Category: Blog Articles


Dermatology Detectives: How the Right Principal Investigator can Increase Patient Trust and Compliance

The principal investigator (PI) plays an important role in a clinical trial, regardless of therapeutic area. When conducting complex dermatology clinical trials with difficult to treat, rare, or complicated skin conditions, the study’s success or failure can often hinge on the relationship between the PI and patients. In these challenging …

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How to Minimize Subjectivity in Dermatology – Part 1: Principal Investigators & Clinical Staff

The success of any clinical trial depends on unbiased data. However, the subjective nature of many dermatology assessments makes unbiased data harder to come by. Inconsistent reports based on subjective findings can skew data, which may obscure the true effects of treatment. In-depth training of investigators and staff helps minimize …

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Is Your Clinical Trial in Need of a Rescue?

A 2018 study out of MIT Sloan School of Management showed only 13.8% of drug development programs lead to FDA approval. That’s an improvement from previous estimates, which hovered at around 10%, but still an alarmingly high failure rate. In today’s competitive market, reducing failure rate is one sure way …

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Cosmeceuticals: How to Navigate the Legal and Regulatory Hurdles of a Growing Market

The cosmeceuticals market continues its steady climb upward—a rise in disposable income plays a role, as well as the introduction of new ingredients that promise anti-aging, photoprotective, redness-reducing, and other skincare enhancing benefits. Are those claims clinically proven? Product manufacturers should know what constitutes a legitimately clinically proven cosmeceutical, as …

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What is the Skin Microbiome?

A current Dove soap ad asks, “Is your body wash microbiome gentle?” Do you need microbiome gentle soap? And what is your skin microbiome anyway? We’ll answer these questions one at a time. The microbiome explained The microbiome refers to the genetic material of all the microbes— bacteria, fungi, viruses …

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Challenges in Dermatology Device Clinical Trials (and How to Overcome Them)

Rising concerns about aesthetics has led to increased demand for hair- and skincare procedures. In addition, rates of skin disorders such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, and skin lesions have increased, primarily due to “irregular lifestyle and food habits,” according to a Grand View Research report. The rise in skin disease …

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The Current Standing of Research on Stem Cell Therapies for Wound Healing

Wound healing is a complicated and dynamic process that includes multiple overlapping phases. Adequate wound healing is crucial to avoid risk of infections, prolonged hospitalization, and poorquality of life. Despite advances in wound care, chronic wounds heal slowly, if at all. Current treatment involves long hospital stays and long-term care. …

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Post-Brexit Implications for the Pharmaceuticals Industry

On June 23, 2016, United Kingdom (UK) voters decided to leave the European Union (EU) in the closely fought Brexit (British+Exit) referendum. Although a withdrawal deal, if there is one, remains in flux, the March 29, 2019, exit date remains intact. The EU’s unraveling stands to impact the global economy, …

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Press Release: Leading Global CRO Hires Dr. Kurt R. Gehlsen as VP, Chief Scientific Officer

Celebrated Industry Veteran to Lead Scientific, Medical, and Regulatory Affairs at Biorasi Miami, FL, Jan 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Miami, FL, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biorasi, a leading global full-service CRO, is proud to announce the appointment of longtime board member Dr. Kurt R. Gehlsen …

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What Are The Advantages of Virtual Trials?

In this blog post, we will try to understand Virtual Clinical Trial. As technology continues to become better and more integrated into the clinical development industry we are seeing increasing interest in trials that don’t require sites. Instead, many sponsors are beginning to plan trials where all patient data is …

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Introducing Biorasi’s Center of Excellence: Dermatology

Biorasi has a solid track record of experience in dermatology, and our goal for this year is to share all corners of our knowledge on the topic while highlighting a few of our subject matter and operations experts. Over the next few months, we will be diving into dermatology, covering …

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Rare Disease Awareness

Commonalities of Rare Diseases

Collectively, rare diseases affect a huge number of people: about 25 million in the US and 400 million globally. To qualify as a rare disease per the US standard, fewer than 200,000 Americans must be affected by the condition, or per the EU standard, fewer than 1 in 2000 Europeans …

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