It’s impossible to read an industry publication without hearing about virtual clinical trials, decentralized clinical trials, or hybrid trials. Industry leaders and technology companies are touting the advantages and the opportunities to anyone who will listen. You may understand the model, and you may recognize the effort to shift. But
If it shocks you to hear that clinical trials are getting more complex, you haven’t been paying attention. Specifically, we’re collecting more endpoints. We’re performing more procedures. We’re increasing nearly every executional variable, like the number of countries, the number of sites, the number of visits per patient, and the
By all accounts, the cost of clinical trials continues to rise. We hear reasons that include increasing protocol complexity, patient recruitment struggles, or regulatory challenges. And we shrug our shoulders. Most of us accept these rising costs and obstacles as a given.
But - why?
If you could predict the future problems
The decentralized clinical trial is one of the most talked-about emerging trends in the life sciences industry. These sorts of clinical trials present immense benefits, as we wrote about in a recent blog.
If executed well, the decentralized clinical trial design could both reduce resource consumption and accelerate treatments arrival to
There are still a lot of challenges facing pharmaceuticals, med tech, and biotech companies that seek to begin a clinical trial post-COVID. But the obstacles aren’t stopping them. At time of writing, over 500 companies have a Phase II or Phase III clinical trial startup planned in the next 12
Increased diversity. Faster enrollment. Reduction in costs. These are just a few of the myriad benefits of the virtual clinical trial touted by CROs and solution providers. But are you ready for a truly virtual clinical trial? If not, is a hybrid clinical trial realistic? And what is a decentralized
We recently spoke with Liz Beatty, Chief Strategy Officer at Inato about how the company is disrupting the industry's approach to site selection. The company is headquartered in Paris, France, with US operations based in New York City, NY. Here are some of the most interesting excerpts from our discussion:
Choosing the right way to train clinical trial staff is complex and exhausting under normal circumstances. Today’s immense pressure to accommodate new virtual working styles across investigator meetings, site selection, and site initiation visits magnifies those challenges.
As we revealed in our recent report, clinical operations leaders are adopting virtual tools
We recently spoke about virtual and hybrid clinical trials with Amy O’Sullivan, Director of North American Operations at SCOPE International, an independent full-service CRO serving pharma, biotech, and medical device clients across the US and Europe. The company is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, with US operations based in Pittsburgh, PA.
When a Sponsor chooses to engage with a contract research organization (CRO), the Sponsor team expects quality and performance in return for their investment. CROs are in business to conduct trials - and offload the work from the Sponsor’s side. So why are so many trials fraught with early hiccups? The