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Beware of Underestimating the Value of a Pre-NDA Meeting

Drug development is a resource-intensive endeavor. Seeking input from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration throughout the journey can help optimize those resources and maximize the likelihood of regulatory approval. When preparing to submit a new drug application (NDA), a pre-NDA meeting with the FDA can be a critical step in ensuring the submission of...

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5 Tips to Avoid an IND Clinical Hold: Regulatory Guidance and Insights

A clinical hold from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can significantly prolong the time and increase the cost of drug development, which is particularly concerning for emerging/small biotech and specialty pharma companies. In this blog, we discuss common reasons for clinical holds and provide useful tips for both avoiding and addressing them. Brief background...

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Outsourcing-Pharma.com: Holistic Approach Benefits Drug Development

Professionals focused on drug development are charged with making the most of their resources, maximizing the value of their work, and bringing effective products to market as quickly as they can without compromising quality or safety. It is a long list of responsibilities, and development professionals struggle to balance all of them. Sameena Sharif, senior...

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Entering a New Clinical Phase of Non-Traditional Data Sources

This is part two of a two-part series based on our recent webinar Setting a Real-World Strategy in an Evolving Clinical Research Environment. You can read part one here. In this post, we will cover non-traditional data points, their use in randomized control trials (RCTs), and how they contribute to a successful data strategy. The...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Resources for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Premier Research is dedicated to helping patients and families around the world overcome the burden of debilitating diseases, such as a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents, and there are approximately 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year around the world.1 With the help of better therapies, more...

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Can Your Clinical Data Strategy Keep Pace?

Following up on our recent webinar Setting a Real-World Strategy in an Evolving Clinical Research Environment, this is the first of two blogs on this critical topic. In this post, we’ll cover the importance of process in ensuring a robust strategy is in place for the acquisition and analysis of trial data in the face...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considerations for Applying Adaptive Design Approaches to Early Oncology Studies

By utilizing accumulating data to modify the operating characteristics of an active trial in accordance with pre-specified rules, adaptive designs can make clinical trials more flexible, efficient, and informative than fixed-sample designs.[1] Adaptive design approaches can be applied across all phases of clinical development, including early oncology studies. These designs introduce real-time flexibility while a...

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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Creating a Compliant eCTD: Avoiding Common Regulatory and Technical Pitfalls on the Path to Submission

The Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) is the standard format for submitting applications, amendments, supplements, and reports to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The eCTD harmonizes the regulatory review process for global drug development, as its structure is based on the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use...

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Long-Term Follow-Up in Gene Therapy Trials: Ensuring Patient Engagement & Regulatory Compliance

Gene therapy products are typically designed to achieve therapeutic effect through long-acting or permanent changes in the human body. Due to this extended period of exposure, patients who receive gene therapies may be at increased risk of delayed adverse events. To understand and mitigate the risk of these delayed adverse events, participants in gene therapy...