Neonicotinoids were developed to find safer, more effective alternatives to chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids, so, ironically, some neonicotinoids are now banned in the EU because of their toxicity to bees and other pollinators, as well as to a wider group of species.
The agricultural and environmental consequences of neonicotinoid use and the recent EU regulatory restriction have made neonicotinoids one of the most controversial areas of science and policy.
Elien is a Senior
Regional Study Coordinator (RSC), which is an associate project manager role, housed
in our growing Mechelen, Belgium office for Covance Central Laboratory Services
(CLS). She shared a glimpse inside a typical day as a Regional Study Coordinator,
a role that manages local laboratory operations within our global project
8:30-9:30 | I start each day by going through my inbox and calendar and making my to-do list.
Because we are working with a global team, we receive many
emails overnight. My first task of the day is to clean out emails from previous
days and organize others by priority so only action items are left – that way I
can easily view my top priorities. Then I review my calendar and prepare for
Covance Shanghai is pleased to announce an
expansion of its general toxicology capabilities to include
safety pharmacology studies, allowing our Asia-Pacific clients to more easily
complete their IND requirements for CFDA regulations.
are the new safety pharmacology offerings?
The general tox team in Shanghai is now
capable of running cardiovascular safety studies with dogs, using DSI PhysioTel
telemeters to monitor drug elicited effects on
electrocardiograms and hemodynamic parameters, heart rate and blood
pressure. They are also able to run neurological and
respiratory studies in rat models.
Team members from Shanghai were trained in
these experimental procedures by experienced safety pharm specialists from the
Covance Madison site. After several months of personnel training, beginning in
June 2018, validation studies at the Shanghai site were completed in early 2019.
degrees in veterinary medicine and veterinary pathology are significant
accomplishments, but they are underscored by the seemingly insurmountable
challenges Dr. Alejandro Larios Mora has faced in his journey to date.
Alejandro wasn’t the
student anyone pegged to be a doctor. In fact, he failed kindergarten – and by
fifth grade the self-proclaimed troublemaker was only allowed to attend class
with a parent escort.
“As a child, it’s very difficult to see past your
surroundings if you live in a bad area. You think that’s as good as it gets,”
Alejandro said. “That’s why it is important to have mentors – to show you
something different, something better.”
Ana’s passion for
biomedical sciences brought her to Covance as a Regional Study Coordinator (RSC)
earlier this year. She said after working in R&D and chemistry, shifting to
a project management role presented an opportunity to develop different skills
and realize an immediate impact on patients’ lives. The opportunity to
transform healthcare and change lives around the world – what we call
Energizing Purpose – is the common thread that unites Covance employees like
Ana to push new boundaries.
As she establishes her
career in technical project management at our Central Laboratory Services (CLS)
site in Mechelen, Belgium, Ana maintains a personal and professional balance with
time at home and in the office. She has completed a rigorous training program
and continues to develop her project management skills with her mentor.
Find out more about
Ana’s role in project management and the potential she sees with a career at
Our “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or
questions to illustrate how our business nurtures exceptional people, provides
an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’
In this article, we spoke to Linda Qiu, Executive Director, APAC HR Partnering, based in Shanghai. She shared how Covance has helped grow her career and how she is working to help her colleagues to advance in their own careers at the new location in the Aland Center.
Real-world evidence (RWE) can be used to meet different objectives, and RWE studies can be designed using different study types and methodologies, as well as multiple sources of real-world data (RWD). Teams often work separately and could benefit from a shared learning experience in the planning and execution process. A publicly-available RWE framework tool was recently released to help enhance collaborative efforts in RWE studies.
Earlier blogs in this series discussed closing the knowledge gap with RWE studies and how Covance and industry professionals worked to develop an RWE framework tool. This third and final blog further explores how the tool was applied in actual case studies to better support RWE efforts in treatments for diabetes and pain management.
While assisting clients with their clinical development plans, and post-marketing studies, our team is witnessing a trend in designing RWE studies with both traditional and virtual elements. With growing interest in hybrid designs, Covance is exploring how we can help our clients incorporate their study objectives while evaluating a range of alternative options for evidence generation that enable faster, less resource intensive and more patient-centric, study execution.
In this second article in our series of three, learn how we collaborated with RWE professionals to create a unique RWE framework tool that can help your teams with study planning in today’s rapidly evolving environment.
Covance and our parent company LabCorp celebrated Pride Month in June, and our commitment to building a culture of openness and inclusion continues throughout the year. We recently caught up with members of our PRIDE Network and learned about some recent events and upcoming plans, such as the Indy Pride 2019 Career Fair, to strengthen our outreach.
Our “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how our business nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.
In this article, we spoke to Phui Sie, Team Manager for Global Project Management based in Singapore. She shared her own career growth story and discussed how she helps her team members advance in their careers and find new growth opportunities at Covance.