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Dan McDonald

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Report from Montreal: Operational Excellence in Clinical Trials Summit

By On October 4, 2018

At the Operational Excellence in Clinical Trials Summit meeting in Montreal in September, I had the privilege to serve as keynote speaker and a panelist for several discussions. The conference brought together… Read More

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Bridging Research and Health Care: If We Don’t Do it, Someone Else Will

By On May 21, 2018

I recently had the honor and privilege of representing Imperial at the inaugural Bridging Clinical Research and Clinical Health Care conference in National Harbor, Maryland. It was interesting and worthwhile. The conference… Read More

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3 Ways to Outsmart the Big Dogs as You Move into the Clinic

By On February 23, 2018

You’ve done all the background work. You’ve navigated the complex U.S. regulatory environment and achieved investigational new drug approval. You’ve secured investors and assembled your core team. You are now preparing for… Read More

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The Role of Patient Engagement in the Transition from Lab to Clinic

By On January 17, 2018

The drug discovery and development process is a complex and challenging landscape, especially for the majority of small biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. It’s truly a survival of the fittest environment, fraught… Read More

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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Patient Recruitment and Retention

7 Reasons for Patient Enrollment Challenges

By On November 24, 2015

In my last post I covered facts on enrollment delays from my latest ebook.  In this post I’m going to cover the seven most common reasons for these enrollment challenges. There are a… Read More