August Research is adding clinical trial operations in Georgia and Moldova, expanding the CRO’s reach in Central and Eastern Europe – a less developed market with “fewer competitive trials and lower costs,” says CEO.
Strategikon Pharma releases new modules for its Clinical Maestro software suite – another step in the company’s journey to harmonize sponsor and CRO operations, with further updates slated for later this year, says CCO.
Genetic discoveries have taken place in narrow population groups, say researchers, who for the first time, reveal that such studies are concentrated in a handful of countries – and conducted by a ‘tight-knit group of researchers.’
The industry’s pledge to improving the patient experience drove significant change in 2018 and will continue to do so this year, with so-called “convenience” services to become standard, says Greenphire CCO, who outlines several other trends to watch.
Awareness around the potential opportunities created by artificial intelligence has never been higher, but pharma’s biggest challenge in 2019 will be adopting and scaling the right technology to improve patient outcomes, says an industry executive.
By Jim Kremidas, executive director, Association of Clinical Research Professionals
This time next year, I hope I can write a column with the headline “2019: The year of cooperation and communication in the clinical trial industry.” We’ve made some exciting progress toward that end in 2018. Now it’s time to take it to the next level.
The biopharma industry is on the precipice of making personalized medicine a reality with access to massive amounts of data, computing power, and artificial intelligence to run in silico clinical trials, says GNS Healthcare CEO.
Global regulatory agencies had a busy 2018. Here, we take a look back at some of the key developments throughout the year, as the industry navigated challenging politics, pressure to increase transparency, and the rapidly evolving digital health space.
M&A is a huge part of the CRO space. Inorganic growth has long been the go-to strategy for any CRO and we’re never surprised to see this month’s latest deal. However, I’d like to challenge the idea that this is always the best way to grow a CRO business.