By Tim Brewer, Yourway
As the clinical trial landscape becomes increasingly complex, the needs of trials sponsors with respect to ancillary clinical suppliers also become more intricate. Many more types of supplies, including medical equipment and diagnostic tests, are needed for the longer, more geographically dispersed, and often virtual trials required to support modern clinical research. The careful coordination of provision of these supplies along with investigational and comparator drugs has become both more nuanced and more critical. Only a truly integrated clinical trial provider can ensure on-time delivery of all clinical trial materials and supplies throughout these complex trials at an acceptable cost.