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Tufts Study: New Data Slows Trials Down

January 15, 2018

While the burgeoning amount of data collected in clinical trials promises to add more depth and breadth to study endpoints, leading to better studies and better drug therapies, for now it’s doing more harm than good by increasing data management burdens.

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FDA & CTTI Launch Patient Forum to Boost Engagement in Drug Development

January 8, 2018

The Patient Engagement Collabora­tive is gearing up for a launch in early 2018. The new, external panel is being built by the FDA and the Clinical Trials Trans­formation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership between the FDA and Duke University. The panel will act as a forum for discussing new methods to increase patient participation in the agency’s decisionmak­ing process. It will provide input on incor­porating patient-preferences into reviews of medical products and trial protocols to make patient engagement an integral part of drug development.

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Clinical research in the cloud, with help from Microsoft

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.