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Clinical Trials State of the Industry Report 2019


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Clinical trials are at an interesting point in 2019. Technology such as wearables and AI offers huge potential if the many challenges can be overcome, whilst the promise of virtual trials provides its own set of operational obstacles. Increasingly complex partnerships and outsourcing strategies mean vendor oversight is more important than ever and of course patient recruitment and engagement will always remain central to every study.

In May 2019 we surveyed clinical trials professionals from pharma, CROs, sites, service providers, consultancies, academia and patient groups around the world. This final report based on 214 responses reveals unique insights into the state of the industry today – the toughest challenges and biggest areas for potential.

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