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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

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

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

patient recruitment strategy
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

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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

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