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Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Premier Research to Present at the 24th Annual EuroDIA Meeting

Sherri Hubby, Director, US Quality Assurance, will present “A Global Perspective from Ethics, Accreditation Bodies and Industry on Conducting Clinical Trials to Ensure Compliance” on Tuesday, March 27 at 16:00. With the increased challenges that come with conducting clinical trials in global markets and shortened timelines, many groups must work together to achieve balance and build public assurance. This session will review how quality programs are being conducted to assess compliance and to ensure consistency of ethical review and decision-making despite cultural differences. Practical information will be shared including how to identify gaps for managing clinical trial weaknesses and audit readiness tips.

Quality

Independent Survey Rates Premier Research 
#1 CRO Globally in Customer Satisfaction

Premier Research is the #1 CRO globally in “overall satisfaction with service providers,” according to ISR Reports’ new survey of sponsors titled “Phase II/III CRO Quality Benchmarking Report.” Nearly 9 in 10 sponsors who had recently used Premier Research’s services said that Premier Research either “met, somewhat exceeded, or greatly exceeded expectations” in conducting their clinical trial research program.

 

Premier Research Augments Staff in Fast-Growing Pediatrics and Rare Disease Clinical Trials Division

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2013 — Premier Research today announced the addition of four talented clinicians to key leadership roles in its fast-growing pediatric and rare disease clinical trial research disciplines. The Philadelphia-based global contract research organization (CRO) named Dr. Susan P. Tansey, MBCHB, MRCP, CCST, medical director, pediatrics. Her medical specialty areas include vaccines, cardiovascular, and oncology, although her initial training was in neonatology and pediatric medicine. She has considerable experience in pediatric clinical research and trial design.

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Research’s New Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Survey Accentuates Difficulty of Recruiting Patients and Motivating Patients to Take Part in Study

A new survey of clinical trial decision makers commissioned by Premier Research and involving 50 biotech and pharmaceutical firms in North America and Europe reveals that more than two-thirds (69%) of respondents said that among the most difficult factors in recruiting patients into a rare disease clinical trial was not only finding and motivating patients to join and remain in trials, but identifying and setting up investigative sites for studies.

Data Management & Biostatistics

Premier Research Announces Adoption of eTMF System

Premier Research announced today that it will use a new electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) system on all Clinical Development Services Studies. Trial Interactive has been tapped to provide the supporting platform. The adoption of eTMF is the company’s latest investment in its 2012-2013 technology RoadMap focused on three key areas ...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Premier Research Survey Finds Many Sponsors Ignore Pediatric Requirements for Clinical Trials

The Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA)—requiring drug makers to test all drugs for safety and efficacy in pediatric populations as well as in adults—was passed in 2003 and updated in 2007. And in Europe, a similar requirement has been in effect since 2007.