Using acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) in vivo models to screen for coronavirus inflammation treatment

Solutions to the current COVID-19 pandemic involve preventing coronavirus infection through vaccination and treating the severe clinical symptoms of the disease, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Establishing in vitro screening for potential treatments, though, can be challenging, due to the limited number of appropriate research models available, and the …

Expediting timelines and enhancing quality for central labs global study startup

For drug development sponsors running global studies, each day on the path to market is precious. To help support sponsors’ accelerated study startup, Covance Central Laboratory Services (CLS) has enhanced its core systems and technologies to significantly trim typical startup timelines up to four weeks, reduce the time to implement …

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How to prepare for the upcoming REACH restrictions on microplastic usage in Europe under Annex XV

Intentionally added microplastics (tiny solid polymer particles) are included in various chemical products. Like degraded microplastic waste, intentionally added microplastics are of concern because of their potential to impact human and animal health. Regulators worldwide are assessing how to address intentionally added microplastics, with the ECHA classifying them as equivalent …

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The COVID-19 road to recovery: coordinating clinical trial testing and central lab solutions

As COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, Covance Clinical Trials Testing Solutions (CTTS) witnessed a sudden influx of COVID-19 studies from both large pharmaceutical organizations and biotechs. Not only did CTTS need to accelerate the timelines for these drug development sponsors’ urgent studies, but they needed to provide patient-centric testing solutions, …

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Protecting the safety of pediatric clinical trial participants during a pandemic

As clinical trials worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, the experts working at the regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies and staff working at contract research organizations (CRO), such as Covance, have a focus to maintain patient safety as a top priority.  Almost overnight we saw many hospitals …

Immunogenicity studies for the coronavirus vaccines: How to stay on track and build testing capacity even during COVID-19

As the world waits for a vaccine to protect against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, it will need not only scientific excellence but also business continuity excellence to keep vital research and immunogenicity studies running. Vaccine development relies on many early, nonclinical studies; some of the earliest …