Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Build A Better Oncology Patient Experience: Supporting Participants Throughout A Study

Patient recruitment comprises one of the most significant initial challenges in any oncology study, but engaging and retaining patients throughout the trial can prove to be the challenge requiring the most up-front planning and coordination. However, during the initial planning stages of clinical trial implementation, the intensity of focus is usually placed predominately on speedy...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Optimizing Study Execution for Advanced Therapies

Advanced therapies – including gene-, cell-, and tissue-based products – offer groundbreaking new opportunities for the treatment of disease. As of the end of 2020, there were 1,085 active developers of these therapies and 152 ongoing Phase 3 trials worldwide. According to the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, regulatory decisions are expected on a record eight...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Reimagining the Patient Experience in an Evolving Clinical Trial Regulatory Landscape

“Patient centricity” has long been a guiding principle of clinical trial design and conduct, and it has become even more critical in the COVID era as trial sponsors and regulatory authorities have had to adapt to a continually shifting landscape. Pandemic-related restrictions have prompted substantial changes in how clinical trials are developed and implemented, requiring...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

International Clinical Trials: How Contingency Plans Became the New Normal

Over the last decade, there has been increasing interest in mobile health (mHealth) and wearables. The general population has been tracking their steps, checking their heart rates, and monitoring their sleep patterns. Meanwhile, the clinical trial industry has been exploring decentralized trials and remote monitoring options as a way of alleviating the travel burden that...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

PM360: How COVID Has Reshaped the Clinical Trial Regulatory Landscape

The concept of patient centricity is hardly new, but in recent months it has assumed new urgency as industry and regulators have had to adapt to an evolving landscape. The evolution is spurring substantial changes in how clinical trials are developed and implemented, as regulators revise their processes and issue updated guidance documents to encourage...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

5 Key Takeaways: Drug and Device Development Secrets in the World of Medical Aesthetics

New treatment options for medical aesthetic indications are in record-high demand, fueled by growing awareness of the effects of physiological and environmental aging and the influence of lifestyle on skin health. By 2025, the global aesthetic medicine market is projected to be $22.8 billion, nearly one-third of which is expected to be dermal fillers. Premier...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Dermatology Webinar Series: Looking Ahead to the Future of Dermatology Research

New treatment options for moderate to severe dermatological diseases and areas of high unmet need are driving a revolution in clinical development of dermatology drugs. But questions remain: What indications should be pursued? How to design a study that targets the right endpoints? And how will environmental constraints affect the research? In this three-part series,...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Applied Clinical Trials: Navigating the New World of Dermatology Trials

Dermatology clinical research is evolving rapidly in response to a regulatory landscape that favors clinical trials that are safer, more justifiable, and less burdensome to study participants. Putting the patient at the center of every phase of the research process — from discovery and preclinical testing to clinical trials and post-marketing studies — can help...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Clinical Data Trends: Transforming Data Access/Analysis

The clinical trial industry has been steadily undergoing a data evolution. Data from remote capture devices, such as wearables and other novel sources (e.g., increasingly large health data repositories and electronic healthcare data), have gained importance. Proper management and utilization of such data allows sponsors to untether from a set roster of trial sites, focus...