Life-Science Events

SCOPE Summit 2018: Excitement and Engagement

By On February 28, 2018

I had the opportunity to attend the SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives in Orlando, February 12-15. It’s been a few years since I last attended a SCOPE Summit, so it was… Read More

Business Insights

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

Ancillary Supplies

Shipping Globally? Who is Your Importer of Record?

By On February 8, 2018

Planning to export an ancillary supply or a medical device? Get ready for some bureaucratic red tape. Country governments take compliance with their import and export laws and regulations seriously. If a… Read More

Life-Science Events

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

Business Insights

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

Business Insights

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

Business Insights

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

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