Ed Miseta

Ed Miseta

Ed Miseta is the editor of ClinicalLeader.com. In this capacity he educates readers by providing the latest news and trends in the clinical research industry.


  • The Status Of mHealth In Clinical Trials: Trial And Error

    Technology has transformed our daily lives and now stands ready to disrupt and transform the way pharma companies conduct clinical trials. A study by ISR Reports attempts to determine the current status of mHealth in trials as well as make projections for its continued adoption in the future.

  • Will Virtual Trials Mean The End Of CROs?

    Virtual trials are growing in acceptance. The patient-centric aspect of these trials makes them easier to recruit and retain patients and accelerate timelines, while also providing patient data to researchers in real time. But will virtual trials also mean the end of CROs?

  • Manufacturing Facility Will Meet Needs Of Cell & Gene Trials

    Abeona Therapeutics is developing investigational gene and cell therapies for people living with serious and rare diseases. Last year, Abeona held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking of a manufacturing facility that is one year later producing gene therapy material for their clinical and pre-clinical programs. As is the norm with gene therapy, Abeona uses a virus as vehicles to deliver functional copies of defective genes.

  • AI Moves Forward, Despite Challenges And Pitfalls

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finally making its way into the realm of clinical trials, but not without challenges that need to be overcome. In part two of this roundtable discussion on AI, our experts examine some of the challenges arising, operationalizing AI at the point of care, and the barriers that must continue to be overcome.

  • AI Is Ready To Impact Clinical Trials

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making its way into the realm of clinical trials. While most of the talk I hear seems to center on clinical trial recruitment and using AI to mine electronic medical records (EHRs), that application seems to only scratch the surface. Experts predict monitoring drug adherence, pre-emptive risk monitoring, decision-making, diagnostics, and process optimization are other areas where the technology is expected to make an impact.

  • Inspire Awards Honor The Industry’s Best

    DIA’s Inspire Awards have grown every year that Barbara Lopez Kunz, global chief executive for DIA, has been with the organization. Kunz, who has been with DIA since 2013, notes it has become the place to be for attendees travelling to the annual meeting.

  • Supply Chain Success Relies On Collaborative Decisions

    If you work in clinical operations, you’re probably aware of how closely that function must work with manufacturing. There are numerous decisions that have to be made around clinical packaging, interactive response technology (IRT) software, labeling of the clinical supplies, and the actual logistics of getting the supplies to the right place at the right time.

  • Patient Centricity And Social Media Are Changing Patient Recruitment

    Thirty years ago, patient recruitment was a challenge for pharma companies. Today the patient participation rate in trials still hovers around five percent and is not expected to improve anytime soon. Patient recruitment remains a challenge that pharma must work to overcome.  

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Trials: Where Do We Go From Here?

    The Alzheimer’s disease space is not an easy one for pharma companies to navigate. In 2018 alone, Lundbeck, Takeda, Merck, Janssen, AstraZeneca, and Eli Lilly and Company all faced setbacks or poor trial results. Unfortunately, few spaces in the life sciences have fathered failure to the extent that experimental Alzheimer’s drugs have. 

  • NDA Hopes To Speed New Combination Therapy To Leukemia Patients

    In March 2019, Genentech announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. FDA for Venclexta in combination with Gazyva. The combination therapy is for people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and co-existing medical conditions.

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