Steven Ziemba, PhD, CCRC, CPI, FACRP, Associate Director, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

Why Clinical Trials Shouldn’t be Run as a Sideline Business

Healthcare providers, especially community-based providers, too often approach clinical research as a sideline business—to the detriment of patient safety and financial reward, says Steven Ziemba, PhD, CCRC, CPI, FACRP, lead IRB reviewer and assistant professor at Northcentral University. Instead, clinical research should be its own service line, Ziemba says. “It requires resources in and of […]

Barry Lake, CEO, Devana Solutions, LLC

Consolidation Trend Pressures Independent CROs to Refocus Strategy

An ongoing industry consolidation of contract research organizations (CROs) whose services are used by large drug manufacturers is a significant trend that will only increase in the days to come, says Barry Lake, chief executive officer at Devana Solutions, LLC. Sponsors are putting pressure on CROs to be more efficient as they also seek to […]

Claire Sears, Director of Product Communications, DrugDev

Survey Spotlights Trends in Technology Uptake for Clinical Trials

A survey conducted by DrugDev provides an interesting snapshot of global technology adoption in clinical trials. Broadly speaking, it suggests everybody wants to use more technology in their trials, but they aren’t always sure the other guy is interested. “The top reason why sites don’t use [electronic trial] apps is because they weren’t asked,” says […]