Safety/Efficacy White Papers & Case Studies

  1. Building Quality Into Study Startup (SSU)
    5/25/2017

    Benjamin Franklin is often credited with this wise warning: If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. When it comes to study startup (SSU), and site activation in particular, these words ring true, especially as the clinical trials sector embraces planning as key to boosting study quality. With the availability of workflow-based SSU tools, proactive planning is within reach for stakeholders who view this function as pivotal to improving quality, as measured by audit-readiness and the likelihood of passing regulatory audits.

  2. FDA Expectations For Diversity Inclusion In Clinical Research
    5/24/2017

    FDA recently released a snapshot report showing the diversity of clinical trial participants in studies conducted in 2015 and 2016. Out of over 31,000 patients who participated in clinical trials for novel products in 2016, 48% of the study participants were women, which was an increase from 40% in 2015. An increase in clinical trial participation of African Americans was also observed from 2015 to 2016 (i.e., 5% in 2015 vs. 7% in 2016). However, Asian subject participation in clinical studies decreased 1% between 2015 and 2016 (from 12% to 11%, respectively). Overall, the trend towards increasing the diversity of clinical trial participants is encouraging, but a continued effort is needed to keep moving in the right direction.

  3. PCI General Brochure
    5/17/2017

    PCI is an integrated full service provider and a trusted partner to leading companies in the global healthcare industry; we offer unparalleled expertise and experience in taking compounds from the earliest stages of development through to commercial launch, delivering speed to market and commercial success for our customers. Core services include: Analytical services, formulation development, clinical trial supply, commercial manufacturing and packaging, QP services, supply chain management, storage and distribution.

  4. PCI Contained Brochure
    4/10/2017

    Through the acquisition of Penn Pharma, PCI has significant experience in providing integrated drug development, clinical trial supply and manufacturing of solid dose potent products to high standards of safety and quality.

  5. PCI Clinical Packaging Brochure
    4/10/2017

    Our comprehensive service offering includes early stage formulation and analytical development, API capsule and vial filling using Xcelodose® technology, scale-up and stability testing, process validation, technology transfer and all associated analytical support services.

  6. Mobile Apps: A 360° Guide For Clinical Trials
    4/7/2017

    This paper isolates three specific areas that warrant close attention for app developers, clinical trials sponsors and CROs designing trials powered with mHealth app tools: technology considerations, data considerations and regulatory considerations. These areas are vital to developing a compliant trial that generates meaningful data for clinical development using mHealth sources.

  7. Avoid Wasted Trials: One Story Of An Estimated $100M Saved
    3/8/2017

    The complexity of clinical trials continues to rise. New biomarkers for safety and efficacy continue to emerge, and new types of information – like genomic profiles – have become critical to submissions for drug approval. Against this dynamic backdrop, the central challenge facing trial sponsors is the need to bring together diverse data sets, draw meaningful insights from them and act quickly to maximize return on investment.

  8. A Comprehensive Named Patient Programme (NPP) That’s Adaptable To Expansion
    1/12/2017

    Challenge: A biotech company launched a Named Patient Programme (NPP) that required complex and dedicated operational support. The NPP demanded expedited patient eligibility review and urgent drug shipment to an extremely sick patient population. High patient demand from a global population encouraged them to seek a pharma services provider to manage the programme.

  9. Does ICH E6 R2 Effect Risk-Based Monitoring And Overall Quality Risk Management?
    1/11/2017

    Regulators are encouraging the industry to take a new quality risk management (QRM) approach to clinical trial execution. The latest International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) E6 R2 guidelines represent the first update to the guidelines in over 19 years.

  10. Clinical Trials Breathe Life Into Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    12/12/2016

    Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have long been fundamental to many industries, and the clinical trials sector is no exception. With the advent of the Good Clinical Practice Guideline in 1996 from the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH-GCP), stakeholders have been motivated to develop SOPs, not only for regulatory compliance, but also as a routine business practice. Yet, too often, after companies devote significant time and resources into creating SOPs, they may not be followed.