White Papers

  1. eCOA Trends To Watch

    With acceptance of personal electronic devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) by the public, the use of computerized systems to collect clinical outcomes assessment (COA) data in clinical trials is commonplace and becoming the preferred and recommended method. As the regulators continue to encourage its use in clinical trials, eCOA deployment will continue to evolve. Read more about hot eCOA topics that demonstrate the trend toward patient-centricity are described here.

  2. Risk Based Quality Management (RBQM) - A Collaborative Approach To Holistic Clinical Trial Oversight

    Developing, executing, and overseeing clinical trials is a complex process. This paper shares perspectives that will assist sponsor organizations in the creation of a RBQM system in partnership with their CROs and vendors. When a shared, proactive plan is established, sponsors and CROs/vendors can then tailor their oversight strategy to support improved quality and safety of clinical trial execution.

  3. Veeva 2019 Unified Clinical Operations Survey: Annual CRO Report

    This global research examines the drivers, barriers, and benefits of a unified clinical operating model from a CRO perspective. Findings show CROs are leading the adoption of modern clinical applications to increase efficiency, enhance collaboration, and improve trial performance.

  4. EU GDP Guidelines: Implications For Shipping Clinical Materials Into The European Market

    It is up to pharmaceutical companies sponsoring clinical trials in the EU to have complete control of their supply chain. Understanding recent changes to the EU GDP guidelines can help achieve this as they now offer a more comprehensive guidance for temperature management during storage and transportation.

  5. Six Strategies To Stretch Your Limited Drug Supply For Clinical Studies

    These clinical packaging strategies can be used to help successfully manage the supply of an expensive drug product throughout the duration of clinical testing. Without doing so, there could be costly interruptions or extended delays that would have a devastating impact on a company’s timeline to commercialization.

  6. What Your Clinical Study Design Reveals About Your Clinical Packaging Needs

    Securing a stable supply chain to deal with the uncertainties of clinical trials is critical. One misstep can have a profound impact not only on the cost and time of your trial but also on its overall success. To ensure the timely delivery of the necessary supplies, a sponsor must have a strong clinical packaging strategy that takes into account the most important details of its clinical study design.

  7. ANNEX 13 Investigational Medicinal Products - Labeling Requirements Explained

    Can you imagine working for months to ensure your clinical supply strategy is in place for your European studies, only to have them be delayed because labeling requirements were out of compliance, and the QP or the site(s) rejected the materials you wanted to use in a trial? The purpose of this guide is to walk US-based clinical supply professionals through the labeling requirements laid out in Annex 13 of the EU GMP guidelines.

  8. Which Real-World Research Design Is Best?

    Real-world research design is more complicated than clinical trial design, its complexity due to a multitude of factors including the differing evidentiary needs of diverse healthcare system stakeholders, the differing outcome measures available to meet those needs, and the differing methodologic approaches that can be used to collect clinical, economic and real-world data. Selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective research design can be quite challenging. Read more about a developed and tested an algorithm that has proven to be useful in structuring decision-making in the design of real-world research.

  9. Could The Gut Microbiome Revolutionize Medical Care?

    There is still much to learn about whether a dysregulated gut microbiome causes disease, or whether disease leads to dysbiosis. Despite the scientific questions that remain to be investigated, several biotechnology companies have emerged with a focus on testing various approaches to developing therapies targeting the gut microbiome. This paper provides a summary of the current gut microbiome therapy development landscape and an overview of the commercialization challenges faced.

  10. The Future Of REMS: The Time Is Now For REMS Training And Professional Development

    Implementing and managing a REMS program takes a distinct set of skills and expertise. Manufacturers often struggle, however, to find an organizational “home” for those responsible for administering these programs, whose roles are often spread across pharmacovigilance, drug safety and regulatory affairs functions. Read how to better prepare associates for their REMS managerial and supporting roles, and ways to bring greater awareness to REMS program design, implementation and assessment as a specialized discipline.