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Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Adaptive Trial Designs in Early Oncology: Minimizing Risk & Accelerating Timelines

Introduction Over the past decade, significant advances have improved our understanding of the genetic and molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer. And yet, a recent review of the oncology drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the basis of response rate showed only 10 percent of these therapies demonstrate an overall...

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Regulatory and Commercial Insights to Maximize the Development of Digital Health Solutions

October 6th, 202210:00 a.m. EST Digital health solutions, and more specifically digital medicines and digital therapeutics (DTx), are increasingly recognized as potential solutions for areas of high unmet medical need. Rising expectations for these innovative solutions have put significant pressure on developers of digital medicines to bring them to market faster and to generate substantial...

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Your Guide to 8 New & Revised Concepts to the IVDR

If you develop or manufacture in-vitro diagnostic products, you know the May 2022 roll-out date for the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/746 (IVDR) is just around the corner. But what, exactly, does that mean? In this infographic, we highlight eight new and revised concepts presented to the IVDR.

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

A Primer on Cancer Immunotherapy Part 2: The Cancer Immune Response & Mechanisms of Resistance

Immunotherapy has led to substantial advances in cancer therapy in recent years. Still, unpredictable response rates and immune-related adverse events have hampered the widespread use of immune checkpoint therapy to treat cancers. To tackle these challenges, sponsors are increasingly looking to combination therapies as a strategy for improving response and overcoming resistance. In our previous...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Introduction to CAR T-Cell Therapy Part 2: Additional Considerations & Future Opportunities

Beginning in 2017 with the approvals of tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah™) and axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta™), chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies have changed the treatment paradigm for patients with certain hematologic malignancies. Since those initial approvals, three other CAR T-cell therapies have been approved for various hematologic malignancies, but many challenges still limit the therapeutic efficacy of...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Introduction to CAR T-Cell Therapy Part 1: Background & Current Development Landscape

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies use CAR T cells, a patient’s own immune cells that are programmed to recognize and kill cancer cells throughout the body. Beginning in 2017 with the approvals of tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah™) and axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta™), CAR T-cell therapies have changed the treatment paradigm for patients with certain hematologic malignancies. Since those...

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New FDA Draft Guidance Provides Insights on Use of PROs in Oncology Trials

Incorporating patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into clinical trials can help sponsors better understand patients’ symptoms and how a therapy will affect their quality of life, and these insights can be particularly valuable in oncology research. However, there has been a lack of guidance to help sponsors ensure consistency and quality when incorporating PROs into cancer drug...

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The Changing Landscape of Psoriasis Treatment

Over the past two decades, biologic therapies have revolutionized the treatment of psoriasis, with more than half of treated patients now able to achieve essentially complete clearing of their disease. In this white paper, we will explore the history of psoriasis treatment – including topical and oral therapies – and the evolution of biologics. Psoriasis...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Rethinking Data Quality Best Practices in the Era of Decentralized Clinical Trials

Pandemic-related disruptions have accelerated much-needed change in clinical operations, but this change has been accompanied by questions about data collection and data quality. In a recent survey commissioned by Oracle Health Sciences, more than 75 percent of industry respondents indicated that limitations in patients’ ability to attend on-site visits sped up their adoption of decentralized...

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Medical Device Development: Pathways to Clearance or Approval in the U.S. and Europe

Introduction Although medical device development is similar in many ways to drug development, devices are subject to different regulatory requirements and approval pathways than drugs. There are also key differences in the rules for the clinical investigations needed to support marketing approval, in part due to the durable nature of devices, which may be implanted...