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Communicating clinical trial results effectively can improve public trust
12 January, 2018
Ambitious new EU guidance on transparency and disclosure aims to boost...
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Ensuring drug safety during clinical trials 12 January, 2018 Risk-based monitoring can promote more efficient data standardisation and speed up clinical trial timelines. Kerry Taylor-Smith speaks to Hanne Cloetta Lang, vice-president at...

Trials and tribulations of clinical trial life cycle 12 January, 2018 Dr Sanjay Sethi is a leading clinical trials manager in CPOD from the University of Buffalo, with a wealth of experience running trials with corporate and government agencies. He...

Supply chain challenges before biosimilars 12 January, 2018 Jeff Yant, executive director of global operations at Amgen Biosimilars, discusses the challenges of producing and managing biosimilars. He talks to Sally Turner about supply...

Integrated data management can cut down trial cost 12 January, 2018 The digital age is upon us, yet many clinical trials are still rooted in cumbersome paper-based procedures. An integrated data management platform can reduce trial costs and times,...

Improving design of pre-clinical models for better outcome in clinical trials 12 January, 2018 The overwhelming majority of pharmaceuticals fail when tested on humans, particularly in oncology, where 95% of drugs tested in phase-I trials never make it to market. Kim Thomas...

Bringing together academia’s innovation and pharma’s resources 12 January, 2018 Tight budgets mean that combining the forces of academia’s innovation with pharma’s resources is happening with increasing frequency. Dr Christopher Milne, associate professor of...

Unblinded study medication for better clinical trials 12 January, 2018 Providing subjects with unblinded medication in studies and supplies is fraught with difficulty. Clinical Trials Insight examines how traditional processes cope with the challenge,...

Data control in the clinical trials cold chain 12 January, 2018 Balancing risk and cost is a delicate undertaking where controlled room temperature clinical trial shipments are concerned. Lisbeth Nielsen, senior clinical supply technician at...

Power of real-world data in clinical trials 12 January, 2018 With sophisticated technology making it more accessible than ever, real-world data has the potential to transform how clinical trials are recruited and conducted. Andrea Valentino...

Importance of clinical trial transparency 08 January, 2018 Trilogy Writing & Consulting’s Barry Drees and Lisa Chamberlain James explain how to communicate the results of clinical trials clearly to a lay audience, and stress the importance...

Temperature monitoring during drug transport and storage 03 November, 2017 The Lower Silesian Oncology Centre is the first hospital in Poland to install Blulog’s wireless solution for temperature monitoring. The machine-to-machine technology enables...

Unique device identifiers for medical equipment 03 November, 2017 Soon, every piece of medical equipment around the globe will be required to be marked with a unique device identifier that will enable the unambiguous verification of hardware...

Using chemical tesging to track and trace counterfeit drugs 03 November, 2017 Michael Völlinger, programme manager and business process owner at Grünenthal for its global serialisation track and trace programme, explains to Andrew Putwain how the chemical...

Continuous manufacturing can improve quality in pharmaceutical industry 03 November, 2017 Moving from batch to novel production is no easy task. The same goes for building bridges between manufacturing processes, as well as the role and process of analytical...

Building confidence of pharma sector on air transport of temperature-sensitive products 03 November, 2017 Air cargo stakeholders are working hard to build the pharmaceutical industry’s confidence in its capacity to transport temperature-sensitive products. The International Air...

Addressing the challenges of injectable biologic and wearable drugs 03 November, 2017 The use of injectable biologic therapies and wearables is rising. These drugs, however, present several challenges for manufacturers and patients; the large size of the molecules...

Prevention of temperature deviation in the pharma packaging 03 November, 2017 Philippe François, global head of supply chain management at Novartis, discusses budget allocation and temperature-maintenance visibility for the distribution process with...

Active and passive packaging solutions for ambient-temperature pharmaceuticals 03 November, 2017 Ambient temperature is a broad term when it comes to transporting medical products. It varies among countries and storage facilities, with particular requirements for different...

Connected health services and smart device solutions 03 November, 2017 Medicom, a Phillips-Medisize company, discusses the rise of smart device solutions and connected health services with World Pharmaceutical Frontiers, and focuses on how these tools...


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