Study Start-Up

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Full Service or FSP? How to Choose the Right Model for Your Study

Typically, when people talk about a full-service contract research organization (CRO) they mean a group that handles every aspect of a clinical study, supplying the personnel, the systems, and the processes. The sponsor is spared all operational involvement with the full-service model, simply receiving key information at specified intervals. This model works very well for...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Study Start-Up: Why You Really Need to Get This Right

You get one chance to initiate a clinical trial. Botch the start-up and you’ll expend great effort correcting course and playing catch-up. The waste of money and time — commodities that are chronically scarce among the biotech and specialty pharma companies that comprise most of our customer base — can be devastating. That’s why we...

Study Start-Up

Premier Insight 275: Streamlining Regulatory Submissions for a Novel Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product Trial

Background The European regulatory landscape for advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) is complex and the approval pathway depends on product classification. The EMA’s Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) is responsible for providing scientific recommendations on the classification of ATMPs as either gene therapy medicinal products (GTMPs), somatic cell therapy medicinal products (sCTMPs), tissue-engineered products (TEPs),...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Premier Study Start-Up: Where a Successful Trial Launch Begins

Industry-wide, spreadsheets have long been the go-to method for tracking clinical trial start-up. Premier Research developed the Premier One Ecosystem to create a paperless, electronic data process, start to finish. Trials begin with our Study Start-Up application, which automates collection of ALL the data related to your trial, then optimizes it to decrease cycle times...

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...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Untapped Potential: Asia-Pacific’s Growing Role in Biotech Drug Research

Of the 350 million to 400 million people infected with the hepatitis B virus worldwide, one in three lives in China. The country is home to 130 million carriers of the disease and 30 million who are chronically infected.[1][2] Some rural parts of China have an especially high incidence of tuberculosis,[3] and across Asia, prevalence of...

Global Compliance

Data Protection Part 2: Ensuring Study Start-Up Compliance With GDPR

At the beginning of a study, there are a number of steps sponsors and CROs must take to ensure compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. In this blogpost, we focus on four GDPR articles that are relevant to study start-up. Article 131 As the data controller, the sponsor must provide a privacy notice...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Developing Best Practices for Forging Strategic Sponsor-CRO Partnerships

Dr. Krista Armstrong, Vice President, Neuro Business Unit and Strategic Development, discusses best practices for forging strategic Sponsor-CRO partnerships. As recorded at OCT New England.

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Picking Neuropathic Pain Trial Sites? Look for Experience — Among Other Things

Of all the truisms that apply to clinical drug research, probably none is more universally accepted than this one: “There’s no substitute for experience.” But if you’re working in an indication that is not widely studied, selecting sites on the basis of experience can be difficult. That’s one of many subjects we addressed in a...