ClinWin team participated and presented at the 11th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference in Nairobi. The theme of the two-day event is ‘Partnership towards achievement of the global goals for control, elimination and eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases’.
ClinWin presented an Abstract on “Partnership between Contract Research Organization and Investigator sites to optimize Neglected Tropical Diseases Clinical trials efficiency and Quality.”
A recent study by HR+ Survey Solutions reveals that merit increase budgets are on the rise in the Global CRO industry. The study found that while the highest reported salary increase budget across the globe for 2013 was 21%, that figure rose to 25% for 2014. The country with the highest average budgeted increase is Argentina with an average increase of 16.1% for 2014. The country with the lowest average budget increase is Portugal with an average increase budget of only 1.8%. This compares to the overall global average budgeted increase for 2014 of 4.1%.
The survey also found that while sixty-percent (60%) of the actual increases for 2013 were less than budgeted, by an average of 0.3%, interestingly, 60% of the budgeted increases for 2014 are larger than actual increases in 2013 by 0.4% The study provides information about planned increases vs actual increases, industry budgets vs global budgets and covered 52 countries globally.
Other findings include:
Quintiles and Biogen Idec have announced that they have entered into a five-year strategic clinical development agreement. The multi-year collaboration is designed to leverage the expertise and experience from both organizations to optimize Biogen Idec’s clinical development processes.
The collaboration is structured to increase clinical trial efficiency, with a focus on transparency, quality, innovation and operational excellence. Under the agreement, a dedicated team from Quintiles will work with Biogen Idec on the design, planning and execution of Biogen Idec’s phase II-IV studies and select phase I studies. In addition, Biogen Idec will leverage Quintiles’ technology and systems across its growing portfolio.
The collaboration is already underway. New projects are being initiated through the collaboration, and several of Biogen Idec’s ongoing studies are currently transitioning to Quintiles.