Randomised clinical trials have been the mainstay of pharmaceutical product development for decades, but will they be designed and carried out the same way in future? With trials tipped to get smaller and patient selection more complex as pharma’s blockbuster model is dismantled, interactive technologies, adaptive designs and new ways to recruit and monitor patients will come to the fore.
17-Jan-2017 - Technology is catapulting clinical trials into a 'new era' as scientific breakthroughs bring new opportunities to an industry that has traditionally lacked innovation.
20-Dec-2016 - Center Point Clinical Services has launched what it is calling the “world's first site-less, technology CRO.”
30-Nov-2016 - Wearable technology has been making inroads in the clinical trial industry, however several challenges and concerns surrounding lack of experience still stand in the way of increased adoption.
21-Sep-2016 - Digital health devices are increasingly being used by the industry to collect patient-generated data in clinical trials and improve medication adherence – and adoption is expected to increase.
07-Sep-2016 - Through their strategic commercial partnership, Medidata and SHYFT Analytics are aiming to increase access to healthcare data analytics in clinical trials.
30-Jun-2016 - As electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) become more prevalent, the adoption of Bring Your Own Device in clinical trials “won’t be far behind,” says Bracket.
23-Jun-2016 - The online clinical trial required no site visits for its sixty patients – all of whom were recruited through the social media platform , Facebook.
16-Jun-2016 - The advent of low-cost, real-time technologies has made capturing real-world patient experiences easier than ever, allowing CROs to address concerns over end-use needs.
25-May-2016 - Bracket has released several new mobile applications to support Bring Your Own Device, a clinical trial technology which allows patients to report symptoms using a smartphone.
19-May-2016 - Clinical Trials Day celebrates the first randomized clinical trial conducted in May 1747 and the clinical research professionals that work in the industry more than 265 years later.
18-May-2016 - A recent survey identifies wearable technology and social media recruitment as the leading trends in clinical trials – and EHRs as a “major hurdle.”
14-Apr-2016 - Using an experimental Internet of Things system that enables remote monitoring, the companies believe the multi-year project has the potential to change the way clinical trials are conducted.
30-Mar-2016 - BioClinica is expanding its eHealth Solutions to support futher growth with the announcement two global executive-level additions.
23-Mar-2016 - Evotec has attributed strong growth in 2015 to its deal with Sanofi and says it will continue to pursue such strategic partnerships.
09-Mar-2016 - With 320m monthly active users, Twitter could potentially serve as a new, unexploited resource to stimulate interest and enrollment in clinical trials.
18-Feb-2016 - Researchers cite "inappropriate science and technology choices" for the increase in research and development costs.
16-Feb-2016 - Pharmaceutical companies can optimize market access by analyzing real-world trends in different treatment spaces, according to a new report.
27-Jan-2016 - The clinical trial industry has braved almost two feet of snow to attend this year's Clinical Research & Operations Worldwide Network (CROWN) Congress in Philadelphia. And Outsourcing-Pharma braved the cold...
07-Jan-2016 - Medidata expects to become a strategic partner to even more pharma firms as Boehringer Ingelheim becomes the latest to transition to its cloud technology platform.
07-Jan-2016 - Experts agree that CROs will be more connected in 2016, however limitations – and hesitations – still surround remote based monitoring.
06-Jan-2016 - The global clinical trial management system (CTMS) market is expected to grow 14% over a five-year period hitting an almost $2bn valuation by 2019, according to a new market report.
10-Dec-2015 - Could the advent of technology herald the end of the clinical research associate (CRA) within five years? One industry expert believes so.
30-Nov-2015 - Should small pharma firms stick to small CROs? Quintiles and Covance both believe they can offer the personal touch, but Outsourcing-Pharma wants to know what you think?
26-Nov-2015 - Big Pharma bureaucracy makes trials less efficient but listening to CRO partners can help reverse this, say experts from Pfizer, Bayer and Grunenthal.
25-Nov-2015 - Inconsistent practices and a lack of trust are restricting sponsors from fully realising the potential of CRO strategic partnerships, according to Tufts' Director Kenneth Getz.