Merck’s new melanoma drug shows 81% survival rate

Merck’s new melanoma drug which is currently in early phase trials is showing excellent results and promise.

Merck have released data from its Phase Ib trial, from this data they are estimating a 81% survival rate for this drug at the one year mark.

“Simply put, our data make us hopeful that this novel investigational therapy could potentially provide meaningful benefits to patients suffering from this malignant disease,” said Roger M. Perlmutter, head of Merck’s research-and-development arm


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CK Recruiter chairs the 9th Annual Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety and Risk Management Conference

Hendre Moolman, a senior Recruiter at CK Clinical was co chairman for the 9th Annual Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety and Risk Management Conference.

The organisers of the event kindly asked if Hendre would like to be co chairman along with the Programme Director, Rachel Tesfaye. Their duties were to introduce each speaker and give a short biography about each one. Hendre said that he was quite nervous introducing the first few speakers but by the 4th he was starting to feel a bit more relaxed!

The speakers at the event spoke about the changes in pharmacovigilance legislation in the last year and the complications and successes which have followed from these changes.

The event took place on the 5th and 6 th of November 2013, hosting delegates from all around the world and was very successful.


Watch Hendres brief meet the team video here

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CK staff take on Movember

CK Group are passionate for a cause, and this November they are Movembering.

Ashley Kirk, CK co-founder, has established a team that will spend the next month cultivating a moustache for Movember 2013.

Progress will be tracked here and on our social media sites so make sure you come back next week.

In the mean time, click here to meet the CK Team

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European Statistical Forum 2013

CK Clinical is pleased to be attending the 4th Annual Conference of the European Statistical Forum. This year it is entitled Missing Data in Clinical Trials.

This years conference is dedicated to the investigation, exploration, handling and analysis of missing data in clinical trials.

The conference will be held on Monday the 18th of November 2013 in Amsterdam.

CK Clinical will be attending so please say hi and chat with us if you see us.


Find out more about the forum here


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Novartis eye treatment makes in on to NHS list

Pharmatimes have reported that Novartis’s eye treatment Jetrea has been approved by NICE who have recommended it as being cost and clinically effective.

Jetrea is a new treatment that is designed to treat the serious eye condition vitreomacular traction. This new treatment is important as the current way of treating this disease is to wait until the disease warrants surgery. The availability of Jetrea means that those unsuited to a surgical procedure will now have the opportunity for treatment before their condition deteriorates.

The drug costs £2,500 per injection and just one of which is needed for treatment

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Client Relationship Development Manager Job

Join our award winning team in Business Development as a Client Relationship Development Manager.

  • Excellent salary
  • Bonus and car

CK Associates is one of the UK’s most prestigious science and technology recruitment and outsourcing providers.  Having won awards such as Best Recruitment Company and Best Scientific Recruitment Company we have a strong reputation for providing an honest, ethical and transparent service at the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Our market is one of the fastest growing in the UK economy and you will join an energetic, positive and enthusiastic new team responsible for helping to build our business, strengthen existing relationships and attract new customers at the highest levels.

Based out of our Hertfordshire office you will act as an ambassador for this highly respected brand utilising:

  • Direct approaches to senior executives
  • Cold and warm calling
  • Networking
  • Face to face meetings
  • Writing proposals
  • Delivering presentations.

Covering the South of the UK in this flagship role you will meet our customers and work with them to identify the most appropriate service from our portfolio to help deliver their objectives with an emphasis on partnerships and quality of service.

If you are an enthusiastic and energetic recruiter who really enjoys the client facing part of your role or perhaps you have worked in business development for a CRO then you have an great opportunity to work with our senior leadership team to build something very exciting.

For an informal discussion about this role or to apply, please contact Jonathan on 01438 743047 or email


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CK Founder Finalist for Business Personality of the Year Award

CK Group founder, Ashley Kirk has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Derbyshire Times Business Personality of the Year award.

Ashley set up CK Group with business partner, Liam O’Connell over 20 years ago. Based at its head office in Chesterfield, the company focusses on the recruitment of Scientific, Clinical and IT recruitment. The group has flourished over the years to become one of the largest specialist recruitment companies in the UK. It now has a turnover of over £20 million, employs 51 staff and is expanding into Europe.

Ashley is responsible for the strategic direction of the CK Group and has direct responsibility for the group’s support function and for high value accounts. His forward thinking and visionary approach has seen the completely reorganisation of  core teams from finance, marketing, HR and screening; as well as the implementation of new service offerings resulting in an increase in turnover of over 100% in the last 3 years.

Ashley’s approach to business has ensured that the CK Group is an enjoyable and supportive place to work, offering excellent training and prospects for its staff whilst providing a trusted and respected service to clients and candidates

The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 21st November at Chesterfield football club. So, like us, keep your fingers crossed for Ashley

 Click here to see the other finalists of the Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2013

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Black triangle drug monitoring scheme across Europe

As reported by PMLive. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced their intentions to strengthen drug safety measures across the EU earlier this year. The introduction of black triangle, which is already in use in the UK, is to highlight drugs that are under additional monitoring.

This action is part of wider changes to pharmacovigilence standards that the EMA are putting into place, including the creation of a Pharmacovigilence Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) and new controls to enable the EMA to ask for more post marketing safety and efficacy studies.

Click here to view our current list of pharmacovigilence jobs

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Pharmacovigilence jobs  CK Clinical pharmacovigilence recruitment

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Jobs of the Week – 30/09/2013

Here is a selection of our latest jobs in this week:


Clinical Operations:

Manager, Quality & Compliance Training  – Homecounties

Associate Director, Study Management, Oncology – Homecounties

CRA II – Clinical Research – West Yorkshire

Early Clinical Project Manager – Tokyo, Japan

Senior Associate Study Management – Home counties



Director Biostatistics – London

Snr Epidemiologist/Biostatistician – Switzerland

Statistical Programmer – Belgium

Clinical Data Manager – Germany

Senior Statistician – Paris, France


Technical Service:

Recruitment Advisor – Hertfordshire

Admin Assistant – 6 month contract, part-time – Salford


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7th Annual Clinical Forum – Dublin 2013

CK Clinical are pleased to say that we will be attending the 7th Annual Clinical Forum to be held in the heart of Dublin on the Liffey River, at the brand new Dublin Convention Centre.

This years overall theme is “Rebooting Clinical development”.   The programme features 2 full days of work shops and sessions with 5 themes including the integrated Annual Medical and Communication Conference.

We will be attending both days of the conference, so look out for us and please come and say hello!


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