverables out of data coming in from a
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Ask a Clinical Trial Expert: Choosing an EDC Provider

Question: For our upcoming study we know we want to use electronic data capture (EDC), but there are so many options. How should we choose an EDC provider? Answer: Deciding between many EDC providers can be overwhelming. Typically, multiple EDC providers are fully capable of meeting the needs of a particular study.  In order to narrow your choices, you will want to consider costs, timelines, avail
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PharPoint Research

PharPoint Research was founded with a rebellious spirit and firmly focused mission: to create an alternative to rigid, stogy, quality-compromised clinical research organizations. Born of a collaboration between three longtime colleagues with many years in the CRO industry, PharPoint Research strives to be more than the “typical” CRO that puts profits ahead of quality and clients. Our founders set
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Bridging the Gap between Sponsors and Service Providers

A number of industry polls show that relationships between sponsors and service providers have not changed much over the years.  Sponsors complain that service providers lack good project communication and do not disseminate information in a timely manner.  Service providers believe that their sponsors do not provide clear expectations as to project roles and responsibilities, and either micromana
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Ask a Clinical Trial Expert: Data Reconciliation

Question: How do you perform non-eCRF data (ECG, Labs, PK) reconciliation in EDC platforms like Medrio? Answer: This is a great question! We regularly perform non-eCRF data reconciliation in EDC platforms and know the importance of receiving accurate data to perform accurate analyses. There are a couple of ways data reconciliation and integration can be handled.  One is within the EDC system. Some
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Fast 50 2012

PharPoint was named one of the Fast 50 winners by the Triangle Business Journal for the second year in a row. This award recognizes private companies in the Raleigh-Durham area who have shown increased growth and profitability in the preceding three years. The official rankings will be revealed at the Fast 50 Awards dinner on November 15, 2012.
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Our Team

The PharPoint Research team is committed to ensuring that your study is completed with the highest quality monitoring, data collection, and analysis. Our aim is to be an extension of your internal team, providing expertise and personalized guidance every step of the way. Project teams participate fully in meetings and respond quickly to questions and issues that may arise in between scheduled disc
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Save Money by Keeping Up with Clinical Trial Reporting Regulations

A quick web search can give you millions of websites and articles about nearly every topic under the sun, so it’s no surprise that information on upcoming, existing, and closed clinical trials has found a home on the internet at ClinicalTrials.gov. ClinicalTrials.gov was originally launched by the NIH National Library of Medicine in February 2000 in response to the 1997 Food and Drug Administratio
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PharPoint Selected for 2012 TBJ Fast 50 Award

For the second year in a row, PharPoint Research, Inc. is recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Raleigh-Durham area by the Triangle Business Journal. PharPoint was selected as a 2012 Fast 50 winner based on revenue growth and profitability in the previous three years (2009-2011). PharPoint Research is a leading drug development service provider offering biotechnology
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Ask a Clinical Trial Expert: Study Rescues

 Question: We’re worried that the service providers working on our study are causing it to fall behind. Timelines are being missed due to slow enrollment and data quality is poor. What are our options?  Answer: Sounds like you’re in a tough spot! While the majority of outsourced clinical trials are adequately managed and delivered on-time and within budget, there are some situations where studies
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Ask a Clinical Trial Expert: Home Health Care and Clinical Trials

This month we’re sharing some answers to common questions about clinical trials. Stay tuned for more answers from our experts! Question: We’re considering using a homehealth care agency to complete some of the monitoring in our upcoming clinical trial. Do you have any suggestions? Answer: Using a home health care agency can be a great solution for some studies, but there are many things to c
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Recycling, the Pharma Way…

In this day and time, we are familiar with the importance of recycling items that would ordinarily be discarded as trash. We all know why it is a good idea and we have clearly labeled containers in grocery stores, restaurants, offices, and our homes constantly reminding us to do the right thing. However, you may not think that this concept has parallels in the drug industry, yet it does. Each year
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The Future of Mobile Technology and Clinical Trials

As an old clinical technology geek, I have  always been interested in new advances in the   collection of clinical trial data. Since my initial position in the industry in 1989, I have seen a lot of clinical data collection ideas come and go.  I remember working with Remote Data Entry (RDE) in the early 90’s, then fax-based technology started taking off in the late 90’s, and finally the evolution
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Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England: Sept 24-26

PharPoint is attending the 4th annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England on September 24-26 in Boston, Massachusetts! Please visit us as we host the coffee breaks on the 25th and 26th and learn more about our services and how we can help you with your clinical development efforts.
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PharPoint Research one of CED’s North Carolina Companies to Watch Award Recipients

PharPoint Research, Inc., an innovative drug development service provider offering expertise in project management, clinical monitoring, data management and biostatistics services, announces that it is PharPoint Research is one of the 25 recipients of the 2012 North Carolina Companies to Watch awards provided by CED, the Southeast’s largest entrepreneurial supports organization. This award honors
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PharPoint Research Recognized as One of the Triangle’s Fastest Growing Companies

