Newsletter | September 2, 2011

9.2.11 -- Microwaves To Improve Drug Delivery

Clinical Leader
Health Technology Assessment Adds Value To All Phases Of Drug Discovery And Clinical Development

The drug development pyramid is a familiar concept to those working in clinical research. With so many candidate substances screened for development just to support the launch of a single product, it would be tempting to see it as folly to embark on a formal assessment of potential value for a product prior to launch — before it has even been shown whether the product works.
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Featured Articles

RFID In Clinical Trials
With cost pressures hitting them, it becomes essential for companies to revisit their existing processes and identify areas where improvements are possible. The clinical trial process is plagued with inefficiencies. These inefficiencies can be removed using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Read more.

An Introduction To Stick Packaging
Stickpack packaging in single-dose is globally accepted for its accuracy, convenience, and costsavings. These slim, sealed, tube-shaped packets — approximately the size of a stick of gum — are a preferred packaging design among European and Japanese consumers for the convenience, flexibility, and portability their active lives demand. Read more.

Fundamentals Of The Patient Recruitment Process: Better Recruiting For On-Time Studies
The leading cause of drug development program delays is the challenge of recruiting the right number of patients with the right qualifications. Patient recruitment continues to be ranked as the most costly and time-consuming aspect of clinical trials. Read more.

Product Of The Week

Production Crystal® Cx: Clinical Speed Aseptic Filling
The Production Crystal Cx Filling Line has been designed to address medium-scale pharmaceutical filling, with a capacity to fill large clinical batches and small commercial batches. Typically, a batch would represent a few thousand vials — up to 40,000 vials a day. Read more.

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Industry Event

Health Economics And Patient Reported Outcomes Symposium 2011
September 12, 2011
Philadelphia, PA

Topics to be covered include internet-based patient reported outcomes research, estimating utilities for clinical trial outcomes, and considerations for North American market access strategies. To learn more, click here.