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Speed, Cost, Or Quality In Clinical Trials &mdash; <i><u>Don't</u></i> Pick Two
Speed, Cost, Or Quality In Clinical Trials — Don't Pick Two

Many of you have no doubt heard someone in your current or past organization say, “Quality, cost, and speed — pick two.” This statement refers to the perception that a project cannot achieve all three areas as priorities and therefore the organization must choose which two out of the three to prioritize.

  • Doctors And Researchers Attempt To Stop Right-To-Try Legislation
    Doctors And Researchers Attempt To Stop Right-To-Try Legislation

    A group of academics who work at the intersection of drug development and medical ethics are jumping into the kerfuffle over proposed Right To Try (RTT) legislation, noting they are deeply concerned about the ramifications of a federal RTT law for patients and families. In a letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee health subcommittee, the group notes it has “strong opposition’ to the pending legislation.

  • Designing Clinical Studies To Avoid Regulatory Scrutiny
    Designing Clinical Studies To Avoid Regulatory Scrutiny

    Earlier this year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $3.5 million settlement against Primex Clinical Laboratories, a California laboratory providing clinical diagnostic testing services. As if that multimillion-dollar fine was not ominous enough, the DOJ announced another settlement in the same press release: It had imposed a $270,000 fine against the CEO of a related pharmacogenetics testing facility. The alleged wrongdoing centered on “sham” clinical trials, purportedly designed to mask improper payments to physicians who ordered pharmacogenetics tests.

  • As ClinicalTrials.gov Turns 10, Will We See Compliance Improve?
    As ClinicalTrials.gov Turns 10, Will We See Compliance Improve?

    The FDAAA Title VIII, which required clinical trial results to be disclosed on ClinicalTrials.gov, went into effect in September 2007. The industry has now reached the 10-year anniversary of the act, which is a good time to reflect on progress that has been made and whether the requirement has actually improved transparency in clinical trials.

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Clinical Operations Clinical Operations

Clinical operations are a critical component in all studies. SynteractHCR’s highly skilled staff is well-versed in clinical trial operations including implementing, monitoring and managing the clinical components of a study. From start-up to close-out, experienced clinical managers and clinical research associates (CRAs) oversee each study’s clinical processes to ensure proper planning, conduct, patient safety, and data quality, while fostering good communication between study sites and sponsor.

Data Management Data Management

With more than two decades of experience providing customized data management services for clinical trials to our clients, SynteractHCR is a contract research organization that has developed a reputation for high quality, cost effective solutions to fit your unique project needs. We know the importance of accurate, timely data management for clinical trials, and that’s why we have implemented the right combination of technologies with the care and insight of experienced personnel. Our clinical data managers have medical and life science backgrounds and as well as specialized programming experience. 

IVRS/IWRS Services IVRS/IWRS Services

SynteractHCR offers full-featured global Interactive Voice and Web Response Systems for your clinical trial operations, through our validated 21 CRF Part 11 compliant proprietary system. Once implemented, the system is available 24/7 for use by sites, study participants and project team members. Transactions are recorded into a study-specific database, and information can be exported into custom reports. Live technical support is available to sites and study participants via phone, email or web access. SynteractHCR has successfully implemented IWRS in 30 countries and has the capability to translate 26 different languages.

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.

Medical Writing Medical Writing

As an international, full-service clinical contract research organization, SynteractHCR strives to deliver actionable results for your clinical trial needs. Our medical writing group consists of qualified Ph.D., M.D., and other experts, and our European medical writers are all members of the European Medical Writers Association. Our translation team consists of native speakers with many years of experience in translating all documents necessary for the performance of clinical studies. Our medical writers are committed to delivering a well-designed clinical program that will meet your study’s ultimate goals.

Biostatistical Services Biostatistical Services

Delivering high-quality and accurate data analysis, SynteractHCR is a contract research organization that provides robust and customized biostatistical services tailored to your study’s needs. At SynteractHCR, we believe that a statistician is a vital component in the clinical development process. Working as your partner, SynteractHCR’s expert biostatisticians will review your study’s needs and determine the best methods for collecting, analyzing and presenting your data, all in compliance with regulatory guidelines. Our team is trained to provide creative thinking and analysis optimized for your unique study designs. We provide access to your data in a format well-suited to your project requirements.

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