Five Reasons You Need Resource Management Right Now

Are you a functional manager or department head who is struggling to keep straight what your people are doing, who has free time, and who’s overworked?  Or are you trying to make sure that all of your projects have the proper coverage necessary to get everything done on time, so you don’t get an unpleasant[…]

How to Find the Right CDMO Partner

CMC plays a critical role in the development of a biological product. While it may not be possible for early stage and mid-size biotech companies to have all the necessary CMC resources to steer through the maze and tangle of drug development challenges, there are steps you can take to ensure success. So far, we have covered three essential steps to[…]

The Right Technology – A Critical Element in your CMC Strategy

CMC plays a critical role in the development of a biological product. While it may not be possible for early stage and mid-size biotech companies to have all the necessary CMC resources to steer through the maze and tangle of drug development challenges, there are steps you can take to insure success. So far, we have covered two essential steps to[…]

Steps to Success – Top Ten CMC Strategies for Biotech Companies Part 2

CMC plays a critical role in the development of a biological product. While it may not be possible for early stage and mid-size biotech companies to have all the necessary CMC resources to steer through the maze and tangle of drug development challenges, there are steps you can take to insure success. The first step was covered in our previous blog[…]

Steps to Success – Top Ten CMC Strategies for Biotech Companies

Chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) plays a critical role in the development of a biological product from the research lab to preclinical to clinical stages and through to drug approval/licensure and commercial manufacturing.  The right CMC strategy and perfect execution are important to the success of drug development in the biotech industry.  In an intensely[…]

5 Ways to Manage a Project Timeline

Properly managing complex projects can be overwhelming even for the most experienced project managers. Missed deadlines, disorganization, and lack of efficiency can quickly derail a project. This can leave you with unhappy clients and team members. A carefully created and well-maintained project timeline is the basis for successful PM solutions. These five easy steps will help you[…]

Will Remote Clinical Trials Become the New Norm?

By some counts, prescription drug costs account for 20 % of all healthcare costs.  The cost of getting a drug to market reaching well over a billion dollars and there is a growing scrutiny of money-conscious consumers. It is not hard to see why pharma companies are searching to find ways to reduce costs. Clinical[…]

Are We Moving Beyond Patient Centricity to Collaborative Health?

It has only been a couple of decades since the concept of patient-centered care or patient centricity entered our collective consciousness. However, much has changed and continues to change rapidly in the healthcare industry. Technological, economic, and social advancements are moving at break-neck speed and propelling the industry into ever evolving directions. We could already[…]

Survey Shows Barriers to Clinical Trial Recruitment

We have long known the challenges of clinical trial recruitment. So it’s not a surprise that a new survey conducted by SubjectWell shows that a general lack of awareness is a major hurdle in clinical trial recruitment. The Pharma industry spends more than $2 billion per year on clinical trial recruitment. However, these dollars don’t[…]

New Trends in Clinical Trials Focus on Patient Engagement

A recent BioPharma Dive article on the five trends changing clinical trials – patient centricity, tapping into technology (e.g. mobile devices), wearables (e.g. remote blood glucose monitors), flexibility (in trial design), and automated site supplies – has an interesting trend in the article itself.  So, what’s the overarching trend?  Four out of the five trends[…]

Patient Engagement Solutions – Portal Use is on the Rise

As a patient engagement solution, healthcare portals are nothing new.  But for healthcare providers, getting patients to use their portals hasn’t been easy.  Now it looks like portal use is on the rise and with that a hope of greater patient engagement. A recent CDW survey of 200 patients and providers has shown a jump[…]