Globally many consider herbs and botanicals to be natural and therefore healthier and gentler than conventional drugs. Currently, 30% of prescription drugs are herbal and botanical drugs. Herbals and botanicals are used for the treatment and improvement of health and well-being. Many countries use herbal and botanical drugs traditionally for many years to generations. The […]

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After huge changes in the regulatory system, Japan has become the largest market for clinical trials in the Asia-Pacific region for both local and global studies and is now a country of choice in clinical development maps. Previously regulatory lag was a huge hurdle for global drug developers. One good example of such lags is […]

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Most errors and technical failures in clinical trials arise due to the improper selection of clinical trial designs. The clinical trial design selection will have a strong impact on the cost and time associated with clinical trials. The expected outcomes shall be thought and carefully addressed while designing a clinical trial. The selection of clinical […]

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Getting the study drug at the right time is challenging for any clinical trial, and this is more prominent with multi-regional clinical trials. To have the IMPs and ancillaries at the clinical trial sites in time, the sponsors need to have the right people, processes, facilities, and technology in place. Generally, the sites require three […]

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Japan is one of the world’s leading markets for cosmetic and personal care products. The experts expect the beauty and personal care products market to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% for the next five years. Along with this, Cosmetics shipments within Japan generates a market value of around 2.7 trillion Japanese yen.  Top reasons […]

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The conduct of clinical trials is a demanding process. This requires not only the hiring of resources to perform various activities but also the material to support to actually execute different activities and processes. Some of these materials can be investigational products. But, a vast number of products could be non-investigational products required for the […]

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In the last few decades, there is a growing appreciation for nutraceuticals and dietary supplements’ role in Japan to prevent health risks and improve health quality. The Japanese nutraceutical industry, such as dietary supplements and functional foods, grew at an average of 15 percent per year. In 2019, Japan’s health-related food market was the third-largest […]

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Do you know, according to clinicaltrials.gov, a total of 354,130 clinical trials were registered worldwide with 71,256 ongoing clinical trials as recorded on Oct-2020? The number of clinical trials is increasing year by year from 56.16k in 2017 to 60.69k in 2018. In the USA, more than 2.3+ million people participate in approximately 80,000+ clinical […]

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The US FDA recommends efficient clinical trial design strategies such as basket designs, and umbrella designs to expedite the development of oncology drugs and biologics. FDA also provides guidance and advice to sponsors of drugs and biologics for cancer treatment regarding the design and conduct of clinical trials, other than first-in-human (FIH) trials. In contrast […]

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Drug development is a lengthy, complex, and costly process, entrenched with a high degree of uncertainty that a drug will actually succeed and reach the market successfully. Drug development is the process of bringing a new pharmaceutical drug or a medical device or a treatment procedure to the market. Many developers often lack a clear […]

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