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.
27-Nov-2012 - The Indian Government will stamp out “fly by night operators” in its clinical trials sector by plugging "loopholes" in the regulations.
26-Nov-2012 - Risk-based monitoring means certain aspects of clinical trials can be quality checked using a segment of the data, according to Annex Clinical.
21-Nov-2012 - High CRA turnover in China often hinders trials, according to an Oxford University expert.
12-Nov-2012 - Molecular Partners has contracted Boehringer Ingelheim to produce a range of highly potent molecules for its clinical pipeline.
12-Nov-2012 - Risk-based monitoring for clinical trials was a hot topic at this year’s PCT Europe thanks to recent draft guidances from the FDA and the EMA.
08-Nov-2012 - Risk-based site monitoring is easier under strategic partnerships than other relationship models according to Covance.
08-Nov-2012 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com is in Hamburg,Germany this week to meet the CROs, sponsors and academics gathered at PCT Europe to discuss the future of partnerships in clinical trials.
07-Nov-2012 - The technical challenge posed by potent APIs means drug industry demand for R&D-scale contract manufacturing is largely unmet, according to Aesica.
18-Oct-2012 - Catalent has established a new institute in a bid to advance drug delivery by creating links between industry and academia.
10-Oct-2012 - The pharma industry does not include children in clinical research for fear of mentally scarring them, according to ResearchNurses.co.
04-Oct-2012 - Icon has forged an alliance with the South Korean Government in a bid to boost local trial activity.
02-Oct-2012 - Quintiles has forged a deal with the Scottish Government which it says will boost clinical trial activity in the country.
02-Oct-2012 - WorldCare Clinical has launched a blinded independent safety and efficacy review service to speed FDA approval of clinical trial data.
27-Sep-2012 - Open source drug developers could swipe business from CROs in the drug discovery field, according to Beroe.
19-Sep-2012 - Geriatric patients are left out of trials too often say experts who want researchers to 'open their minds' to the benefits of recruiting the elderly.
06-Sep-2012 - Improving efficiency in biopharma research is a “mixed blessing” for contract research organisations (CROs), according to Wells Fargo.
04-Sep-2012 - Automated drug accountability systems are becoming “the norm” in clinical trials because they can improve compliance and cut working time drastically, according to Cenduit.
23-Aug-2012 - Comprehend Systems recently made its data analytics, visualisations and reports software available from the cloud. CEO Rick Morrison spoke with Outsourcing-Pharma.com about the firm’s reasoning, and why no rockets were...
21-Aug-2012 - The proposed changes to European clinical trial regulations accepted by the European Commission (EC) in July will put Europe on an equal playing field, according to Clinipace’s Andrea Schiefer....
20-Aug-2012 - DaVita Clinical Research has opened a Phase I facility focussed on kidney research in a bid to meet a “growing demand” for renal trials.
16-Aug-2012 - Theorem and Gallus say their new biologics manufacturing partnership is aimed at giving a “leg up” to drugsmakers in emerging markets looking to market products in the US.
14-Aug-2012 - Icon has boosted its Phase I translational medicine services in Manchester, UK, in preparation for what it believes will be a boom in the drug development area.
13-Aug-2012 - BioClinica says the next eClinical revolution will be in programmes combining functionalities tailored to a client's specific needs.
09-Aug-2012 - ResearchNurses.co will conduct home visits in clinical trials for three Big Pharma firms after forging an agreement with Nottingham University Hospitals Research and Innovation Department.
07-Aug-2012 - Outsourcing-Pharma.com presents the low down on new services forged by partnerships and M&A (mergers and acquisitions), including a molecular biology offering for Quotient, Onyx’s added purification and separation capabilities, and...