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Xtalks Webinars

October 15, 2015 06:30 ET

The Prescription for an Efficient Infectious Disease Clinical Trial: Rich Science & Seamless Operations

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 15, 2015) - On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Xtalks will host a webinar covering new technologies and study management strategies for both viral and bacteriological disease trials. The one-hour complimentary presentation will be given by industry experts Chris Petropoulos, CSO of Monogram Biosciences and Vice President of Laboratory Corporation of America, and Pritty Patel, Global Director of Microbiology, Vaccines and Novel Immunotherapies at Covance Laboratories.

This is a golden age for infectious disease clinical trials. Novel technologies give us a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease states, and the body's responses to them. Increased access to a wider global patient population and new tools to visualize large data sets enable new insights into how diseases spread. And yet, the core problems in running a clinical trial remain: how to balance the use of novel technologies with maintaining strict operational control of the trial, while managing overall costs.

Chris Petropoulos will address the following points:

  • Sequencing and phenotyping: two different yet complementary methodologies for measuring drug resistance (to include section on NGS)
  • Our HIV and HCV assays and capabilities: from pre-clinical support to Phase IV
  • Looking to support new viral targets/efforts of interest

Pritty Patel will discuss:

  • The application of new technologies such as MALDI-TOF and multiplex PCR to modern infectious disease trials
  • Balancing custom requirements with off the shelf solutions for an optimized clinical trial design

To register or learn more about this complimentary event visit: The Prescription for an Efficient Infectious Disease Clinical Trial

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