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 …

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Monitoring drug safety during COVID-19 – five key questions and answers

Identifying, recording, and reporting adverse events is vital for ensuring drug safety, both in the pre-marketing and post-marketing settings. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic makes these activities both more critical and more challenging. Let’s consider five key safety questions and answers:

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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, …

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 …

Patient Intelligence: designing clinical trials in the COVID-19 era

In the age of COVID-19, patients can’t wait for new vaccines and therapies to come to the market. That is why even in these challenging times, Covance has been focused more than ever on understanding the patient perspective on clinical trial participation. As social distancing has become the new normal, …

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Covance and LabCorp deliver unmatched COVID-19 diagnostic and therapeutic applications

We’re in this together: How Covance and LabCorp are delivering unmatched acceleration of COVID-19 diagnostic and therapeutic applications Accelerating much needed COVID-19 testing, vaccines and treatment options across the world can’t be done alone. We’re in this together and ready to apply our unique combination of solutions that blend Covance …

Speeding hand disinfectant products into the EU market in response to COVID-19

An unprecedented challenge The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for hand disinfectants, driven by recommendations from bodies such as the WHO. Handwashing is a vital measure for reducing the risk of contracting the virus. The WHO specifically recommends that all individuals “regularly and thoroughly clean (their) hands with an …

Navigating COVID-19: the importance of a nimble reimbursement call center operation

COVID-19 has the potential to significantly impact call center operations. However, a proactive crisis management plan and a dispersed, redundant operating model can go a long way towards safeguarding your patient support programs. As governments and citizens address challenges posed by this global pandemic, many companies are limiting in-office operations …