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Social Media for Clinical Trials: The Big Picture
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Published - 01.Jul.2016

Social media is fundamentally changing clinical research. Its popularity is increasing. Which means that the common appeal or “fondness” people express towards its implementation in clinical trials is not accidental. The use of online platforms is very quickly shifting from experimental projects, aiming to evaluate the usefulness of such tools, to actual applications of websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn into various on-going clinical research strategies. On the whole, internet-based media is surely changing how researchers, caregivers and even...MORE >

Gamification of Clinical Trials
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Published - 21.Jun.2016

One of the most difficult aspects in clinical research is finding and recruiting trial volunteers. Healthcare, the pharmaceutical, medical and clinical sector can easily recognize this challenge as all of them have faced it in one way or another. Since the obstacles are pretty clear, the research industry tries to tackle them in the most effective ways. Online recruitment, social media and other Internet-based platforms are placed among some of the most frequently used tools for patient enrollment. Of course,...MORE >

5 Common Challenges When Obtaining Informed Consent in Clinical Research
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Published - 14.Jun.2016

    Do you consider participating in a clinical study? You have talked about it with people whose opinion matters to you. You have clarified your decision to your family and friends. But do you know whether or not this is really the right thing to do? Are you familiar with all the details about the goal of the study? Do you have an idea how long it is going to be? Do you know what possible risks and benefits to expect?...MORE >

The Convenience of Mobile Apps in Clinical Trials
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Published - 07.Jun.2016

    Clinical trials can benefit greatly from mobile devices and the array of apps that comes with them. In recent years the adoption of mobile applications in healthcare and the area of research, in particular, is becoming more intensified than it used to be. And soon we might just experience a real explosion in terms of application implementation, so we shouldn’t be surprised when that happens. Such technological boom has already taken place in many other industries, then why should clinical...MORE >

5 Major Ways in Which Mobiles Reshape Clinical Trials
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Published - 01.Jun.2016

  Mobile technology has gained a tremendous role in many different industries. But somehow its deeper presence has yet to be incorporated into clinical trials, as they have lagged a little bit behind. Even though mobile devices have been used as effective instruments that bring a variety of benefits to different areas, to some extent, research companies still remain reserved when it comes to relying on entirely technology-oriented practices. There are concerns related to the legal or regulatory-compliant settings coupled with...MORE >

Good Storage Practice Training: Benefits and Importance
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Published - 17.May.2016
Definition and Purpose of effective Data Management Planning

  Companies that operate within the Pharmaceutical and Pharmacovigilance field and experts involved in the storage of drugs and/or other medicinal products are legally required to be fully aware of the requirements that accompany relevant practices. All professionals engaged in clinical studies of an investigational drug and its efficient preservation are expected to carry out the necessary set of actions and tasks in accordance with Good Storage Practice (GSP) formal guideline. Because of the seriousness of the matter and the importance of well-performed...MORE >

Why Investigator Meetings Are Considered Valuable?
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Published - 25.Apr.2016
Why Investigator Meetings Are Considered Valuable?

Conducting clinical trials could be very challenging nowadays. Planning, organising, defining objectives, employing the right personnel, dealing with contemporary digital methodologies and more. And although technologies are said to facilitate every research process, they change and as they change researchers need to get used to what comes next in the technological world in order to keep everything operating the way they want. But it isn’t just technology. Enough trial participants are hard to find, unexpected costs can easily increase, protocols...MORE >

Report on Best practices in Quality Assurance Management according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations
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Published - 13.Apr.2016

Research professionals may sometimes be short on time and are unable to sign up for a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) training course even if it’s compulsory to them. Other times it’s about the additional and unplanned costs which are out of their pre-set budget. Quite often, then, that urges people to seek alternative ways for learning and gaining industry-related skills. But finding accurate information presented in an adequately synthesized manner may be challenging. We at Astra Nova realize that no...MORE >

What are the key factors for choosing the best training provider in the pharma and clinical research industry?
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Published - 06.Apr.2016

A company is truly alive and functional not only when it has qualified personnel that triggers productivity but when it has returning clients as well. Yet, a company truly survives and grows when it offers satisfying services. Undoubtedly, having smart corporate services transforms into a respected business trademark, acknowledged by customers and partners not simply on a local level but also all around the world. This is the key to success in terms of revenue, practices, goals, and, last but...MORE >

5 Hot Trends in Clinical Research
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Published - 30.Mar.2016
5 Hot Trends in Clinical Research

The clinical research industry we know today is experiencing significant facelift. That’s not just something natural but also something that has long been expected, taking into consideration the fact that clients’ needs, researchers’ demands, as well as the methodologies, tools, systems and techniques used are also undergoing major changes. New trends are emerging along the way. Boundaries are falling down and more trial procedures are conducted in countries such as Israel, India, Mexico, South Korea, China and others. On top...MORE >

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