Author Archives: Guest Blogger

Sponsor–CMO Relationships: Critical Issues

Eric Langer assesses the results of a recent survey of what biopharm companies want from CMOs. Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) should have the technical expertise to be considered by clients for partnerships. It’s no longer enough for them to lay claim to technology, regulatory compliance, and IP protection expertise, as these increasingly become non-negotiable issues, according […]
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mHealth Set to Transform Clinical Trials

The health sciences industry received some important and encouraging news from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late June—an announcement that may, ultimately, help to transform the way data is collected in clinical trials and lead to safer studies and faster time to market. The FDA issued new draft guidance that stated its […]
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The Future of Oncology is Now

Applied Clinical Trials’ Lisa Henderson speaks to Novella Clinical CEO Richard Staub. Last August, Quintiles announced its intention to purchase Novella Clinical, specifically for its focus on small and mid-sized oncology biopharma clients, as well as medical device and diagnostics companies. We checked in with Novella President Richard Staub to discuss post-acquisition life, outsourcing, and […]
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Mind the (Generation) Gap: The Hunt for Talent in Asia

As more global life sciences firms see their Asian businesses skyrocket, the search for strong, internationally savvy talent in Asia-Pacific has never been more competitive, writes Susan Macdonald of RSA. The need to build manufacturing and commercial infrastructure in Asia-Pacific with the associated regulatory, quality and compliance processes to satisfy Western authorities is reaching new […]
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Medical Marijuana Trials: Pre-empted by Politics

There has been a lot of debate on the therapeutic use of marijuana. There are currently 24 states that have legalized marijuana for medical use. Most recently, two states, Washington and Colorado, have legalised the drug for recreational use. While there is literature that suggests benefits of marijuana for medicinal use, particularly in animal models, […]
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