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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...

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‘Trailblazers’ needed to combat the agonizing scourge of addiction

Rising addiction rates are adding to already huge unmet needs in treating drug dependence, but big pharmaceutical companies show little interest in developing medications for common dependencies such as cannabis and methamphetamine. This volatile environment begs for trailblazers who can fill the void, but inconsistent patient behavior, lack of clear regulatory pathways, and other factors...

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Developing & Negotiating a Study Budget

Over the course of more than 20 years in clinical research, I’ve sat in on more study budget development and negotiations meetings than I can count. What I’ve learned from those many thousands of hours of discussion is, whether you’re working with a global pharma company or a biotech start-up, the ultimate success of a...

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The Importance of Study Team Experience

When selecting a CRO partner, sponsors usually focus on organizational experience – how long the company has been in business, its areas of therapeutic expertise and the breadth and depth of its service offerings. But, sponsors sometimes forget to ask about specific team experience. What do you know about the core study team members –...

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...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Working with a CRO

The challenges of greater regulatory scrutiny, complex logistics, downward cost pressure and increasingly rigorous data requirements are just a few of the reasons biotech and pharmaceutical companies look to outsource clinical trials. In a dynamic healthcare and regulatory environment, outsourcing increases flexibility by streamlining clinical trial management and enabling sponsors to concentrate their resources on...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Welcome to Premier Perspectives!

Thanks for visiting the newest addition to our website, our Premier Perspectives blog! Our goal?  To give Premier People the chance to share and discuss their industry insights and ideas with customers, colleagues, patients, employees, and basically, anyone who’s interested in clinical research. We believe in improving productivity in clinical development, and sharing our ideas and best...

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Premier Insight 268: When Other CROs Said No, We Said Yes – to the Nearly Impossible

The client asked the nearly impossible — a task so daunting that two other CROs had simply said “no, thanks.” Completing a new drug application typically takes a year to a year and a half, but the time available here was six months. And the short timeline was only the half of it. So we...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Premier Insight 265: Complete Response: Lymphoma Trial A Surprising Success For Five Patients

A trans-Atlantic study to evaluate an antibody for treatment of B-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma is still almost three years from completing patient follow-up, but already it has succeeded beyond expectations in the form of five patients declared disease-free a year and counting. The Phase 2 trial involved a CD19 antibody that was tested at 26 sites...