7 factors that impact clinical trial patient recruitment

For patients, joining a clinical trial is a significant decision. Before signing on, it's important to consider everything from how easy it is to get to the site location to whether or not the goals of the trial resonate with you. 

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How a 67% randomization rate led to 3 months saved in a Parkinson’s trial [patient recruitment case study]

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, with symptoms such as tremor, slow movement, stiffness, and loss of balance. Current treatments come with side effects, and there is no cure. This means research is critical to developing new and better treatments for the nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s disease. 

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9 common misconceptions about clinical trial participation

At Antidote, our mission is to connect patients with clinical research opportunities. But one phrase we hear often from patients goes something like this: "Medical research is great, but it's not for me."

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Big news: We’ve closed a $23M funding round to scale our digital patient engagement services

It’s a big day here at Antidote! We’re thrilled to announce the close of a $23.2M funding round, led by LBO France with contributions from existing investors Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Smedvig Capital, and Octopus Ventures. 

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5 reasons why it's so hard to find clinical trial volunteers

Thousands of research studies and clinical trials are carried out every year around the world with the hope of bringing potential treatment options and medical devices to market. However, approximately 80% of clinical trials are delayed or closed because of problems with recruitment. Clinical trials require a careful, meticulous approach to selecting participants, and finding the volunteers who ...

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A conversation with Courtney Wulf about her lupus story

Patients are at the core of clinical research, and in our work, we’re lucky enough to meet advocates and amplify their voices. We were thrilled to have a conversation with Courtney Wulf, a lupus patient and the principal/founder at Premier Patient Advocacy Associates. She spoke to us about the need for a strong support system, how COVID-19 has impacted lupus patients, the connection between lupus ...

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COPD symptoms, risk factors, and workplace accommodations

More than 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and millions more may have it but don’t recognize the symptoms until later stages of the disease. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most prevalent conditions that contribute to the ...

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Three things to look for when hiring clinical trial recruitment companies

To help speed up timelines for clinical trials, sponsors hire recruitment companies to implement a range of outreach methods, including digital advertising and community partnerships, to find the right patients for a study. Most sites and sponsors evaluate proposals from a few different companies before making a selection, but when choosing a company, you should consider each company’s offerings ...

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An app partnership to reach epilepsy patients for an AI study [case study]

For the 3.4 million Americans who live with active epilepsy, there is no cure. The hope is that seizures can be predicted and prevented, and there are many anti-epileptic medications that can assist with this. But, with various options available, it can be difficult to determine which treatment might be best for a patient. Creative approaches are necessary to provide the best outcomes for ...

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Reflections from the Antidote team for Clinical Trials Day

“Clinical Trials Day,” celebrated annually on May 20th, is a day to recognize both the people who conduct clinical trials and those who take part — and to give gratitude for what they do to improve public health.

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