An excerpt from a presentation, “Maximizing the Effectiveness of your Partnership with your CRO” by Alita Hassan, MPH, Director of Operations/Feasibilities
Choosing options for partners to ensure project success has never been more critical for the pharmaceutical industry. Since the late ‘90s the pressure to become more efficient and improve profitability has been a key consideration for all outsourcing partners supporting this industry. As we all know, the way our industry has evolved and consolidated has changed the way we conduct clinical trials. Strategic teams managed solely by sponsors have evolved to drive a variety of operational models in the race to efficiency and quality. This trend has given rise to the debate about best practices in outsourcing, from selecting the correct outsourcing partners to managing large global trials with various partners.