Tag: Rare Disease

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Optimizing Regulatory Considerations for Orphan-Drug Development on a Global Scale

Rare disease and orphan drug research has a long history of serious challenges, thanks to both intrinsic factors—fewer patients means less available data; less available data means a less complete picture—and market forces—it’s more difficult to find investors when a smaller pool of patients may mean a more uncertain potential return on investment. Luckily, recent changes...

The Outlook for Orphan Drug Research: A Live Webinar

DURHAM, N.C., DECEMBER 5, 2017 — The outlook for orphan drug research is more promising than ever, with regulators providing a progressive development platform and government reforms putting new emphasis on the need to treat rare diseases. Premier Research will examine the outlook for biotech and pharma companies at a live webinar on Tuesday, December...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Stories of Courage and Hope: Key Takeaways from Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival

Every so often, you stumble onto a marketing partnership that just seems to fit. When we were approached earlier this year about a rare disease festival happening in October, we knew immediately that we had to be a part of it. Who could pass up the opportunity to be part of a first-of-its-kind event that...

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Why the time’s right for a Rare Disease Film Festival

Premier Research is proud to be a presenting sponsor of “Disorder: A Rare Disease Film Festival,” being held in Boston in October. Festival co-founder Daniel DeFabio shares with us why having such an event is important for raising awareness, sparking conversations and hopefully, maybe even a cure or two. A couple years ago, I made...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Fragile X: The Quest to Treat a Complex, Little-Understood Condition

We worked on a Phase II study of a drug to treat Fragile X syndrome that, like most rare work we do, was a challenge from the start. Fragile X is a rare and not fully understood genetic disorder, typically resulting from an expansion of the CGG triplet repeat within the Fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Choices, Choices: Which Type of Natural History Study Meets Your Needs?

When you’re looking into conducting a natural history study, you’ve got two things to consider up front: the premise that underlies all of these studies, and which of several types suits your purpose. We tackled these and other topics in our last rare disease webinar. Natural History vs. Registry Studies in Rare Disease considers a...

Premier Research Sponsors ‘Disorder,’ a Rare Disease Film Festival

DURHAM, N.C., AUGUST 14, 2017 — Rare diseases afflict tens of millions of people, and for professionals seeking to treat these conditions, it can be tempting to regard patients more as diagnoses and outcomes than as folks seeking to lead otherwise normal lives. That’s why Premier Research has signed on as a presenting sponsor of...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

4 Potential Advantages of Adaptive Design

Adaptive design is a type of clinical trial methodology that incorporates prospectively planned opportunities for modification of one or more aspects of a study’s design or its hypotheses based on interim analysis of study data. Explicitly planning these pre-specified changes helps to maintain scientific integrity while also introducing greater flexibility in the clinical research environment. The major...

Premier Research Names Kimberly Glen Executive Director for Rare Disease

DURHAM, N.C., JULY 24, 2017 — Premier Research has named Kimberly Glen an Executive Director for Rare Disease, Strategic Development Department. She brings to the company nearly three decades of experience in contract research, drug development, and pharmaceutical consulting. “Rare disease is an extremely demanding field of study, imposing unique challenges in patient recruitment, deriving...

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4 Historical Orphan Drug Development Barriers, Have We Broken Through?

Both understanding the role of patient advocacy groups in building better clinical trials and improving the research process mean first taking a look at the history of orphan drug development in the United States and Europe. An “orphan drug” is a drug that treats a condition that fewer than 200,000 people have. Because rare diseases...