PharPoint Research, Inc., a leading drug development service provider offering biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies expertise in project management, clinical monitoring, data management and biostatistics services, announces that PharPoint Research was recognized by Triangle Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Triangle area. The Fast 50 winners were selected and
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PharPoint Selected for 2011 TBJ Fast 50 Award

The Triangle Business Journal unveiled PharPoint Research as a winner of the 2011 Fast 50 Award. This award directly reflects PharPoint’s continued growth and strength over the previous three year period which was achieved through an intense focus on providing excellent customer service and superb value add to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. PharPoint Research, Inc. is being recognized a
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PharPoint Research Expands in Research Triangle Park NC Area

PharPoint Research, Inc., a leading drug development service provider offering biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies expertise in project management, clinical monitoring, data management and biostatistics services, announces that it is expanding and has relocated their Chapel Hill, NC operations to new office space on Miami Boulevard in Durham, NC in the heart of the Research Triangle Park. “
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Strategies in Patient Recruitment

Traditional ad hoc approaches to patient enrollment are hindering drug development. Sponsors should consider a more strategic, centralized approach to finding and recruiting study participants. Attachments: 
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PharPoint Research to Exhibit at the 2011 Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England

PharPoint Research will be exhibiting at “VIBpharma’s Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England” which offers an expertly designed intelligence and networking platform to discuss the most pressing industry issues and provide practical solutions to the greatest challenges in clinical outsourcing. The event will drive highly informed decision-making, as we take part in intimate environm
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The Benefits of Employing a Functional Service Provider for Data Management

For years, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have employed the strategy of establishing preferred provider relationships in order to streamline the process of outsourcing clinical research studies. Often the preferred provider would provide discounts to their customers based on efficiencies the service provider may realize from working on multiple trials for a single compound or the spons
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PharPoint Research Announces Target SAE System Initiative

On September 29, 2010, FDA published a Final Rule amending the IND safety reporting requirements under 21 CFR part 312. The new requirements clearly describe circumstances in which adverse event reports should be aggregated and compared to a control group in a systematic analysis. The effective date for the Final Rule has been extended to September 28, 2011. Attachments: 
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Key Factors for Successful Study Implementation and Determining If You Need a Study Rescue

Three of the greatest fears that a Sponsor experiences when initiating a new trial are: “What if the study does not enroll according to corporate timelines?”, “What if the study runs over budget?”, and “What if the data quality is subpar?” Each of these “what ifs” can have a significant cost implication for the Sponsor company, since a delay in timeline carries with it a delay in revenue actualiza
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PharPoint Participates in the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

PharPoint Research Inc. is proud to be sponsoring a team this year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on June 11th, 2011, in Raleigh, NC. Our team is called The PharPink Warriors and we wish to show our support for our colleagues and friends who have fought against, and are continuing to fight, Breast Cancer.
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PharPoint Establishes Target SAE System

PharPoint Research, Inc., a drug development service company providing biostatistics and data management services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, launches ‘Target SAE System’, an electronic solution for the management of serious adverse events (SAE) and the integration of these data with other safety data collected in clinical trials. ‘Target SAE System’ provides the necessary
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PharPoint Joins Medidata Solutions’ CRO Partner Program

Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO), a leading global provider of SaaS-based clinical development solutions, announced that PharPoint Research, Inc., a North Carolina-based drug development service company, has joined Medidata’s ASPire to Win® channel partner program, bringing the program’s partner count to 30 organizations. With this partnership, PharPoint will be able to offer the Medidata Rave® e
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Data Standardization and Warehousing

The testing phase of Clinical Development takes years to complete and can result in clinical trial data being collected from up to 30 or 40 clinical trials. The preparation of a submission to Regulatory Agencies requires the aggregation of these clinical data into a consolidated and standardized structure. A data warehouse is a data repository that allows for data from multiple data sources: multi
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PharPoint Research Expands Wilmington, NC Office

PharPoint Research, Inc., a drug development service company providing biostatistics and data management services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, announces that it recently leased additional space near the current Wilmington, NC office, allowing for expansion as the business continues to quickly grow. “We are very excited about the new office space which will allow us to
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Cellceutix Signs Agreements for Kevetrin(TM) Phase 1 Support

Cellceutix Corporation (OTCBB: CTIX), a bio-pharmaceutical company that develops small molecules to treat cancer, autism and inflammatory disease, today announced that it has concluded agreements with PharPoint Reasearch for Phase 1 data management and statistical analysis and with Medical Research Consulting Services for Phase 1 clinical monitoring. The terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
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PharPoint Research Incorporates Medrio EDC Software into its Data Management Offerings

PharPoint Research, Inc., a drug development service company providing biostatistics and data management services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, announces that it has incorporated Medrio’s EDC technology platform into its growing suite of data management applications. “The addition of Medrio’s EDC solution to our existing offerings further supports PharPoint’s ability to
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