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May 27, 2015 07:00 ET

How Clinical Supply Teams Can Respond to the Growth in Investigator Initiated Trials, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - The featured speaker, Helen Underwood, Director of Strategic Customer Relationships at Fisher Clinical Services, will provide insight on how clinical supply teams can be better prepared to support the vital and dynamic field of investigator initiated trials in clinical research. The live broadcast takes place on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11am EDT (4pm BST/ GMT +1).

Summer is nearly here for most of us, but the pharmaceutical industry is going back to school.

Over the past several years there has been a surge of activity in clinical trials that are funded by industry but sponsored and conducted by academic investigators. According to information from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the number of investigator initiated trials almost tripled between 2011 and 2014.

Along with this growing body of academic research comes increased pressure for the clinical supply chain. Industry supply professionals must respond to the wave of unique needs presented by these investigators while ensuring drug arrives at clinical sites with the same efficiency as it does for traditional registration trials.

During the webinar, the presenter will help attendees understand the surprising ways these studies impact the supply function. Clinical supply teams working in this evolving facet of the industry face a whole host of new questions. For instance, how much guidance do the investigators and site teams require? Are there ways to manage supplies more effectively so both types of trials benefit equally? How will the team respond if the investigator adds clinical sites in new regions or countries? What are the best ways to control costs when prices for comparator medications are escalating rapidly?

Ms. Underwood will draw from direct experience providing clinical supply strategies for investigator initiated trials and an extensive analysis of the study protocols. As the world's largest company dedicated to clinical supplies, Fisher Clinical Services is uniquely placed to understand this trend and forecast its implications for clinical teams.


  • Understand how investigator initiated trials are changing the R&D landscape for clinical supply teams
  • Develop supply strategies for integrating the demand of these trials with traditional registration studies
  • Become a more effective supply chain leader who can advise clinical management on effective solutions for investigator initiated trials

To learn more about this event visit: How Clinical Supply Teams can Respond to the Growth in Investigator Initiated Trials

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