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Adapting oncology clinical research practices and therapeutic development strategies in the covid-19 era

The COVID-19 outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization, and has since affected almost every country around the world. Cancer patients have been significantly impacted, through both clinical practice as well as engagement and participation …

Why pulmonary medications and inhalation technology are more relevant than ever in tackling worldwide health crises

With over half a billion people worldwide suffering from a chronic respiratory condition and cases of COVID-19 climbing above 25 million globally, pulmonary drug delivery via specialist inhalation devices is more relevant than ever. Pulmonary drugs offer the best potential for optimal delivery to the lungs while minimizing systemic side …

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 …

COVID

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 …

Patient Centricity

Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinical studies and the importance of patient centricity

In today’s exceptionally crowded clinical trial environment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), patient-centric practices can help your study of Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) stand out to both patients and sites. Learn about your options to increase your trial’s patient centricity, encourage recruitment and promote ongoing patient retention. …

Biomarkers & Diagnostics: growing influence on drug development for NAFLD/NASH

Biomarkers and diagnostics are playing an ever-increasing role in drug development. Personalized medicines, defined as drug therapies used alongside specific diagnostic tests, topped 40% of all FDA approvals in 2018. Across biopharma, drug developers increased their utilization of selection biomarkers, significantly improving the probability of success for their clinical programs.1, …