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Trends That Matter for Transforming Clinical Trials

Posted by Matt Breese on Jul 27, 2017

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In our weekly Trends that Matter series, we provide engaging infographics, articles and recent news from healthcare influencers to highlight general trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry. This week's featured topic is transforming clinical trials. Pharma companies can strive to get products approved ahead of their competitors by having more efficient clinical trials.

Currently, clinical trials are the most expensive investment for pharmaceutical companies in the R&D sector. Digital technologies can be used to reduce these costs and improve the quality of data.  
 One way to achieve a more efficient clinical study is to use patient-friendly technologies to improve the chances of compliance. Here's one example, given by Andrea Zobel, Senior Director at PAREXEL:
"In some studies, it is a challenge to decide the amount and type of lab samples the patients should collect. To address this, technologies used for tracking during the supply chain can also be used for at-home tracking to simplify clinical trial participation for a subject. Data regarding drug consumption can be gathered and automatically sent by eMedication packages. "
To learn more about improving clinical trails, download PAREXEL's whitepaper on the future of the clinical supply chain.

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Topics: Industry Trends