A unique public-private partnership aims to change the face of Alzheimer’s dementia research by avoiding the duplication of research efforts. Danielle Barron speaks to those involved to find out why this new approach may finally lead to effective treatments for the condition.
As pharmaceutical companies compete to bring new drugs to market, there is an increasing emphasis on the need for patient centricity – to retain patient volunteers and produce quality data. We spoke to Duncan Cantor, Director of Communications, Boehringer Ingelheim, about the importance of patient centricity in clinical trials.
Continuing the recent interview with Henry Doss, ecosystem architect and co-author of ‘The Rainforest Scorecard: A Practical Framework for Growing Innovation Potential', we now look more closely at the elements of engineering a culture of innovation.
Dr Robert Langer was the recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Prize in Engineering, for his groundbreaking research into controlled, targeted drug delivery. eyeforpharma unravels his past achievements, discusses his present research and offers his future vision of medicine.
US President Barack Obama recently pledged $215m for his precision medicine initiative. Danielle Barron discusses the future of precision medicine with InnVentis founder and CEO Thomas Wilckens, and examines the impact this will have on the current R&D environment.
Dr Vivienne van de Walle offers 9 steps pharma companies can take to improve clinical trials based on her own insights and conversations with other investigators, who agree that using eClinical technologies to collect patient data can improve compliance and data quality, and reduce monitoring time.
We report on some of the key debates taking centre stage at the 8th Pharmacovigilance Conference, held recently, including the implications of emerging markets, utilizing new and emerging technologies, risk management strategies, and shifting towards patient-centricity.