In November, clinical trial platform developer Medable raised $91 million in private funding, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that touched off huge demand among pharmaceutical companies looking to initiate “siteless” or virtual clinical trials. Science 37, a contract research organization that specializes in virtual clinical trials, raised $40 million in 2020 and penned deals with the likes of Signant Health to offer virtual trials.

Those are just a few examples of companies stepping up to facilitate decentralized clinical trials. These trials can offer several advantages for pharmaceutical companies, including the ability to recruit patients who can’t travel to physical sites to participate in research, become more cost-efficient and enable the enhanced use of telehealth in clinical trials.

We’ll explore the role of CROs in siteless trials and the opportunities and challenges for CROs to expand their capabilities in this burgeoning area.

Topics include:

  • Best practices for choosing and providing user-friendly equipment that patients in clinical trials will need to participate in virtual trials.
  • Overcoming operational challenges that can arise when patients participate in virtual trials, for example by using hybrid models that incorporate in-home visits from nurses and other clinicians.
  • How to work with patients to ensure the security of data that’s transferred from wearables and other equipment used in their homes to clinical trial investigators.

Featured Speaker

Nicole Gray

Director, Strategic Supply Solutions
Catalent Clinical Supply Services

Nicole Gray is currently Director, Strategic Supply Solutions for Catalent Clinical Supply Services, responsible for developing the Direct to Patient business and other new strategic service offerings.  She has been in the Pharmaceutical industry for 18 years and has held multiple roles in clinical supplies project management.  Prior to moving to her current role in August 2018, Nicole spent 6 years as the Director of Project Management for the Catalent Philadelphia site, responsible for a team of 45 Project Coordinators, Project Managers, and Sr. Project Managers.  Prior to moving to Catalent Philadelphia, Nicole was responsible for the Mt. Laurel and Allendale Project Management teams (previously Aptuit).

Prior to joining Catalent, Nicole held various project management, communications and marketing coordination roles at Omnicare Clinical Research, GE Financial Assurance, and the United States House of Representatives. 

Nicole is an active member of the Global Clinical Supplies Group (GCSG) and is currently the Board Secretary.

Date:  Monday, July 26, 2021
Time:  11am ET / 8am PT
Duration:  1 Hour

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