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Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Round-Up

Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Round-Up

Helen and Jacquie attended and exhibited at the 4th Outsourcing in Clinical Trials. The conference is relatively small in size but is one in a global series which focuses on tackling critical issues currently challenging the UK pharmaceuticals sector – something we felt even more significant with Brexit on the […]

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Glucose Clamping in Clinical Trials

By John Illingworth, Managing Director, Illingworth Research  Introduction The glucose clamp technique is the standard method for determining the time and action profile of new insulin preparations, and the measurement insulin and beta-cell sensitivity (1). The European Medicines Agency (EMA) requires data on the time-action profiles of new insulin preparations, using […]

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Do small firms really need a big pipeline to get top CROs’ focus?

By Lee Woodward, Clinical Research Manager, Illingworth Research 28th March 2012 A recent article published by Outsourcing-Pharma.com described the challenges that small-to-medium sized pharma face when outsourcing clinical trials. In recent years, large pharmaceutical companies have formed strategic partnerships with large CROs to cater for their large pipeline. But who […]

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The Health Research Authority (HRA)

The Health Research Authority will be established tomorrow, on 1st December 2011, with NRES at its’ core and expects to hold the first Board meeting of the Special Health Authority at 10am by teleconference. The establishment of the HRA will provide a new pathway for the regulation and governance of […]

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An Overview of Clinical Research

Clinical research is a complex and highly regulated area of medical science, involving a large number of individuals and organisations, including pharmaceutical companies, contract research organisations, and clinical trial centres. This article answers some basic questions about the pharmaceutical and clinical research industries, including drug development in humans, and gives […]

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A Guide to Patient Registries

Definition of patient registries: “Prospective observational study of patients  with certain shared characteristics (e.g. particular disease, risk factor or exposure) that collects ongoing and supporting data over time, on well-defined outcomes of interest for analysis and reporting.”[1] There is often confusion as to whether patient registries are classed as clinical […]

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