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Business and Finance
Clinical Procurement

Under the Hammer


The number of firms engaging in reverse auctions when procuring strategic services is on the rise. This can damage the buyer as well as the supplier, argue Julia Forjanic Klapproth and Douglas Fiebig at Trilogy Writing and Consulting.
 
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Marketplace & Business
Intellectual Property

Enhancing Assets


Jackie Maguire of Coller IP contends that businesses could be doing more to fully utilise their intellectual property portfolios. To accommodate the pressures of change and get the most out of assets, companies should plan ahead and engage outside help.


 
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Clinical Trials: Patient Recruitment & Retention
Social Media

Get Connected


The Medical Research Network's Graham Wylie assures us that the major concerns in using social media in clinical trials are all relatively easy to address, as well as discussing the advantages of utilising such tools – many of which are only just being realised by pharma.
 
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Legal & Regulatory
Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation

Potential Impact


This year, the European Parliament put forward a new regulation on data protection. Samantha Regenthal of Regenthal Legal & Compliance outlines the impact the legislation could have on the industry if implemented.

 
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Electronic Solutions
Clinical Trial Innovations

Tech Trends


Drug makers are putting increasing pressure on CROs to conduct clinical trials in more innovative ways. David Blackman at PPD advises that new technologies will not only aid partners in providing a higher quality service, but also add value and efficiency to their own business.

 
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Clinical Research
Patient Safety

Narratives Reporting Events


Patient safety narratives play an important part in any clinical trial, but are often complex, consuming time and money. Despite this – and in order to ensure transparency and consistency – all guidelines and process steps should be adhered to, says Quanticate’s Yvonne Moores.
 
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Science & Innovation: Cancer Focus
Phase 1 Oncology Trials

Lessons Learned


New challenges are arising with the growing number and size of Phase 1 oncology trials. Sean Hart at Vector Oncology and Rabinder Buttar at ClinTec International share the best ways to optimise study outcomes.
 
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Lung Cancer Treatment

Nano Debate: Part 1

Shelley Bowers from Asons Solicitors debates the pros and cons of using nanotechnology in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Although the tool holds much hope for the future, it should be approached with caution as it lacks thorough research.
 
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Therapeutic Innovation
Ageing Populations

Beyond a Single Pill


Capsugel’s Sven Stegemann describes why a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to drug design is no longer sufficient in the treatment of diseases of ageing. Various patient-centric products should be explored – and are sometimes essential to adherence in elderly populations.
 
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Data Management & IT Solutions
Cloud-Based Compliance Software

Secure Environment


Constantly validated, secure data can be achieved through cloud-based compliance systems. However, several myths surround their implementation – James Brown of Zinc Ahead explains why these can be cast aside.
 
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LABS & Logistics
Laboratory Relocation

The Right Move


Potential research disruption, damage to samples and heavy costs can strike fear into any company considering a laboratory move. John Best at Andrew Porter Ltd tells us how to make a success of any relocation.
 
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Review
In Conclusion

Breaking News


Graham Hughes
reviews pharma's recent news items, and suggests that the industry is receiving selective press attention.

 
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Regional Focus
Russia Focus: Risk-Based Monitoring

Instant Results


While there are huge cost savings to be had from implementing risk-based monitoring, the benefits can take years to surface. Synergy Research Group’s Igor Stefanov and John Barker offer Russia as a solution to those looking for quicker rewards.
 
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Research and Development
Diseases of Ageing

Finding the Trigger


Ciriaco Maraschiello at Harlan Contract Research Services believes that, in order to produce more efficacious treatments for age-related conditions, the triggering mechanisms of these diseases need to be fully understood.

 
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Interview
Industry Interview

Gaining Access


Hunter Walker at Atlantic Research Group discusses accessing and utilising sponsors’ biggest asset – and why today’s pharma industry calls for better analytics and data management.
 
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Industry Interview

Maximum Protection


Neil Coulson at Baker Botts discusses the recent difficulties and developments in the intellectual property field, and advises on how pharma can maintain value.

 
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