Multiple Myeloma

CRO Perspectives: Driving Innovation, Consistency and Reliability in Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials

Despite advances in treatment options, multiple myeloma incidence rates have increased since 1990. Drug development for this complex disease requires a unique combination of technology and expertise. In this short series of blog posts, Covance will share perspectives on multiple myeloma testing, technique and innovation that can reduce variability and …


Accelerating drug development timelines – Evolution in trial design approaches in oncology

Three specialists – Dr. Sarah Blagden, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Oxford; Maria Prendes, Head of Oncology at the Covance Biomarker Solution Center; and Kamal Saini, Senior Medical Director of Oncology at Covance – recently discussed this highly relevant topic in an educational webinar, which is now available …

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Beyond Product Characterization: Analytical techniques that advance biopharmaceutical development

Evaluating your product beyond standard characterization can provide a comprehensive understanding of a molecule in early phase development. Allan Watkinson, PhD, Director of Biopharmaceutical Development CMC at Covance, recently discussed a few of the assays that can help drug development sponsors gain new insights about their product and making earlier …


Antibody reagents for your host cell protein assay: Experience counts

The majority of biotherapeutics are produced through recombinant DNA technology using various host cell expression systems derived from bacterial, mammalian, yeast, plant or insect cells.  In the case of gene therapy products involving viral vectors, empty and partially assembled viral capsids are product related impurities that can have significant impact …


What is an Inhalation reprotoxicology study – insights, advice, and secrets

What is Inhalation Reprotoxicology and When is it Relevant? Inhalation reprotoxicology studies are required when a chemical substance or plant protection product (PPP) is suspected of having the potential to cause reproductive or developmental toxicity and there is the possibility that human exposure can occur via the respiratory system.


Key Considerations for Medical Monitoring in CAR T Clinical Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

The following blog is an adaptation of a conference presentation by Covance in September 2020 that was also re-recorded and available here Background: Medical monitoring supports the correct determination of patient eligibility for CAR T-cell therapy and plays a key role in monitoring quality patient care throughout CAR T clinical …