White Papers

  1. What Clinical Teams Should Know About Changing Trial Logistics
    2/27/2019

    When it comes to clinical supplies, the journey is every bit as important as the destination and the price of failure is high. This paper discusses how supply logistics are changing and contains examples of how Fisher Clinical Services is deploying flexible solutions to ensure secure, efficient and cost-effective passage of clinical supplies.

  2. Data Governance In The Clinical Trial Ecosystem
    2/27/2019

    For biopharmaceutical sponsors, clinical trial data are both the greatest organizational asset and the greatest challenge. This paper discusses the principles of data governance and how they are used to build a business intelligence framework that advances data quality, acquisition, and integration to deliver actionable information for use across the drug development enterprise.

  3. Addressing Suggestibility As A Psychological Phenomenon In Clinical Trials
    2/22/2019

    How can researchers identify participants’ overall level of suggestibility and then focus on the minimization of this characteristic to solve the issue of suggestibility in clinical trial?

  4. Genetic Counselors - Helping Researchers Brace For The Silver Tsunami Of CNS Disorders
    2/22/2019

    Genetic testing is making it easier to identify patients for clinical trials. However, genetic testing in the context of clinical trials raises raise important ethical issues, including ones related to informed consent and disclosure of results. Genetic counselors can play a crucial role in helping sponsors address these operational and ethical issues, making trials more efficient, more patient-centered and, ultimately, more successful.

  5. Invert To Convert: Rethinking Patient Recruitment And Enrollment Strategies
    2/22/2019

    Overall, the landscape of patient recruitment and enrollment have become highly specialized and data-driven. They demand a specialized, data-driven approach that nurtures potential participants and delivers bottom-line results, quickly and within budget. Read how an Enrollment Assistant can reduce the site’s workload, accelerate enrollment and make the entire recruitment process more efficient.

  6. Ethical Considerations In Adaptive Design Clinical Trials
    2/20/2019

    While adaptive design is associated with many potential benefits, it may also present challenges to observing the basic ethical principles of research in human subjects. In this white paper, we review the features of particular clinical trial design adaptations and discuss the ethical obstacles they can present and those they can potentially resolve. Using examples of both published and unpublished clinical studies, we highlight the importance of proper design and planning and appropriate ethical due diligence in the successful conduct of an adaptive design clinical trial.

  7. A Next Generation Sequencing Approach To Influenza Vaccine Development
    2/19/2019

    NGS sequencing presents new possibilities for influenza vaccine development. This white paper covers the challenges of developing influenza vaccines and new approaches that may eventually lead to a more universal solution.

  8. Cell Therapy Logistics
    2/11/2019

    Having a sound logistics strategy to ensure that a living drug is delivered to the right patient at the right time, location, and temperature is essential to patient safety and product effectiveness.

  9. Avoiding Hemolysis Blood Sample Collection Processing
    2/11/2019

    Erythrocytes have significant value in specific types of research. If your objective is biobanking these cells in an intact state then it is equally important that hemolysis and the need for a re-draw is avoided. This paper explains how hemolysis can be prevented during specimen collection and handling.

  10. Standardizing Biosample Management - Why Use Collection Kits?
    2/11/2019

    Whether you are conducting a phase 3 clinical trial of a new therapy or looking for biomarkers, you will need to collect samples, and that leads to a number of questions. Following are some basics to help with planning sample collection and to help make the process as cost-effective as possible.