Dermatology clinical trials present many challenges to researchers over clinical trials in other therapeutic areas. These include finding perfect clinical trial sites, patient recruitment, patient retention, etc. These challenges are more prominent in rare skin diseases. Dermatology is the branch of medicine which deals with the skin. Dermatologists diagnose diseases related to skin, hair, nails, […]

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The number of clinical trials in rare diseases is growing drastically from the last ten years to more than 500 compared to a few hundred clinical trials. Currently, more than 400 orphan designated drugs are commercially available, and around 1000 drugs are undergoing clinical trials. But still, the clinical trials in rare diseases present many […]

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For the approximately 7,000 known rare diseases, less than 10% of diseases have an FDA-approved treatment available. Due to a small number of patients, limited understanding of the variability and progression of the diseases, developing a drug or treatment for rare diseases is often challenging. As the disease is rare, finding sites to conduct clinical […]

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Regulatory agencies of various countries are providing benefits & regulatory incentives for orphan drugs such as faster approvals, fee concessions, and financial benefits, and many more. These incentives are to support and encourage pharma companies to work upon developing orphan drugs or medical devices for rare diseases. The countries that provide regulatory incentives include the […]

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Orphan drug designation for rare disease qualifies the sponsor of the drug for various development incentives of the ODA, including tax credits for qualified clinical testing, so let’s know more about Orphan drug designation Worldwide orphan drug sales are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% from 2019 to 2024, which is approximately double […]

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Many regulatory agencies across the world are offering incentives for the development of orphan drugs for rare diseases. These incentives include financial benefits, faster approvals, less stringent clinical data requirements, and many more. The countries that are offering the regulatory incentives for orphan drugs include the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, and most […]

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Clinical supply chain teams manage some typical challenges almost every day of their work in handling clinical trial logistics for local or global clinical trials. These include those related to regulatory compliance, temperature control (or, excursions), labeling, actual shipment, or last-mile delivery. These challenges are often compounded multi-fold when clinical trials are related to a […]

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Learning about global regulatory requirements and understanding the pathway for approval can help clinical development teams take their global strategy in the right direction. Sharing expertise from regulatory experts for those who need it. (This article was originally published on LinkedIn). It’s no news that we are now living in an era with a tremendous surge […]

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Rare diseases are rapidly becoming a high priority therapeutic area for our industry. This is needed, especially when fewer than 5% of approx 7,000 rare diseases have drug therapies available, and many of these provide limited benefit. There is also a business case to this, due to a supportive reimbursement environment, particularly in the US. […]

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Rare disease drug development is gaining interest in the pharma industry. Large pharmaceutical companies have been working for many years, and now startups, small and mid-range pharma companies are also gaining traction in rare diseases drug development.  Developing medicines or drug products in rare diseases is always challenging for both the scientific and clinical development […]

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