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Surviving the Transition Into Clinical Trials: Getting Started

By On April 5, 2018

We recently held the second of our presentation series “Surviving the Transition to Clinical Trials” at JLABS in Toronto. More than 45 people, representing biotech, pharma, and medical device companies, came to… Read More

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A look at – Outsourcing in Clinical Trials West Coast Conference

By On March 15, 2018

The 10th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials West Coast Conference covered a wide range of subjects. New this year were three tracks on clinical innovation, early phase development, and data-driven approaches, and… 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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Looking Ahead

By On January 9, 2018

Each year I take time to put forth my observations about the year ahead. From a geopolitical perspective, I will not enter the fray, except to say as business leaders, the need… Read More

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All is Bright: 5 Tips to Stay Productive this Holiday

By On December 15, 2017

Hark! The holiday season is upon us! Alongside the parties, shopping, and travel, WORK MUST STILL GET DONE. Let’s call it the December Challenge. It’s been around for a long time. Here… Read More

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Translation Agencies – Will the Future Need Us?

By On November 30, 2017

Returning from the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) Language Industries Summit 2017, I reflected on an emerging theme that threaded across the presentations and discussion topics. Like the gas lamplighters of the 1800s,… Read More

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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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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

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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

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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