July 2005 – The CenterWatch Monthly : PDF
The New Frontier: Tapping Into Rural America
Anticipated by CenterWatch's first ever study of investigators in 2001, a shortage of clinical trials investigators has indeed come to light in 2005. In an effort to head off the problem, some trial management organizations and site support service companies are training and empowering new, eager physicians in non-urban and rural areas of the United States to become successful clinical research investigators.
Small Firms Target Pharmacogenomics
As the emergence of this field begins to take hold among decision makers, a group of small yet well experienced genetics, proteomics, bioinformatics and diagnostics services companies are already preparing for its ultimate arrival. In recognition of the need to standardize genetic data and in an apparent effort to increase the safety and efficacy of drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final draft guidance on the submission of pharmacogenomic data in April 2005.
Learners and Losers, the EU CT Directive One Year On
Just more than a year since the European Union’s Clinical Trials Union’s Clinical Trial Directive came into force, it is clear that the clinical trials community is still on a learning curve.
Eye on: Bacterial Infections
Baceterial infections are the leading cause of death worldwide. CenterWatch has identified a pipeline of 34 drugs in development for bacterial infections.