Spurred in part by a disappointing 11th place ranking in a 2017 CenterWatch survey of how trial sites view their sponsors, Sanofi launched a program to reduce sites’ management burden. Sanofi now credits the program with its No. 1 ranking in the 2019 version of the CenterWatch survey.
The global drugmaker is seeing faster startup times, improved patient recruitment and retention, and overall increased efficiencies as a result of the new program. Sanofi unveiled its new program — dubbed Sanofi Makes Investigators’ Lives Easier (SMILE) — in May 2018.