Rare Disease

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Rare Disease Studies: How to Run Successful Programs

Speakers: Patricia Nowowieski, Head of Global Clinical Operations for Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Patricia’s work in global clinical trials involves specialized populations and complex logistical and regulatory challenges. Angi Robinson, Executive Director and Scientific Account Leader for Premier Research. Angi’s extensive experience includes oversight of global studies in pediatrics and rare diseases. Mallory Bissett, Associate Director of...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Navigating Regulatory Pathways to Address Unmet Medical Needs

It would be hard to overstate the need for new therapies that target unmet medical needs, especially in rare disease. After all, there are only about 400 approved “orphan drugs,” meaning that 95 percent of rare diseases lack a single approved treatment. Now the good news: U.S. and European regulators, recognizing the size and severity...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Tales from the Road – World Orphan Drug Congress

Last week, I attended World Orphan Drug Congress in Belgium. It was my first WODC, and it was a productive three days in Brussels – even if it was held at the airport hotel, and we never left the building! The congress agenda covered a wide range of topics in the rare and orphan disease...

Consulting

NORD Summit, a Rare Disease Regulatory Wonderland

Rare disease is one of our main areas of focus here at Premier, so you’ll often see my colleagues and me talking about rare, through our webinars and white papers, and basically, almost any phone conversation with us. Last week, I attended the NORD Summit in Arlington, VA, and as usual, I found myself inspired...

Tales from the Road – Orphan Drugs Summit in Amsterdam

Introducing Tales from the Road, a series of blog shorts, where our Premier People report in from their travels outside the office. Because sometimes, not everything that happens on the road stays on the road! Today’s inaugural post comes from Juliet Moritz, Executive Director, Strategic Development Department, Rare Diseases, reporting back on her trip to Amsterdam...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Premier Insight 238: Back On Track: Data Rescue On Pediatric Rare Disease Trial

  Imagine rebuilding the engine in an ambulance carrying a critically ill patient to the hospital. Got it? Then you have a pretty good idea what it took to put this pediatric rare disease trial back on track. A pharma company developing a drug to treat urea cycle disorder struggled with a CRO that was...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Register Now: Patient Advocacy Groups and Their Role in Orphan Drug Development

There are more than 7,000 known rare diseases, and these conditions afflict an estimated 30 million Americans (almost one in 10). Worldwide, some 350 million are living with a rare disease. But for 95 percent of these conditions, there are no FDA-approved treatments — not one. Conventional wisdom holds that innovation follows need: that if...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Getting It Right from the Start: Applying QbD to Rare Disease Studies

Quality and effective risk management are vital to every clinical trial, and their importance is greater still when working in rare indications. Your patient population is small, vulnerable, and geographically dispersed, so there’s limited data and little opportunity to replicate clinical trial results. It’s as if the phrase “get it right the first time” had...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Gaining Strength: Webinar to Explore Advocates’ Role in Drug Development

DURHAM, N.C., August 10, 2016 — Patient advocacy groups play an important and growing role in developing drugs to treat cancer and rare diseases, contributing to study design, recruiting patients, and even directly funding clinical trials. At a September webinar, Premier Research will team with rare disease advocacy organization Global Genes to explore this important...

Premier Research Bolsters Rare Disease and Oncology Drug Development Expertise with New Hires

DURHAM, N.C., June 13, 2016 — Premier Research is expanding its international organization of experts in rare disease amid continued growth in the field — especially in rare oncology, which has surpassed one-third of the company’s rare disease work. “Development of novel compounds for treatment of unmet medical needs historically has been overlooked by big pharma,...