In today’s video, we discuss the trend of consolidation, or the mergers and acquisitions, that are going on in the clinical trials industry at this moment in time. The reason for consolidation is obviously the cost cutting necessities that Big Pharma is faced with, and we have seen the CRO’s begin to consolidate as early as 2009. Today, what we are beginning to see, is many of the research clinics consolidating and joining together in order to be able to better compete and grow market share for themselves. Let us know your thoughts on this and how has it affected you as a research professional, or even as a study participant.
Today’s interview comes courtesy of our guest guru Sarkis Dallakian, PhD who we have interviewed in the past and you are most certainly welcome to watch that interview here. In this interview we continue the conversation and spend more time trying to get to the core of the problem which exists in clinical trials which is: how to best find a study that is suitable for you. Sarkis has developed a search engine to solve that problem. You can check it out here.
Today’s video comes courtesy of a question we received from a young lady in South Carolina who would like to work in the clinical trials industry after completing her Master’s Degree. She wanted to know what she could do now to put her in a better position to succeed once she graduates. In this video, we recommend that she intern first in order to better her chances of success as well as gain a better understanding of what the industry is all about.
On today’s episode, we were joined via telephone by Lisa Henderson, editor of Applied Clinical Trials, a leading publication that caters to industry professionals within the clinical trials space. In this interview we discuss Applied’s role in educating and breaking news within this industry, while also getting into trends and forecasts for clinical trials over the next decade.
Today’s video comes courtesy of a question we received from a young lady who recently landed a new job as a business development employee for a CRO. She wanted to know what some good business development strategies may be for her to begin utilizing in her daily activities. We gave her some advice based on our experiences as Research Clinic Site Directors. Let us know what we’re missing here and please keep the questions coming!
Today Don walks us through the study participant recruitment aspect of clinical trials and explains some characteristics and traits of good recruiters. This is fantastic advice for research clinics out there looking for better ways and strategies to boost their study participation at their clinical trials research clinics. What are some recruitment challenges that you guys face? Let us know!