• Pandemic’s Silver Lining: Lasting Research Innovation

    Clinical Research News | While non-COVID medical research, including clinical trials, has partially resumed after widespread suspensions, delays and slowdowns during the outbreak, subsequent waves of COVID-19 infections still threaten to re-occupy clinicians, researchers, and labs. Fortunately, adversity can trigger adaptation.

    Sep 16, 2020
  • Follow the Money: COVID Research, Decentralized Trials

    Clinical Research News | Big money to speed clinical trials for Freenome’s colorectal cancer blood test, both THREAD and Science37 get investments to advance decentralized research approaches for global clinical trials, and more.

    Sep 14, 2020
  • NSAIDS Are Safe, Near-Zero Hospital Transmission, Clinical Sites In Trouble: COVID-19 Updates

    Clinical Research News | NSAIDS are safe for COVID-19 patients, a CHOP study shows convalescent plasma appears safe and possibly effective for children, a Boston study shows very low rates of hospital transmission of COVID-19. Plus, NIH launches two Phase 3 trials for blood thinners, the International Vaccine Institute preps with Gates money, and Phesi warns that many clinical trial sites may not bounce back.

    Sep 11, 2020
  • 10 Buzzwords for Virtual Trials and Remote Monitoring You Should Know

    Clinical Research News | Standardized vocabulary in clinical research operations is essential. We conducted surveys and documented conversations with the research community while they work to shape an entirely new approach to clinical research operations.

    Sep 9, 2020
  • Telemedicine Allows ‘Unlimited Communication’ Crucial To Weight Loss Success

    Clinical Research News | Many chronic diseases—including high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, lower back pain, and some cancers—are closely related to being overweight, and patients need ongoing, sometimes daily, guidance and interaction with their doctor for sustained weight loss. Telemedicine is an affordable way to do that and the results can be better than what can be accomplished with in-person visits.

    Sep 8, 2020
  • Steroids, Vaccine Distribution, Depression and Pregnancy Concerns: COVID-19 Updates

    Clinical Research News | A protease inhibitor used to cure a deadly coronavirus-causing disease in cats holds potential for testing in humans, a comparative look at current treatment approaches, proposed Fair Priority Model for vaccine distribution and needed reforms to the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization process, concerning trends among pregnant women, rising rates of depression, promising news on steroids, and multiple trials on the launch pad—all among the explosion of COVID-19-related news over the past week.

    Sep 4, 2020
  • Clinical Trials For Companion Diagnostic Approval

    Bio-IT World | The regulatory framework around drug and diagnostic co-development, and how to overcome the inevitable hurdles, was the subject of multiple presentations at the 12th Annual Next Generation Dx Summit held virtually last week. Representatives from pharma and FDA weighed in on the clinical trials required to get companion diagnostics to market.

    Sep 2, 2020