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Premier Research announces the appointment of Charlie Nicholson as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Nicholson will direct the financial operations and support the growth strategy of the company, a leading contract research organization serving the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Premier Research announced that a panel of their experts will discuss the design of pediatric studies, recruiting for pediatric research, and the importance of corrective and preventive actions to a company’s quality system at the 2014 Drug Information Association conference, June 15–19 in San Diego.

On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, Premier Research announced the appointment of Martin Nicklasson, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Nicklasson brings to Premier Research a wealth of international experience in the biopharmaceutical sector, both at the executive and at the board level. A native of Sweden with a doctoral degree from the University of Uppsala, Nicklasson held positions in pharmaceutical development, R&D management, and global marketing, as well as franchise management in Astra, Kabi Pharmacia, and AstraZeneca. He became the CEO of AstraZeneca (Sweden) before moving on to the biotechnology sector as the CEO of Biovitrum.

Sherri Hubby, Director, US Quality Assurance, will present “A Global Perspective from Ethics, Accreditation Bodies and Industry on Conducting Clinical Trials to Ensure Compliance” on Tuesday, March 27 at 16:00. With the increased challenges that come with conducting clinical trials in global markets and shortened timelines, many groups must work together to achieve balance and build public assurance. This session will review how quality programs are being conducted to assess compliance and to ensure consistency of ethical review and decision-making despite cultural differences. Practical information will be shared including how to identify gaps for managing clinical trial weaknesses and audit readiness tips.

Premier Research is the #1 CRO globally in “overall satisfaction with service providers,” according to ISR Reports’ new survey of sponsors titled “Phase II/III CRO Quality Benchmarking Report.”

Nearly 9 in 10 sponsors who had recently used Premier Research’s services said that Premier Research either “met, somewhat exceeded, or greatly exceeded expectations” in conducting their clinical trial research program.

A new survey of clinical trial decision makers commissioned by Premier Research and involving 50 biotech and pharmaceutical firms in North America and Europe reveals that more than two-thirds (69%) of respondents said that among the most difficult factors in recruiting patients into a rare disease clinical trial was not only finding and motivating patients to join and remain in trials, but identifying and setting up investigative sites for studies.

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2013 — Premier Research today announced the addition of four talented clinicians to key leadership roles in its fast-growing pediatric and rare disease clinical trial research disciplines.

The Philadelphia-based global contract research organization (CRO) named Dr. Susan P. Tansey, MBCHB, MRCP, CCST, medical director, pediatrics. Her medical specialty areas include vaccines, cardiovascular, and oncology, although her initial training was in neonatology and pediatric medicine. She has considerable experience in pediatric clinical research and trial design.

Premier Research announced today that it will use a new electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) system on all Clinical Development Services Studies. Trial Interactive has been tapped to provide the supporting platform. The adoption of eTMF is the company’s latest investment in its 2012-2013 technology RoadMap focused on three key areas …

A new survey of analgesia clinical trial decision makers commissioned by Premier Research and involving 51 pharmaceutical and biotech firms primarily in North America and Europe reveals that while three out of four respondents (75%) have some recent experience with the use of ePRO (electronic patient-reported outcomes) technologies in clinical trials, about the same number (76%) are confused or even unfamiliar with the regulatory guidance for the use of the technology.

The Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA)—requiring drug makers to test all drugs for safety and efficacy in pediatric populations as well as in adults—was passed in 2003 and updated in 2007. And in Europe, a similar requirement has been in effect since 2007.

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