Avoca Consortium Summit, Dublin
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The Avoca Consortium Summit: My Report from Dublin

By On July 10, 2017

In June, I attended the Avoca Consortium summit in Dublin on behalf of Imperial. Representatives from more than 40 companies working in pharma and biotech attended, which was quite an achievement, especially… Read More

Questions to ask your ancillary supplies vendor
Ancillary Supplies

7 Questions to Ask Your Ancillary Supplies Vendor

By On June 26, 2017

It’s common for sponsors and CROs to work with vendors to acquire ancillary supplies and ship them to sites. From the outset, it is important to fully understand your vendor’s capabilities and… Read More

Ancillary Supplies

Ordering Study Supplies? Do You Need to Consider the Sunshine Act?

By On June 19, 2017

  We have found that many studies neglect to have plans in place regarding the Sunshine Act. Don’t overlook this! Sunshine Act reporting is required in clinical studies, and it should be… Read More

global logistics
Business Insights

7 Caveats to ‘Just Ship It’, Part 2

By On June 1, 2017

If you think logistics isn’t your business, think again… Logistics processes are not just for logistics personnel – they should be understood by everyone involved in the process in order to avoid… Read More

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Site Materials & Logistics

7 Caveats to ‘Just Ship It’, Part 1

By On June 1, 2017

If you think logistics isn’t your business, think again… I often hear the phrase: “I provided you an address, just ship it, what’s the big deal?” Logistics processes are not just for… Read More

shipping clinical supplies internationally
Business Insights

2 Tips for Shipping Your Clinical Supplies Internationally

By On May 15, 2017

Shipping clinical study supplies internationally is an art and a science. Customs departments add an unsympathetic layer of bureaucracy – if paperwork and preparations aren’t in line with the country’s regulations, you… Read More

Imperial Alzheimer's trial app
Business Insights

Trial App Boosts Patient Engagement

By On March 23, 2017

With patient attrition in clinical trials on the rise, more than ever it is important to provide services that will ease the burden of participation. Studies that require caregiver support have special… Read More

Ancillary Supplies solutions
Site Materials & Logistics

7 Ancillary Supplies Adventures

By On March 20, 2017

  At Imperial, we know that selecting, procuring, and delivering ancillary supplies for clinical trials isn’t just loading syringes and Fitbits into FedEx boxes and sending them here and there. It’s as… Read More

performance management
Patient Recruitment and Retention

Do We Have a Performance Measurement Problem in Patient Recruitment?

By On March 17, 2017

It’s fairly well accepted in today’s clinical research environment that proactive strategies for driving enrollment in clinical trials are part of the complicated equation of success. According to a 2016 survey of… Read More

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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