Safety/Pharmacovigilance

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

PharmaLive: Overcoming the Placebo Roadblock on the Path to Novel Analgesic Drug Development

Placebo response is one of the most significant challenges faced by drug developers who are investigating new pain medications. According to a review of published chronic neuropathic pain trials, placebo responses have increased in magnitude over time, making it even more difficult to definitively demonstrate treatment advantage.1 Research has also shown that up to 60...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Achieving the Promise of Gene Therapy: New Pathways to Overcome Patient Enrollment and Safety Challenges

Meeting shifting operational and regulatory demands in precision medicine trials This webinar examines the evolving science of gene therapy, covering current approaches such as gene transfer and gene silencing, safety considerations, and delayed adverse events. Learn about the current regulatory landscape, identify opportunities to more closely engage with regulators, and more. Topics in this presentation...

Consulting

A Security Plan for All Stakeholders Involved in Digital Medicine: What Device Manufacturers Need to Know

Connected medical devices, like all other computer systems, are vulnerable to threats that may lead to compromise of data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. To address these challenges, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Joint Cybersecurity Working Group recently issued the Medical Device and Health Information Technology (IT) Joint Security Plan (JSP). [1]...

Data Management & Biostatistics

3 Key Takeaways on Choosing the Right Committee for Medical Device Trials

As medical device regulations evolve and global, multi-center studies become increasingly common, a growing number of sponsors are turning to independent committees such as Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs) or Clinical Endpoint Committees (CECs) for assistance with clinical trial oversight. However, given that neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the European Medicines Agency...

Consulting

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...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

DMC? CEC? Your Guide to Translating Clinical Trial Shorthand

We were reviewing a study protocol for a maker of medical devices, and there was one provision that just didn’t make sense. The sponsor specified a need for regular data monitoring committee meetings, but we didn’t see the need and couldn’t justify the effort. It was a short study involving few sites. In all likelihood,...

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...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Premier Voices #6: Operationalizing the New MDR With Janet Kube (Part 2)

The European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) are putting a lot of pressure on the medical device industry. These are big changes with far-reaching implications, and if there’s a common denominator among them, it can be summed up in one word: more. In this episode of Premier Voices,...

Global Compliance

Why and How Global Healthcare Product Regulators are Joining Forces

In May 2012, the leaders of 30 medicine regulatory bodies from around the world gathered at the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva, collectively puzzling over how to improve cooperation among them. Their answer came later that year: form the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA), a voluntary group of Heads of Agency (HoA)...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Demystifying the Differences Between DMCs and CECs

In a clinical trial landscape where global, multi-center studies have become increasingly common, trial monitoring has become more complex. Regulations require that sponsors of medical device studies perform site monitoring to ensure that investigators are compliant with federal regulations, sponsor agreements, the investigational plan and the requirements set forth in the Investigational Review Board (IRB)...