Category Archives: R&D

Key Clinical Trial Themes from DIA 2014

The Drug Information Association (DIA), one of the largest non-profit organizations supporting clinical research and drug development, held its 2014 annual meeting in San Diego last week. Applied Clinical Trials’ Moe Alsumidaie looks at three of the key themes from this year’s meeting: incorporating advocacy groups and patient voices in clinical research, breakthrough research applications, and […]
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GSK's Tykerb "Little More" to Offer

The future of GSK’s Tykerb (lapatinib) in the breast cancer market is unclear, after the combination of Tykerb and Herceptin in the large Phase III trial, ALTTO, showed no statistical superiority over Herceptin alone for improving disease-free survival, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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Margaret Hamburg Addresses Biopharma’s Pressing Issues

Speaking at the 2014 New York BIO conference, FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, addressed the pressing issues affecting the biopharmaceutical industry and the FDA. Applied Clinical Trials’ Moe Alsumidaie relays Dr Hamburg’s the highlights of Dr. Hamburg’s presentation below.
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Ukraine: Still Open for Clinical Trials

By Lisa Henderson, Applied Clinical Trials. The recent geopolitical developments in Ukraine have seriously influenced the conditions and the environment for clinical trials in Ukraine and in Russia. In a webinar today, Natalia Fetkovska, Senior Partner at SanaClis, a CRO providing clinical trial services for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), highlighted the problems.
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Lilly Increases Access to Clinical Trials Data

Eli Lilly and Company has announced it will begin sharing its clinical trial data with scientific researchers through The website, which houses data from several clinical trial sponsors, was created with support from PhRMA and EFPIA to increase access to and transparency of clinical trial results for researchers around the world.  
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