CenterWatch

Clinical research in the cloud, with help from Microsoft

Monday, October 30, 2017

Clinical research technology is expanding, and there is now infrastructure to back it. Last week, Parexel, a global clinical research organization, announced a new partnership with Microsoft to develop innovative cloud-based services for their clients. The collaboration will bring Parexel’s current tech offerings to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and catalyze new developments aimed at enhancing participant engagement in clinical trials, and streamlining drug development.

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Walgreens to promote ongoing outcomes studies beneficial in clinical research

Monday, August 28, 2017

In a move that mirrors longstanding practices in the pharma clinical trial research arena, Walgreens is making a case for partnerships between clinical researchers and a retail pharmacy provider. This month the company announced the creation of its Center for Health & Wellbeing Research (CHWB) website that will initially showcase 50 “outcomes studies” the company has completed over the past six years.

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Fastest drug developers and their practices

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Drug development is a long and costly process, and companies struggle with efforts to compress cycle times and reduce costs. A new CenterWatch analysis of new molecular entities (NMEs) approved by the FDA from 2014 through 2016 shows no signs of dramatic, industry-wide improvement. Sponsors interviewed by CenterWatch cited multiple factors that influence the speed of their development programs. In particular, the selection of investigative sites and vendors (including CROs), and the relationships forged with them, were an important focus of companies seeking to improve the speed and efficiency of clinical trials.

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