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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

Patient Recruitment and Retention

You Should Listen in on Patient Conversations

By On November 14, 2017

Getting feedback from potential clinical trial participants has long been part of research programs undertaken in our industry. The typical modus operandi is to seek out the information from a particular group… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

Virtual Clinical Studies

By On October 26, 2017

Over the last several decades, the clinical research industry has been riddled with the challenge of meeting enrollment goals on time. Eighty percent of trials fall short of their goals. Moreover, the industry… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

Patient Engagement: Is There an App for That?

By On October 12, 2017

With patient attrition rates in clinical trials on the rise, retention strategies and tools must be constantly refreshed, refined, and even invented. Truly patient-centric approaches to aid retention are called for. How… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

Patient Centricity: Focus Groups for Protocol Design

By On September 28, 2017

This is the second in our Patient Centricity blog series. Read the first blog in the series, “What Does Patient Centricity Really Mean?” Pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and private medical facilities have been… Read More

Patient Recruitment and Retention

What Does Patient Centricity Really Mean?

By On July 10, 2017

Patient centricity is officially defined as the process of designing a service or solution around the patient. Sounds simple enough, right? For those of us in the clinical research space, it’s not… 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