Patient Recruitment Challenges in Dermatology Clinical Trials

2019-06-06T16:56:22+00:00By |

Eczema affects more people in the United States than diabetes (10.1 vs. 9.4 million)1,2. More than 8 million Americans have psoriasis.3 Considering how common some skin conditions are, one would assume sponsors would have no trouble finding clinical trial participants. Not necessarily. Although many dermatological conditions affect millions of people, dermatology clinical [...]

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

2019-06-06T17:16:00+00:00By |

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 dermatology indications, [...]

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

2019-06-06T17:07:31+00:00By |

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 subjectivity, but [...]

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

2019-06-06T17:05:08+00:00By |

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 well as [...]

What is the Skin Microbiome?

2019-06-06T17:05:38+00:00By |

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 and protozoa—that [...]

Dermatology Expertise Helps Biorasi Recruit In Challenging Conditions

2019-01-17T14:47:50+00:00By |

Dermatology Expertise Helps Biorasi Recruit In Challenging Conditions Intelligent Processes Overcome Enrollment Barriers The Challenge:Patient compliance was a serious concern, particularly regarding the reduction of sun exposure. Running a dermatology trial, especially in the middle of summer, can greatly affect patient compliance and the resulting, potential flare-ups in any dermatological condition. Download [...]

An Innovative Approach to Solve an RLD Shortage

2019-01-17T14:52:23+00:00By |

An Innovative Approach to Solve an RLD Shortage Intelligent Project Management to the Rescue of a Scabies Generic Trial The Challenge:Limited or no availability of the Reference Listed Drug (RLD) for a generic dermatology trial can seriously hinder the feasibility of a study. This was exactly the case in a pivotal, clinical [...]

Skin So Simple: Myth Busted

2019-01-09T13:10:03+00:00By |

Clinical research in dermatology has a reputation for being simple and easy to conduct compared to other therapeutic areas. Developing therapies for the largest organ in the human body is not an easy task. For starters, dermatological conditions represent one of the most common health problems in the United States with an [...]

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