Jobson Medical Information acquires CenterWatch and NEIRB from Thomson Healthcare -

Healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company Jobson Medical Information LLC (JMI), US, has announced that they have acquired the assets of CenterWatch and The New England Institutional Review Board (NEIRB) from Thomson Healthcare Inc., a subsidiary of the Thomson Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CenterWatch and NEIRB provide information and services that support the efficient execution of clinical trials. Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a publishing and information services company supplying critical data to the clinical trials industry. Key customers include pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology and medical device companies, CRO's and patients involved in clinical trials. The CenterWatch website lists over 5,000 clinical trials and details of over 30,000 clinical trial sites. The website attracts over 200,000 visitors per month.

NEIRB provides FDA mandated services to pharmaceutical companies and CRO's. Founded in 1988, NEIRB was one of the first central institutional review boards established to meet the ethical review needs of a burgeoning drug development market.

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