Real-World Science and Late Phase

From full-service real-world late phase programs to standalone services that utilize cost-effective, decentralized strategies to deliver real-world data and observational studies.

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A more efficient, cost-effective path from development to commercialization

Nontraditional data points, particularly real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE), are becoming increasingly important in the current research climate, and Premier Research offers services to help you develop and execute a real-world data strategy from the very beginning of your development program.

Real-world data development planning, trial design, and regulatory strategy

Global regulators have started to embrace the use of real-world, unstructured data alongside traditional randomized control trial data, a paradigm shift that sets the stage for new, more creative approaches to drug development. This trend is paving the way for a more accelerated pathway to market for sponsors of the most innovative therapies, especially for developers of oncology, rare disease, and emergency use products.

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Premier real-world data and evidence services help you:

  • Determine which study designs and study endpoints are most meaningful for patients and caregivers
  • Shed light on the existing population size and demographics, which can help better define inclusion and exclusion criteria and reduce screen failures
  • Help identify the most appropriate study design and drug development pathway
  • Reduce failures through improved protocol design
  • Replace elements of the clinical trial process, thereby reducing drug development costs, lowering prices, and increasing incentives for life science research and development investment
Real-world late phase (RWLP) trials

In a multilateral shift, sponsors, payers, regulators, physicians, and patients are increasingly recognizing the value of real-world late phase data to clinical trials. RWLP data is invaluable in bridging the gap from development to commercialization and is a fast-growing segment of the clinical research space; some already view it as critical.

Premier Research’s RWLP trials serve as the critical bridge from clinical effectiveness to a commercially viable brand. They can be used to support:

  • The evidence of value needed by payers to authorize and pay for drugs
  • The evidence physicians need to prescribe a drug with confidence
  • The right information for patients to continue using a drug, so they experience the desired outcomes

Well-designed real-world studies shorten timelines, lower cost, improve the impact of research investments, and get therapies to patients faster. Our offerings range from full-service programs to standalone services that utilize cost-effective, decentralized strategies to deliver real-world data and observational studies.

Benefits of a Real-World Data Strategy

  • More accurate patient recruitment
  • Faster trial design validation
  • Establishing data trends to support endpoints
  • Real-time access to data
  • Support of fast-track regulatory submissions
  • Better decision-making across the health care landscape
  • Support 505(b)(2) submissions with RWD
  • Link clinical trial data with RWE
  • Manage regulatory and non-regulatory grade data in support of product development


RWD/RWE as a synthetic control arm

Single-arm trials demonstrate clinical benefit by showing the positive effects of a new therapy or treatment without the need to use a placebo or standard of care as a control. Instead, RWD and RWE comparisons — leveraging a variety of sources — can serve as the comparator.


The Expanding Role of RWE in Rare Studies

Real-world evidence is increasingly important in drug development as the medical and pharma communities recognize the data’s potential for predicting the benefits of treatment interventions.

Real-World Science and Late Phase Experts

Stacy Weil, DHI

Stacy Weil, DHI

Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Patient Centricity

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Real-world data and real-world evidence are part of a wide range of service offerings that include biometrics, regulatory consulting, and study design. Follow the links below to learn more about how clients benefit from our specialized expertise.


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