Newsletter | December 2, 2019

12.02.19 -- Will Virtual Trials Mean The End Of CROs?

Featured Editorial
Will Virtual Trials Mean The End Of CROs?
By Ed Miseta, chief editor, Clinical Leader

Virtual trials are growing in acceptance. The patient-centric aspect of these trials makes it 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?

4 Tips For Successful Collaboration With Your EU Qualified Person (QP)
By Enith Morillo and Azeem Shan

Qualified persons (QPs) are responsible for the certification of clinical trial materials in the EU and therefore are an essential link in U.S. sponsors’ supply chains. Indeed, engaging QPs well before the clinical trial material needs to be certified not only assures a smooth release process and trial start-up but mitigates pitfalls associated with unanticipated technical, quality, and regulatory challenges.

Industry Insights
Top 3 Reasons Why A Direct-To-Patient Clinical Trial Is Right For You
Article | By Cheryl Robinson, RPh, MS, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Patient-centricity has been a growing trend across the pharmaceutical and biotech industries for some time now. As the focus on precision and personalized medicine continues to increase, sponsors are looking for innovative ways to increase patient enrollment and compliance while reducing drug development timelines and costs. 

The Use And Value Of Blockchain In Healthcare Research
Article | By Jeff Gartland and Julie Krommenhoek, Ciox Health - Life Sciences

This article introduces blockchain technology in the context of healthcare research, the opportunities and value it is set to provide in the future, and how to overcome the obstacles of implementing it.

Building High-Performance Teams: Lessons Learned From The NFL Draft
Article | By Michael Smyth, TransPerfect

Read insights from Michael Smyth, division president and corporate VP, Life Sciences Solutions at TransPerfect, on how the draft mindset expands beyond the NFL and into organizations such as our own — building teams that believe in fellow teammates and who can stay calm in the face of adversity are goals to which all leaders strive.

Deploying Digital Technology In Virtual Trials: Three Keys To Success
Article | By Shelby Kachel, IQVIA Virtual Trials

As the life sciences world undergoes increasingly rapid digitization, sponsors are transforming their development processes to stay competitive. The next logical step is to conduct clinical studies virtually, delivering them directly to patients in the comfort of their own homes. From recruitment and informed consent to monitoring endpoints and outcomes, virtual trials technologies share three key characteristics.

Criteria To Use When Choosing A Supply Chain Partner
Article | By Greg Keizer, Bellwyck Pharma Services

Without a smooth-running, process-driven, compliant, and adaptable supply chain, the quality, delivery, safety, and potential overall effectiveness of your drug can be compromised. But, how do you find the right partner who will serve as your trusted link between the lab and the patient?

SEO, UX Key To Finding — And Understanding — Clinical Trials
White Paper | By Mark Mesterman, TrialScope

According to experts, sponsors’ clinical trials websites should focus on three primary areas: patient-centric content and design, navigation, and mobile friendliness.

In The Midst Of This: The Data Management Perspective On The Interim Analysis
Article | Cytel

Patti Arsenault, Cytel's global head of data management, shares her thoughts on the three core elements important for success from the data management standpoint — effective timeline management, thoughtful database design, and a proactive approach to data cleaning.

Improving Pharma R&D Efficiency: The Need To Transform Clinical Trials
Infographic | ICON Plc

A recent survey of pharmaceutical executives and professionals provided valuable insight into key clinical research challenges and potential solutions for clinical development. See how respondents replied regarding cost pressures, elevating efficiency, digital disruption, and data silos.

Control Site Payments
E-Book | Greenphire

Optimize 7 Critical Business Functions With Payment Automation.

The Era Of eSource
Podcast | Medrio

eSource is poised to become a new standard in clinical data management, and organizations should act now to prepare. How did we get here, and how can organizations best position themselves for success in the new eClinical landscape?


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