FEATURED ARTICLES

Are You Conducting Proper CRO Oversight?
Are You Conducting Proper CRO Oversight?

Are my CROs doing what I hired them to do? That is a question you may have asked yourself many times. Even if you have conducted a thorough CRO search and selected the one that best meets your needs, there is no guarantee it is performing the tasks most important to your clinical trial.

  • Are Outdated Pricing Models Hurting Clinical Research?
    Are Outdated Pricing Models Hurting Clinical Research?

    Two issues that always seem to throw a wrench into sponsor/CROs relationships are changes to staffing and pricing. Protocol changes can disrupt trials for CROs and cause price increases for sponsors. Staffing changes can create new learning curves, delay trials, and cause sponsors to feel they were misled. Are penalties an easy way to fix both?

  • Clinical Staff Shortage: “Growing Plague” For Pharma & CROs
    Clinical Staff Shortage: “Growing Plague” For Pharma & CROs

    Anyone involved with clinical trials knows a continuing and growing problem in the industry is the lack of qualified clinical research staff. A new report from BioPharm Insight (BPI) acknowledges this trend, noting the staff shortage is a “growing plague to the CRO industry which will need to be addressed in order to ease liabilities.”

  • The Benefits Of Outsourcing Clinical Regulatory Requirements
    The Benefits Of Outsourcing Clinical Regulatory Requirements

    When I sat down to speak with Paul Bridges, Ph.D., corporate VP and Interim head of PAREXEL Consulting at the 2016 DIA Annual Meeting, we had recently heard the news of Great Britain exiting the European Union. Bridges seemed to take it completely in stride, noting there will always be changes occurring that can disrupt and erect obstacles to your drug development efforts. While we can’t stop them, we can certainly take advantage of the resources available from partners to better navigate them and mitigate their effects.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • SynteractHCR Full-Service CRO Brochure

    SynteractHCR is a multinational clinical research organization, formed from the merger of Synteract with Harrison Clinical Research in 2013, which provides global, full-service clinical trial services. We have more than two decades of experience supporting biopharma companies in all phases of clinical development across multiple therapeutic areas. We customize programs that will deliver timely, high quality data to help you get to decision points faster, taking time and cost out of drug development.

  • 10 Insider Tips For eCOA Implementation

    If your organization has yet to adopt the use of eCOA (electronic clinical outcome assessments) in your clinical trials, then this white paper on successfully implementing the use of this technology should be of interest to you.

  • CROs And The Clinical Supply Chain – It’s Not Just A Label On A Box

    Typically Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) involvement in the clinical trial process has centered on site management in terms of identifying potential sites and managing patient recruitment. They also offer services related to activities such as protocol development, data management, laboratory services, and toxicology analysis amongst others. Managing clinical supplies has always been seen as a backroom activity, one which sponsors tended to keep a firm hold on, perhaps highlighting their importance to the sponsor in terms of meeting First Patient In (FPI) deadlines.

  • Transformative Technology For Oncology Drug Development

    Oncology is the number one focus of global drug development, accounting for $65 billion in sales worldwide in 2013 and projected to grow 50 percent in the next five years.1 New treatments, new diagnostics and new medical protocols are beginning to unravel some of the scientific basis and pathways of this disease, with measurable impacts on disease progression and quality of life of survivors.

  • Optimizing Cardiovascular Clinical Trials With Technology

    The extraordinary advances in cardiovascular medicine over the past decades have extended and improved countless lives. Drugs for heart-related disease make up one of the biggest selling areas, with hypertension medications alone expected to reach over $24 billion in global sales in 2015. Real successes in reducing the death rate from myocardial infarction and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol are some of the true successes of modern medicine.

  • Transforming Clinical Development: Clinical Cloud™

    Medidata is committed to enhancing and streamlining clinical trials from start to finish—beginning with the trial concept and protocol design to conclusion with actionable data.

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SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Medical & Regulatory Affairs Medical & Regulatory Affairs

Taking new products successfully through clinical development, submission and approval can be a difficult, expensive and lengthy process. SynteractHCR’s medical regulatory affairs group offers a wide range of services that spans the full range of product development, including training, performed by senior regulatory professionals with experience in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, device and biotechnology industries. Our medical regulatory affairs team is here to deliver on aggressive timelines and control costs, while ensuring compliance and patient safety.

Strategic Resourcing Functional Services Strategic Resourcing Functional Services

Our dedicated functional teams have the experience to be your partner in clinical research. We deliver a variety of clinical development services customized to fit your objectives, whether you need a single function across several drug programs, a range of functions within a single therapeutic area, a complete staff lift-out or any other defined need.

Phase I-IIA Clinical Trials Phase I-IIA Clinical Trials

INC Research/inVentiv Health conducts Phase I-IIa clinical trials quickly and efficiently at its dedicated 22,000 square foot clinical facility comprising more than 200 beds in four independent units. An extensive database and relationships with leading hospitals ensures rapid recruitment of study participants for a wide variety of trials.

Oncology Clinical Trials Oncology Clinical Trials

The unique patient populations, study design challenges, and special endpoints associated with oncology trials demand specialized knowledge.  INC Research/inVentiv Health's Oncology team is uniquely qualified to manage that complexity.

Phase IIb-III Clinical Trials Phase IIb-III Clinical Trials

With decades of experience in clinical trial design, INC Research/inVentiv Health offers a full range of clinical trial services including bioanalysis, biostatistics, data management, feasibility studies, global safety and pharmacovigilance, medical writing, project management, protocol and case report form design, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, risk management, site management, strategic planning, and study monitoring.

Central Laboratory Solutions Central Laboratory Solutions

Remember the time when laboratory kits were ordered and reordered by sites faxing in pieces of paper, and laboratory reports were faxed and express mailed to investigative sites around the world? Sadly that time is still here for many central laboratory providers.

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