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Marketplace & Business
Emerging Markets

Outsourcing Opportunities

CROs are increasingly looking to the Middle East, Europe and Africa to satisfy their outsourcing needs. Adam M Dion at GlobalData Healthcare demonstrates the advantages that these regions hold, with examples from this year’s activity.


 
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CRO Collaborations

Selection Principles


In order to overcome the obstacles in clinical study partner selection, companies must implement a rigorous strategy. Michel Hantzperg at ICTA Systems says the pharmaceutical industry could learn from historic military tactics.
 
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Legal & Regulatory

Ethical Issues

Code of Conduct

Ghanashyam Rao and Indu Singh at ELC Group explain how it is essential to ensure ethical conduct is adhered to in clinical research – and discuss why study design and informed consent are just a small part of the challenge.

 
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Research Misconduct

False Evidence

As paper retractions in scientific journals continue to rise, Martin Robinson at IAoCR assesses how education and training of employees is critical in avoiding research misconduct.
 
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Anti-Bribery Legislation

Company Compliance


Samantha Regenthal at SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication Ltd reveals why compliance training has been brought to the fore, as alleged corrupt business practices emerge.
 
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Drug Development & Delivery

Medical Device Outsourcing

In Demand

Karyn Korieth at CenterWatch illustrates how medical device companies can use CROs in development work. By reducing rising costs, companies are able to expand into the global market at a faster pace.

 
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Combination Products

Testing Times

Global inconsistencies in testing regulations and reimbursement problems are creating challenges for the development of combination products. DivyaaRavishankar at Frost & Sullivan explains.
 
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Companion Diagnostics

Supporting Role

At the core of the shift towards personalised medicine are companion diagnostics. Mark Roberts at Covance suggests that the ideal partners in the co-development process are contract research organisations.
 
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Drug Discovery, Development & Delivery
Pharmacokinetic Equivalence

Equal Measures


In biosimilar trials, proving the pharmacokinetic equivalence of biologics can be a diffi cult task. Yvonne Moores at Quanticate suggests ways to resolve this pressing issue.
 
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Patient Recruitment
Patient Access Programmes

Think Global

Mark Corbett at Clinigen discusses why pharma companies worldwide should consider implementing global access programmes in cases where therapeutic options may not be readily available.
 
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Data Management & IT Solutions
Cloud-Based Computing

Silver Linings

Denise Oakley at GXS outlines how cloud-based computing can aid global pharma companies in distinguishing themselves from the competition.
 
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Review
Annual Review

The CRO Scene

EPC Editor Graham Hughes reports on the latest developments of the CRO market, and gives an insight into the industry’s future.
 
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In Conclusion

Tourist Attraction

Graham Hughes reflects on the contradictory accusations of health services around the globe.

 
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Commercial & Regulatory
Regulatory Personnel

Talent Pool

The industry is becoming increasingly focused on recruiting a new ‘super-breed’ of employees. Susan Macdonald at RSA considers ways to attract and retain these prized employees.
 
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Interview

Industry Interview

Client Focused

David Spaight of WIL Research talks to EPC about his business philosophy and five-year plan.

 
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Industry Interview

Right on Time

Olga Alfonsova at PSI CRO AG discusses how to deliver clinical trials on time, as well as explaining her future goals.

 
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