Most of the companies are spending a significant amount of cost and manpower to manage clinical trial activities as database building, monitoring and management of data using a variety of EDC systems as Inform, Rave, Oracle Clinical Remote Data Capture, Veracity, etc. Many software, web-based applications, and cloud source management tools are being used in […]

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Many people with rare diseases struggle to find the right diagnosis and right treatment for years. The lack of awareness about these conditions make it much harder for them to get the right treatment. Rare Disease Day is all about raising awareness for rare diseases. And, this year, you can join these efforts too. The […]

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In recent years there is a huge leap of pharma industry towards rare diseases and orphan drug developments due to the great support from regulatory authorities such as faster approval timelines, supportive regulatory frameworks, financial incentives, and many more. Currently, large pharmaceutical companies are extremely active in the orphan drugs market. Novartis, GSK, Roche, and […]

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In a way to support and encourage pharma companies to work upon developing drugs or medical devices in rare disease, several country regulatory agencies are coming up with various benefits such as faster approvals, fee concessions and financial benefits etc. These countries include the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, South Korea and most recently, India. Incentives […]

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Financial benefits, faster approvals, and less stringent clinical data requirements are some important benefits that regulatory agencies across the world offer as incentives for the development of orphan drugs for rare diseases. These countries include the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, and most recently, India. These incentives have been so supportive and convincingly […]

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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 relate to a […]

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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 pharma industries. 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 team […]

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Increased outsourcing is seen in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, with 85 percent of the clinical segment. The global CRO market was estimated at $31.6 billion in 2018 and was expected to reach $45.2 billion by 2022, according to a report. What is a CRO? Contract research organizations (CRO) are the companies that provide support to […]

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Over a few years, the rate of drug development in rare diseases is increasing, particularly in those countries where the regulators are offering various incentives for drug development in rare diseases. Over the past five years, one-third of the approved drugs were to treat rare diseases. The huge leap of pharma industry into the rare […]

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