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Why is the Pharma Industry Buzzing About Real-World Evidence?

Posted on July 30th, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

You have almost certainly heard the terms Real-World Data (RWD) and Real-World Evidence (RWE) – but are you still unsure about exactly what these things are and why they’re important? Let’s break it down.

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FDA Announces Plans to Improve Approvals Process for Medical Devices

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

In the pharmaceutical industry, safety protocols are rigorous. Clinical trials, a lengthy and intense part of the drug development process, are deemed absolutely crucial to ensuring the safety and efficacy of new drugs and therapies. There are also many regulations designed to make certain that high standards are maintained during the various trial phases.

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Extreme Makeover: Clinical Trials Edition

Posted on December 4th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

In a piece featured in the PharmaTimes, Katrina Megget points out the sad state of affairs when it comes to clinical trials, highlighting some appalling stats on the frequent failure to reach enrollment targets (in some cases, not finding any patients at all) and the tendency for studies to go on far longer than anticipated. (more…)

Snakes (aka Chutes) and Ladders – failures and opportunities

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

If there ever was a children’s game that would help prepare the next generation of pharmaceutical R&D scientists and researchers, it would be Snakes and Ladders (Chutes and Ladders in the US). (more…)

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