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Mole Mapping: An Overview

By Kevin Jacob, Senior Medical Photographer at Illingworth Research 10th May 2012 What is Mole Mapping? With regards to a person’s naevi moles, it is the mapping of a selection or all sites using photography.  The resultant record can then be catalogued and used as a comparator when monitoring for […]

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Clinical Trial Technology: The Informed Consent iPad Application

There has been much talk recently regarding a shift to a more centralised, internet-based approach to many aspects of the clinical trial process, including data collection and monitoring, and storage of essential documents. Monitoring is one area where progress has been made, particularly with the recent FDA and EU draft […]

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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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Cutting the Red Tape of Clinical Trial Regulations

The regulations and guidelines governing Clinical Trials in the UK can often be extremely complicated and over-burdensome, according to the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA). For five weeks, from 9th March 2012 to 12th April 2012, the MHRA are asking for views and comments on this issue from Industry […]

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Clinical Shift Towards Centralised Risk Based Monitoring Processes

By Jan Kenworthy, Clinical Research Associate at Illingworth Research 29-February-2012   Within the last few decades, the number and complexity of clinical trials has increased considerably. With this increased complexity, comes the enhanced pressure of effectively monitoring these trials. The size, complexity and number of clinical trials mean that complete […]

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Photography and colour accuracy demonstration

Photography and colour accuracy demonstration

On the 9th February two of our medical photographers attended the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (QHEB) for a demonstration of the Image Skin-Tone Optimisation and Verification (ISTOV) system. The ISTOV system is an image colour management system which provides consistency for photographers and reassurance to consultants and clients that […]

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Integrity of Clinical Trial Data

Integrity of Clinical Trial Data

Any clinical trial is only as good as the integrity and completeness of the data collected and published. Clinical Trial Monitors aim to verify that clinical data recorded is accurate, verifiable and complete. An article in the BMJ has called for disciplinary action on missing trial data.  It goes on […]

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