The primary benefit of master trial protocols for drug companies is the ability to concurrently evaluate multiple studies that may have different objectives, saving both time and money.
“A partnering deal with a bigger pharma company would certainly help us through [the Phase 3] process,” explains Jeff Davidson, CEO of Keystone Nano, a company that develops nanoparticles that target solid tumors by going after cancer cells and leaving the normal cells intact.
Evofem Biosciences is on the cusp of releasing a revolutionary birth control product. But before the FDA gives its approval, this small biopharma has to navigate two very different clinical trials.
According to Victoria DiBiaso, global head of clinical operations strategy and collaboration at Sanofi, “When it comes to improving trials, you have to look at protocol optimization. For us, that is where it all begins.
These best practices can help sponsors and CROs work together seamlessly to prevent and alleviate protocol deviations in their clinical studies keeping development on time and within budget.
Efforts to improve the provider selection/qualification process have improved in recent years, and with the help of digitized, centralized data, additional advancements are on the horizon.
According to Anne White, Lilly’s VP of next generation development and project management, for the past three years the company has steadily worked toward finding a way to get its medicines to patients faster.
“The key to fully understanding the safety and efficacy of new medical and device therapies is developing clinical trial databases that adequately reflect the diversity of the U.S. population.”
The story of how Oxford BioMedica won a key contract from Novartis to provide the commercial and clinical supply of lentiviral vectors used to produce the Big Pharma's CAR-T cell therapy Kymriah.
In 2017, real-world evidence (RWE) became the topic everyone wanted to discuss. Several executives I have spoken to recently believe it will continue to grow in importance as we move into 2018 and beyond. But why the sudden interest in RWE?