Rare Disease Day: Understanding the power of diagnosis and connection

Rare Disease Day, typically observed on February 28th, will be celebrated this year on February 29th! Rare Disease Day is an awareness holiday intended to generate change for the 300 million people who are diagnosed with a rare disease worldwide, as well as their families and caregivers.

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How to evaluate ePRO vendors for your clinical trial

Electronic patient-reported outcomes (often abbreviated to ePRO) are tools intended to collect patient data in clinical trials through methods such as diaries, phone apps, tablets, and other devices. These tools are useful for streamlining the work required by site staff and also create a more patient-centric environment in clinical trials.

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Live from SCOPE 2024: Talk of the Towne featuring Rare Patient Voice

We’re here with Antidote’s tenth installment of Talk of the Towne, and it’s a very special one! We recently attended SCOPE 2024, where we met up with our partners at Rare Patient Voice and recorded our first Talk of the Towne episode live and in person.

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Joining a clinical trial: Helpful hints for discussions with loved ones

Individuals living with an illness are likely well-versed in the art of discussing difficult topics with their family and friends. However, for those who are considering taking part in a clinical trial, there may be extra questions to consider when sharing their intent to enroll.

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Researcher’s Perspectives: How a personal connection created a career in clinical trials

Behind every new treatment is the incredible team of doctors, researchers, patients, and clinical trial specialists who worked on the research that made it possible. Because every therapy must be rigorously tested through clinical trials before it can be approved, the process from creation to entering the market can be an arduous one — but it’s one that makes medical breakthroughs possible.

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5 factors that drive up clinical trial recruitment costs

While effectively recruiting patients is a necessary part of every study, it can also incur significant costs. Patient recruitment is one of the largest budget categories in a clinical trial, but often, this is due to ineffective outreach methods and expensive screen failures that contribute to excessive spending.

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Treatment options for corneal epithelial defects

In the human eye, the cornea's function is to refract light onto the lens and retina to maintain vision function — but this role is dependent on the corneal epithelium’s ability to renew itself continually. The corneal epithelium provides a barrier to protect the interior of the cornea from damage, but when it becomes injured, this function becomes impaired.

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Maintaining patient centricity in clinical trial patient recruitment

A common problem in the clinical trial industry is finding enough interested individuals to take part in a study. However, keeping patients at the center of clinical trial marketing is one of the most effective ways to address this issue. Having a deep understanding of the patient experience and considering what patients want and need from research (otherwise known as a patient-centric approach) ...

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7 tips for choosing ePRO vendors

Making use of electronic patient-reported outcomes (otherwise known as ePRO) can provide a streamlined way to offer a more patient-centric experience and reduce the burden of site staff. Modern ePRO vendors can provide a range of features for clinical trial participants, communicate seamlessly with Interactive Web Response Systems, and provide support services throughout the trial.

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We hope to see you at SCOPE 2024

We’re excited to share that we’ll be in attendance for the 15th annual SCOPE conference! The conference takes place in Orlando, Florida from February 11th to 14th, and will bring together some of the top companies in the clinical ops industry today.

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