Career Advice From Clinical Research ProsRead the rest of this entry »
In an industry with many roles, seek out the one you love, the one where your passion lies.
That's good job advice for all seasons and all professions, but in this it refers to finding your niche in clinical research.
It's among a wealth of career advice from industry veterans, published in two parts this month on the ACRP’s Clinical Researcher site. These professionals describe their own career journey, offering …
COVID’s Effects Drag Down Pharma RankingsRead the rest of this entry »
In a year of “unparalleled economic and healthcare shocks,” Informa’s Global Pharma Insights says the pharmaceutical industry is still healthy even as “COVID-19’s implications for pharma growth, revenues and the supply chain are still emerging.”
CPhI’s Pharma Industry Rankings & Annual Industry Report 2020 shows how pharmaceutical executives from across the globe assess the state of the industry, ranking the major pharma markets on a range of indicators including growth …
Wearables That Print On Your BodyRead the rest of this entry »
Biomedical sensors long ago moved out of the hospital and into an assortment of recreational exercise devices monitoring heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and other vital signs.
Whether medical or recreational activity trackers, these sensors require some sort of carrier -- think wristbands or EKG electrode patches -- which limits their effectiveness and can make them uncomfortable when worn for extended periods. They can also be hard to place and …
Lies and Deceit Plague Clinical TrialsRead the rest of this entry »
The publicity around the current COVID vaccine clinical trials has done much to make the public aware of the difficulties researchers face to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the therapy being tested.
Besides the now well-known need to recruit participants representing all age groups, races, and other demographics, clinical trial managers also have to be on the lookout to avoid what the pharma community has come to call “professional …
Dog Study Could Lead to Help For Humans with Sports InjuriesRead the rest of this entry »
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common condition in humans and in their canine companions. An estimated 20% of dogs older than a year and 12% of people between 25 and 74 will develop the condition.
The causes and mechanisms are not well understood, however age and weight are considered major risk factors.
Injuries also lead to developing the disease. In fact one of the most common of all sports …
A Lifesciences Lab Where Robots Do All the ExperimentsRead the rest of this entry »
In the heart of Silicon Valley is a biotech laboratory run by robots. They carry out experiments ordered by scientists anywhere in the world who simply login to the lab, describe their project, set options like the cells to use or the types of analyses to perform, and go on to do other things while the robots do the rest.
The Strateos lab in Menlo Park, California is as sophisticated …
Neanderthal Genes Make COVID Worse for SomeRead the rest of this entry »
An impaired immune system, age, obesity and underlying medical issues are the well-known risk factors for becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.
Genetics, too, play a role, helping to explain why some young and otherwise healthy individuals will have a severe reaction and most others don’t. Variants on one region of the human chromosome are behind the increased risk.
But why do some people have the variant and others don’t? Blame …
How to Write a Clinical Study ReportRead the rest of this entry »
If you’re new to clinical research, or even if you’re not, sooner or later you'll be tasked with authoring a clinical study report.
These reports are required by regulatory agencies here in the US and globally. They follow standards and guidelines set by an international group to facilitate creating a standard accepted by agencies in multiple countries.
“A clinical study report (or CSR for short),” explains Eli Lilly in a …
Abbott Begins Hiring to Produce Its New Rapid Covid TestRead the rest of this entry »
The Illinois site is expected to fill 2,000 new positions. The plant in Westbrook, Maine will hire 1,200 workers. Most of the jobs will be temporary, but are likely to extend well into next year based on the company’s announced production schedule.
Abbott was contracted by the federal government …
How COVID Is Changing Clinical TrialsRead the rest of this entry »
Amidst all the uncertainty about a COVID vaccine, at least this one thing is certain: it is changing how clinical trials are conducted.
Instead of taking years to move a potential vaccine from laboratory to trial, the US’s Operation Warp Speed has moved two of six prospective COVID vaccines into Phase 3 recruitment in under six months. Two more are expected to begin Phase 3 recruitment this month.
In the …