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Companion Diagnostics

Biomarker Momentum

Berwyn Clarke of Lab21 Limited highlights the resurgence in the use of biomarkers in the clinical development process, and considers the implications of new technology and recent EU and US development guidelines.
 
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Clinical Trial Outsourcing
Pharma-CRO Partnerships

Relationship Advice

Consultant John Faulkes considers the best course of action to ensure the sponsor-CRO relationship is successful, and suggests that  building trust and regular communication when partnership-building is essential.
 
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eCLINICAL
Drug Identication Links

Connecting Up

The ClinicalTrials.gov database has sought to increase the transparency of trial and drug data. Christopher Southan of ChrisDS Consulting and Hilary Stephenson of Sigma Consulting Solutions Limited suggest ways in which the resource can be improved.
 
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Software-as-a-Service

Trial Management from the Cloud

Jan Nielsen at BSI Business Systems Integration AG surveys opinion on cloud-based CTMS systems, and highlights the factors pharma companies must take into account when adopting this software.
 
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Developing Countries: Translation and EDC

Communication Crossroads

A number of challenges have prevented adoption of EDC in emerging countries but, as Karen I Politis Virk at Language Connections explains, progress is being made as a result of technological advances and translation guidelines.
 
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MEDICAL IMAGING AND QT STUDIES
Cancer Drug Trials

Preclinical Targets

Bioluminescent imaging can aid preclinical efficacy assessments by providing patient relevant models. Rajendra Kumari at PRECOS discusses the role this imaging platform will play in cancer drug development.
 
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Trial Management & Outsourcing
Budget Setting

Mature Approach

As the bid process for CROs becomes more competitive, John Bennett at JABPharma Ltd and Fiona Racher of Risk Decisions Limited recommend the adoption of a risk management strategy that allows sponsors to provide an accurate and reliable proposal.
 
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Regional trials
Regulatory Compliance: Developing Countries

Principled Progress

Conducting clinical trials in developing countries offers a number of practical and economic advantages. However, as Aarti Pandey and Swaminath Ganesh at Wipro Technologies discuss, ethical considerations must not be forgotten.
 
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Supply Chain & Manufacturing
R&D Outlook

Pressure on the Pipeline

Mark Egerton of Quotient Clinical suggests an innovative change to the supply chain process that will help the industry overcome the economic pressures that R&D is currently facing.
 
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Recessionary Environment
Site Management

Survival of the Brightest

The effects of the economic recession are being felt in both Big Pharma and small biotech companies. Alan Wade at CPS Research highlights the benefits of increased efficiency and diversification.
 
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Risk-Based Monitoring

Time for Change

Jules T Mitchel and Judith M Schloss Markowitz at Target Health Inc. consider the advantages of risk-based monitoring and direct data entry.



 
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Dr Graham Hughes
Consultant in
Pharmaceutical
Development

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News and Press Releases

Francine Lane Recipient of 2019 DIA Global Inspire Award

JERSEY CITY – March 21, 2019 – Francine Lane, TrialScope Vice President of Global Transparency, has received a 2019 Global Inspire Award from the Drug Information Association (DIA). Lane, chair of the DIA’s Clinical Trial Disclosure Community, and Robert Paarlberg, past chair, are co-recipients of the Community Engagement Award. The award recognizes DIA community chairs for consistently driving engagement while advancing knowledge and thought leadership within their membership communities.
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White Papers

Driving ROI: The Case for Investing in Contract & Site Regulatory Document Management Services

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With tight timelines and complicated regulatory documentation requirements, getting a clinical trial up and running quickly is easier said than done. Key milestones can be achieved only after the successful negotiation of clinical trial agreements and completion of essential regulatory documents. Many clinical trials are hindered by inefficient, labor-intensive processes. Prolonged, inefficient activation can hamper investigator satisfaction and, ultimately, have a negative bottom-line impact for sponsors and CROs. In addition, the Sunshine Act is heightening the importance of financial disclosure in clinical trials. Without a robust financial disclosure strategy, sponsors cannot ensure that physician self-reported financial disclosure data are aligned with the payment data being reported through the Sunshine Act, increasing financial and regulatory risk.
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Industry Events

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22-23 October 2019, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel

PDA’s Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices has become the must-attend meeting for everyone working in the field, and is now the world’s largest conference on this subject
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