Local technology news:

Top pet supply catalog picks ChannelAdvisor for e-commerce service

Drs. Foster and Smith, largest pet supply catalog retailer in the U.S., has signed on to utilize e-commerce services for online comparison shopping.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Drs. Foster and Smith rank No. 115 on the Internet Retailer Top 500.

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Stony Brook University selects SciQuest for e-commerce

Stony Brook University will utilize e-procurement services from Cary-based SciQuest.

The school hopes to streamline purchasing as well as improve oversight and control of spending.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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PPD names clinical development exec for Asia Pacific

Wilmington-based PPD (Nasdaq: PPDI), a global life sciences contract research organization, has named Edward Ian as its vice president of clinical development for Asia Pacific.

Ian has more than 15 years of experience in clinical operations and management. He will oversee PPD’s Phase II-IV operations in that region.

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