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Survey: Clinical trials changing dramatically

Friday, June 23, 2017

SCORR Marketing, a global health science marketing and communications firm, has announced that a new survey report, Clinical Trials: Past, Present and Future, is now available for free download. The report, produced in partnership with Applied Clinical Trials, describes what clinical trial professionals perceive to be the biggest changes in clinical trials in the last 10 years and what they expect as they continue to evolve in the future.

“Clinical trials have changed dramatically in the last decade,” said Cliff Echols, market intelligence director at SCORR Marketing. “More than ever, sponsors are pressured to get drugs to market faster and cheaper while addressing more FDA regulations, a growing number of trials, fierce competition for patients and an increasingly global trial landscape. In this survey, we dug deeper to understand how trials have changed and why. We also gained insight into what we can expect in the future as trials become increasingly complex.”

“Among the key takeaways of the report is that respondents believe that some roles have changed more because of technology, while others are different because of increased collaboration,” said Michael Tessalone, vice president/group publisher at Applied Clinical Trials. “Data managers’ and clinical research associates’ jobs have changed because of technology, while project managers’ roles are different mostly because they must collaborate more across functions, respondents said.”

While survey participants believe the increase in endpoints best explains the growing complexity of clinical trials over the past 10 years, they also predict an increase in the number of adaptive trials will lead to increasing clinical trial complexity in the future.

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