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Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Best Practices For Interventional Cardiovascular Medical Device Trials In APAC

The Asia-Pacific region (APAC) is prepared to be key in addressing one of the word’s great health concerns. In our aging society, heart disease has become one of the most significant health problems worldwide. Its incidence is forecast to increase steadily as the number of people aged 60 and older is expected to double by...

Consulting

In the Spotlight: Recent FDA Updates and Guidance for Rare Disease Drug Development

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just updated its 2015 draft guidelines for drug discovery in rare diseases. The January update, Rare Diseases: Common Issues in Drug Development, seeks to help pharmaceutical companies and other sponsors perform more efficient development programs for drugs and biological products and provides new insights on complex elements of...

Clinical Research: Phase I - Phase 4

Principles Of CAR T Cell Therapy And The Pathway To Regulatory Approval

For many years, the primary forms of cancer treatment have been chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, but the toughest forms of cancer demand breakthrough therapies. Advances in immuno-oncology have led to the advent of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T (CAR T) cell therapy, which combines a patient’s own T cells with engineered T cell receptors known as...

Consulting

Strengthening Neuroscience Clinical Research Through Innovation

There’s a lot of discussions these days about innovative ideas to make clinical research more patient-focused. The concept goes hand-in-hand with the development of technology that permits researchers to design and execute trials that can significantly reduce the burden of participation. Development of neuroscience drugs is benefiting from these advances in patient-focused research, as new...

Consulting

Planning For Quality In Your Medical Device Clinical Trials

The concept of risk-based monitoring (RBM) has been discussed, implemented and refined in the pharmaceutical and medical device worlds for more than a decade. Most large sponsor companies in the medical device industry have adopted RBM in their clinical trials. Meanwhile, smaller medical device companies, seem to be slower to embrace the concept. Despite years of conversation and availability of regulatory guidance from...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

EU Medical Device Regulation: Your Questions Answered

With the European Union (EU)’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) taking effect in May 2020, device manufacturers transitioning to the EU MDR face a host of questions. Among them are: Is it possible to avoid compliance with the MDR? When should I be compliant? How will this affect my new product development? How does this affect my products currently on...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Developing Best Practices for Forging Strategic Sponsor-CRO Partnerships

Dr. Krista Armstrong, Vice President, Neuro Business Unit and Strategic Development, discusses best practices for forging strategic Sponsor-CRO partnerships. As recorded at OCT New England.

Consulting

The Engagement Gap: Bridging From Pre-clinical to First Patient In

Premier Research’s Chief Medical Officer discusses bridging the regulatory engagement gap from pre-clinical to first patient in at Outsourcing in Clinical Trials New England in Boston. Topics include: – Early regulatory engagement and creating a sound development strategy – Assessment and hiring of key staff members: which positions to fill immediately and which can wait...

Clinical Research: Phase I - Phase 4

The Potential For Disease-Modifying Therapies In Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that strikes its victims in the prime of their lives. Most available treatments have remained largely unchanged for years, with Levodopa the “gold standard” for treating Parkinson’s disease for nearly 50 years, with only marginal advances in improving the drug’s efficacy. It also only targets the symptoms, not...

Clinical Research: Phase I - Phase 4

Neuropathic Pain Studies: Patient Selection, Study Design, And Clinical Trial Challenges

Treatment of neuropathic pain has been a challenge for drug developers for years. Opioids show limited efficacy and are subject to abuse. Tricyclic antidepressants, long considered first-line therapy, have been hampered by side effects and are still effective in only about one-third of patients. Treatment of neuropathic pain has been a challenge for drug developers...