Clinical Trials Archive

How Technology Is Speeding up the Drug Development Process

On average, it takes up to 10 years and $2.6 billion to bring a new drug to market, according to data collected by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. This includes both the drugs that successfully make it to market — about 12 percent — and those that fail at some point

Genomic Personalized Medicine

Diagnostics and prognoses are done based on set standards in Medicine. These standards include symptoms. Any two persons sharing similar symptoms can carry the same kinds of diseases or afflicted with the same disorders. But a question always looms when diagnostics (or prognoses) fail – the two persons share similar symptoms and have been given

George Clinical harnessing innovation to improve patient retention in clinical trials

George Clinical’s parent organisation, The George Institute for Global Health and its TEXTCARE application, has been named a top 10 finalist in this year’s Google Impact Challenge. With a top prize of AUD $750,000, The George Institute has the opportunity to use its proven text messaging platform to tackle chronic disease on a global scale.

Clinical Trials on tissues of human heart now possible in UK

A UK based new start-up is developing a unique method for testing out the impact of drugs on the cardio-vascular system without resorting to animal testing or through clinical trials of an early-stage human. The company we are talking about is Inocardia, a spin-out from the University of Coventry. Having attracted sufficient funding from the

Clinical Research: Ethical or Unethical?

Everybody believes that informed consent makes clinical research ethical. However, informed consent is neither necessary nor sufficient for ethical clinical research. Drawing on the basic philosophies underlying major codes, declarations, and other documents relevant to research with human subjects, The aspects which make Clinical Research Ethical: Value: enhancements of health or knowledge must be derived