Featured Trial Design Editorial

  1. BMS Invests Record $3.6 Billion In Immuno-Oncology Pathway

    Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Nektar Therapeutics have announced a partnership deal worth up to $3.6 billion that will lay out a new path for immuno-oncology (I/O) combination therapies.

  2. Cell Therapy Trial Creates Skin Cells For Rare Disease Patients

    Abeona Therapeutics recently conducted a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for individuals with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB). RDEB is an often fatal connective tissue disorder marked by skin blistering and caused by a lack of a collagen protein responsible for anchoring the dermal and epidermal layers together.

  3. The Father And CEO Who Climbed A Mountain To Raise Awareness

    How far would most CEOs go to raise awareness of the diseases they are attempting to treat? Tim Miller, CEO of Abeona Therapeutics, climbed more than 14,000 feet to the top of Mt. Rainier to raise awareness for Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare and deadly genetic disease that impacts children.

  4. Beat AML Utilizes Innovative Master Trial Configuration

    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer that develops in bone marrow where new blood cells are created. It quickly moves into the blood, where it can be fatal in a matter of months. A new trial using a Master Trial configuration will provide hope for patients.

  5. The Role Of Modeling & Simulation In Clinical Trials

    Modeling and simulation (M&S) in the drug development process is an industry-proven scientific approach used to inform crucial drug development decisions such as dosing, drug-drug interaction (DDI), and other critical safety and efficacy questions. The FDA has shown a strong commitment to utilizing M&S in the drug development process.

  6. Cell Therapy Trials Present Unique Challenges For Pharma

    Maria Fardis, CEO of Iovance Biotherapeutics, has spent 18 years working in the pharma industry. Although most of her experience has been in small molecules and proteins, she now works in the cell therapy space and notes these treatments are a new and exciting space with meaningful differences in how clinical trials are conducted.

  7. J&J Announces First Efficacy Study For HIV-1 Preventive Vaccine

    On the eve of World AIDS Day 2017, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have joined forces with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to advance a potential “global vaccine” that could prevent a wide range of viral strains responsible for the world’s HIV pandemic.

  8. Tissue Modeling May Cut Clinical Trial Time

    In the neuromuscular space, Fulcrum Therapeutics is using tissue donated from patients with facioscapulohumeral (FSH) muscular dystrophy, an incurable form of the disease, to find a treatment. The tissue is used to create research models that look and respond much like natural human tissues

  9. Trial Aims To Kill Cancer Without Chemotherapy Side Effects

    Getting a new oncology drug to patients involves navigating an obstacle course of costs, timelines, safety and effectiveness data, and regulations. Starting the clinical process with a molecule that has already been proven to kill cancer cells and be safe for patients will eliminate much of the risk. That is exactly what NanOlogy, a clinical-stage oncology company, is attempting to do.

  10. Does Your Clinical VP Have The Right Aptitude And Attitude?

    For a small biotech company, making the transition from discovery to clinical is where the rubber meets the road. This is where all your endless hours of planning pay off and where you will be challenged to put your risk and mitigation plans to the test. During this time, no position will be more important than your director of clinical development.