study supplies - global logistics
Site Materials & Logistics

5 Countries with Challenging Import Regulations

By On March 14, 2017

  Shipping Study Supplies Internationally: How to Avoid Customs Delays in these Five Challenging Countries Shipping study supplies internationally is a challenge, even for the experts.  I have found In my 20+… Read More

Patirnt Enrollment
Patient Recruitment and Retention

The Facts on Patient Enrollment Delays

By On March 2, 2017

The Undeniable Truth Everyone is aware that patient enrollment is an issue. In a recent report from Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development on 150 global trials, it was discovered… Read More

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Business Insights

Behind the Scenes at Trial Sponsor Companies Part 2: Enrollment Plans, Strategies, and Metrics

By On October 19, 2016

In my last blog post, I wrote about findings from a first-of-its kind survey conducted by Imperial. We surveyed managers and directors of clinical operations, project managers, lead/senior CRAs, and patient recruitment… Read More

Business Insights

Behind the Scenes at Trial Sponsor Companies Part 1: The Atmosphere in Clinical Operations

By On October 19, 2016

Patient recruitment and enrollment are key contributors to delays in completion of clinical research trials. How do sponsors tackle their patient recruitment challenges? What priority are these challenges given internally? Imperial wanted… Read More

ESMO 2016
Business Insights

ESMO 2016: My Perspective as a Patient Advocate

By On October 13, 2016

The ESMO, European Society for Medical Oncologists, annual conference took place in Copenhagen over an extended weekend. I was fortunate to attend as a patient advocate which was quite an honor. There… Read More

spreading the word about clinical trials
Patient Recruitment and Retention

Listening to Our Audience: How Can We Spread the Word About Clinical Trials?

By On September 9, 2016

This is the second of two posts containing excerpts from our just-released ebook on proactive recruitment planning How do patients and caregivers gather information and make decisions about health care? This is an important question,… Read More

protocol
Patient Recruitment and Retention

Getting Patient Recruitment Right from the Start: Planning Your Protocol

By On September 9, 2016

This is the first of two posts containing excerpts from our forthcoming ebook on proactive recruitment planning.  CenterWatch data tells us that in clinical trials, too many patients who volunteer don’t qualify, or… Read More

Diverse survey response
Business Insights

What the Public Thinks about Clinical Trials

By On April 4, 2016

Our Survey In the Fall of 2015, we launched a survey to the general public to learn how they gather healthcare information and how they make decisions.  We also wanted to gauge their… Read More

wearables
Business Insights

Wearables in Clinical Trials

By On February 12, 2016

To Wear or Not to Wear is the Question Wearable devices have taken our society, and the clinical research industry along with it, by storm. The immediate access to data makes researchers drool. … Read More

keep your Audience, your patients are here
Business Insights

Keep Your Audience in Mind: A Valuable Lesson Relearned

By On February 5, 2016

We’ve all heard it before:  keep your audience in mind when developing content to be presented in front of others.  I was recently reminded of this important fact when reviewing booth graphics for our… Read More