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Fueling mHealth adoption to bridge the communications gap

Saturday, October 15, 2016

At last, mHealth is more widely recognized for its role in bridging big communications and data gaps across clinical research. From mobile apps to support study patients with tailored communications materials to wearable devices collecting much-needed data in real-time—mHealth has moved from hot trend to real world.

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Heterogeneity and precision medicine: An integrated approach

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Precision medicine promises a future where treatments are customized to the unique characteristics of the patient and their disease. At the heart of many projects is the search for genetic markers that can be used to predict, diagnose and track diseases and treatments, but genetics is only one small piece of the precision medicine puzzle.

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Benefits for international multicenter clinical trials in Russia

Thursday, September 1, 2016

In the last 20 years, Russia has seen an increasing growth of the clinical trials industry. Among the factors contributing to that are top-grade research facilities, vast and easy-to-access populations and low participation costs. Over the past two years, significant changes have occurred in this market that are likely to have a global impact. All recent legislative efforts were aimed at harmonizing the local regulatory requirements with international standards and pharmacovigilance procedures. Clinical trials in Russia undergo regular FDA inspections and are among one of the world’s best in terms of quality, exceeding Western countries.

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The importance of multifaceted virtual investigator meetings

Monday, August 15, 2016

Meetings for all personnel involved serve as initial training for clini­cal trials. The level of effort and cost, along with the wait for most sites to be ready for a meeting, makes virtual in­vestigator meetings attractive in con­trast to traditional face-to-face events.

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Beyond the buzzword: Patient centricity takes hold

Friday, July 1, 2016

Patient centricity has become a bit of an industry darling—the buzzword is everywhere. Thousands of articles, images and conference talks have been devoted to raising the patient-centric bar in an effort to elevate patient perspective and find better ways to incorporate the needs of patients and caregivers—all as a path to improved clinical research.

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