Biography for Damian Garde
Damian Garde, Editor
Damian is an editor with Fierce's life sciences publications, writing for FierceBiotech, FierceMedicalDevices and FierceCRO. Prior to joining Fierce, he worked for Patch.com in Maryland, and The Albuquerque Journal and Weekly Alibi in Albuquerque, NM. Damian lives in Washington, DC, and considers himself the foremost Carmelo Anthony apologist in the greater metropolitan area. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.
Articles by Damian Garde
WuXi PharmaTech, China's largest CRO, is blueprinting forays into two of the hottest locales for U.S. R&D, planning to open offices in Boston and San Francisco.
PPD has signed a data-minded deal with the collection experts at ERT, a partnership the companies believe will help their clients conduct more efficient trials.
Health Decisions, a week removed from the plane crash that claimed the life of its CEO, has recruited a CRO veteran from the University of North Carolina to step in as interim chief executive and oversee its transition.
BioClinica, fresh from its latest merger, has named a Pfizer executive as its next CEO.
North Carolina CRO Health Decisions is working its way back to normalcy after the death of its founder and CEO, processing a loss that "devastated" its staff, an executive said.
Covance got some bad advice when it agreed to a roughly $6 billion buyout from LabCorp, according to an investor lawsuit, which alleges that chief dealbroker Goldman Sachs had a conflict of interest all along.
Kidney dialysis magnate DaVita HealthCare Partners has merged its two research-minded subsidiaries to create an end-to-end CRO focused on renal trials.
Clinical trial tech outfit Medidata is expanding its work in risk-based monitoring, buying a startup called Patient Profiles to help sponsors and CROs use real-time safety data to make decisions on studies.
X-Chem, PPD's in-house biotech company, has signed a deal with the rare disease specialists at Alexion to lend out its molecular library and help discover new treatments.
INC Research has deepened its partnership with the Society for Clinical Research Sites, supporting a training program and working to increase communication between trial sites and study investigators.