Safety/Pharmacovigilance

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Top 7 Considerations to Take When Designing Pediatric Analgesia Trials

Children aren’t little adults: Pediatric populations have needs and physiological factors that set them apart from adults. However, it’s taken time for that philosophy to catch on within the clinical research community at large. When writing protocols for trials of acute pain in pediatric populations, researchers must take these unique needs of children into account to meet regulatory...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Insight 253: Is it Safe or Not? Ask a Panel of Independent Experts

When it comes to study data, not everything can be easily measured and reflected by numbers. In a recent trial of a new occluder device for transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects, the primary efficacy endpoint of defect closure was easy to measure in millimeters of possible residual shunt. However, assessment of the safety...

Quality

The Trends Reshaping Medical Device Trials: Attend Our Webinar on Nov. 2

DURHAM, N.C., OCTOBER 27, 2016 — Medical device and diagnostic companies are conducting more clinical trials than ever, a trend that’s giving rise to new procedures and best practices for studies that differ in many ways from pharmaceutical trials. Register for this webinar focused on the evolution of device clinical research on Wednesday, November 2....

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...

Consulting

Premier Insight 243: The Question Was a Real Puzzle – and the Answer Changed Everything

Things were complicated enough to start. The customer, conducting a Phase 2/3 dose-finding/pivotal study for an adult growth hormone drug, changed its protocol midstream in response to regulatory feedback and was rethinking other aspects of the trial, adding to its complexity. For weeks, the sponsor’s requirements changed almost daily, severely testing an incumbent lab vendor...