samedan logo
 
 
spacer
home > ict > autumn 2018 > clinical connectivity
PUBLICATIONS
International Clinical Trials

Clinical Connectivity

A clinical research network is a gathering of like-minded research centres, usually academic institutions or teaching hospitals, coming together to pool expertise, best practices, tools and equipment, and resources and manpower, with the goal of furthering their research capabilities in ways that no single institution could achieve alone. In the main, these are self-assembled and self-organised regional clusters of hospitals.

Banding together, clinical research networks benefit from sharing best-in-class clinical expertise, facilities, and equipment. Not every hospital’s research department is funded well enough to be able to afford a SPINlab Hyperpolariser, or an in-bore MRI targeted ultrasound device, which can run into the millions of pounds. Similarly, other tools, such as software solutions, need only be purchased once to benefit the entire network. Depending on the set-up of the network consortium, the setup and management processes of a clinical trial may also be simplified, such as only one ethics committee approval being needed for the entire trial, across multiple sites.

More importantly, having access to patients from every member institution, the network gains a larger pool of potential patients for its research. A heterogenous grouping of research facilities also allows the research network to have expert personnel in a variety of fields and facilities suiting many treatment methodologies.

Read full article from PDF >>

Rate this article You must be a member of the site to make a vote.  
Average rating:
0
     

There are no comments in regards to this article.

spacer
Andreas Walter is Chief Technology Officer at Clinerion. He studied computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and holds a PhD in computer science, which he received as a result of his work on high quality image search based on semantic technologies at the Forschungszentrum Informatik Research Center for Computer Science in Karlsruhe, Germany. Andreas lectures at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology on the topics of information integration and the creation of web-based information systems.

Le Vin Chin is Head of Marketing and Communications at Clinerion and has been working in communications and marketing for 20 years in a wide variety of industries, including software and services.
spacer
Andreas Walter
spacer
spacer
spacer
Le Vin Chin
spacer
spacer
Print this page
Send to a friend
Privacy statement
News and Press Releases

RSSL introduces same-day mycoplasma testing service in UK

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), a leading provider of scientific and technical solutions to the global biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sectors, has introduced the United Kingdom’s first same-day mycoplasma testing service for manufacturers of biologic medicines.
More info >>

White Papers

Device Develop for Combo Products

Phillips-Medisize

Combination products are defined as therapeutics combining two or more products (drug/device, biologics/device, biologics/drugs or drug/device/biologics), regulated and sold as a single unit. As these pharmaceutical and biological therapies and treatments have evolved, so has the need to develop appropriate delivery mechanisms for these applications. When developing a combination product, there are many things that need to be considered – the critical relationships between device development and the pharmaceutical or biologic, early establishment of regulatory and clinical strategies, understanding ‘user’ needs, determining product requirements, as well as, device manufacturing variation.
More info >>

 
Industry Events

World Pharma Week 2019

17-20 June 2019, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

World Pharma Week will bring together a unique and international mix of large and medium pharmaceutical and biotech companies, CROs, leading universities and clinical research institutions, emerging companies and tool providers—making it a perfect meeting-place to share experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia, and evaluate emerging technologies.
More info >>

 

 

©2000-2011 Samedan Ltd.
Add to favourites

Print this page

Send to a friend
Privacy statement