Quality

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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...

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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...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Transdermal Product Development

Transdermal and topical delivery systems (TDS) are important dosage forms that allow delivery of a drug to local tissue or provide systemic delivery through the skin. These drug products provide a number of advantages for patients, but can be challenging to develop. In November 2019, the FDA issued a draft guidance entitled Transdermal and Topical...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Establishing Risk-Based Monitoring within a Quality-Based System as ‘Best Practice’ for Clinical Studies

Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) makes an impact. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that clinical trial sponsors “provide oversight to ensure adequate protection of the rights, welfare, and safety of human subjects and the quality of the data submitted to FDA.” [US FDA 2019] This has traditionally been accomplished through onsite monitoring visits and...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Risk-Based Quality Management (RBQM) – A Collaborative Approach to Holistic Clinical Trial Oversight

Developing, executing, and overseeing clinical trials is a complex process. Gaining reliable evidence from clinical trials is essential for appropriate decision-making activities regarding trial participants’ safety and the reliability of trial results.  As clinical trials have become more complex, the clinical trial process has faced significant operational challenges. As a result, sponsors must identify proactive...

Quality

Planning for Quality in Medical Device Clinical Trials

Risk-based monitoring is a comprehensive approach to clinical trial monitoring that focuses on proactively identifying and addressing risks to patient safety and data quality. Effectively navigating the shift from traditional on-site monitoring to risk-based monitoring requires cross-functional collaboration and careful planning. Risk-based monitoring is a comprehensive approach to clinical trial monitoring that focuses on proactively...

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Planning For Quality In Your Medical Device Clinical Trials

The concept of risk-based monitoring (RBM) has been discussed, implemented and refined in the pharmaceutical and medical device worlds for more than a decade. Most large sponsor companies in the medical device industry have adopted RBM in their clinical trials. Meanwhile, smaller medical device companies, seem to be slower to embrace the concept. Despite years of conversation and availability of regulatory guidance from...

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Decoding the Distinction: DMCs, CECs, and Their Role in Medical Device Research

Data monitoring committees and clinical endpoint committees can provide independent, expert review of study data and opinions to standardize outcomes and optimize data quality to help sponsors meet complex trial monitoring requirements. As global, multi-center medical device studies become increasingly common, trial monitoring is growing more complex. Regulators require that sponsors perform site monitoring to...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Decoding The Distinction: DMCs, CECs, And Their Role In Medical Device Research [Webinar]

As global, multi-center medical device studies become increasingly common, trial monitoring is growing more complex. Regulators require that sponsors perform site monitoring to ensure that investigators are compliant with federal regulations, sponsor agreements, investigational plans, and the requirements set forth by the study’s institutional review board. Additionally, sponsors are responsible for selecting qualified monitors to...