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CRO

Any privately financed, for-profit entity that performs industry-sponsored biomedical research. Health research is conducted in government-sponsored laboratories, e.g., the National Institutes of Health or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; academic medical centers (such as those affiliated with a major university hospitals), and CROs.
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CORP will become a part of Medical Economics' CenterWatch (Boston, MA) unit, a provider of information on the management and conduct of clinical trials for consumers, pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and research centers.

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