Steve Jobs had referred to computers as being a wonderful tool and a "bicycle for the mind." The possibilities for computers and their applications seem limitless and will play a key role in drug development and discovery. Here's an example: A recent news release demonstrates how computers can benefit researchers and improve patient safety.
The Economic Impact Of Using Target eClinical Trial Record
Pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and clinical sites spend millions to manage the vast amount of paperwork that regulatory agencies require during the drug and device development process. Currently, each clinical research site must maintain source documents for the required document retention period.
Mixing ePRO Modalities
Over the past year or so, there has been much discussion on the various PRO modalities available for use in clinical trials — eDiary, IVR, digital pen, mPRO, webdiary, SMS-based systems and of course, paper. But the question asked repeatedly, especially since the launch of our Web diary, is not about method selection but, "Can we mix them?"
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The toxicologists and study monitors at PPD are certified by the American Board of Toxicology and have experience in a variety of compounds and therapeutic areas. Nonclinical resources are dedicated to getting the project to first-in-man studies.
Infectious Disease And Vaccines Clinical Trials
Diagnostic procedures, clinical trial methodology, and assessment methods in anti-infective drug development and vaccine development differ in many respects from those in other therapeutic areas. ICON provides the experience and expertise across multiple classes of infection to address the critical issues of infectious disease research.