Contract Research Organizations, An Industry Analysis
U.S. pharmaceutical companies outsource research activities to contract research organizations (CROs) to increase their profit margins and better position themselves in the rapidly-changing healthcare environment. In this article, the authors explore the evolution of the CRO industry in the United States and worldwide, and discuss the benefits and pitfalls of CRO globalization in recent years.
Electronic Document Systems: Know Your Numbers
While great strides have been made to transition some areas of clinical trials from hard copy to electronic form, onsite regulatory document management is one facet that remains electronic-naive. Introducing a remote-access, web-based system drives cost savings for sites conducting research while improving protocol compliance. From International Clinical Trials, May 2012.