A Look Back at Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe
Jan 10, 2017
By Danilo Pavlovic
As both a conference attendee and ArisGlobal representative in our booth on the show floor at the recent Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe, I had plenty of opportunity to sit in on sessions, talk to industry colleagues and meet with attendees. From show-floor chat on the societal impact Brexit and U.S. President-elect Trump will have, to sessions on how patient centricity and wearables are changing trials for the better, these and other topics were addressed over our two days together, and will undoubtedly have some varying impact on life sciences over the coming years.
However, as it relates to an organization’s technology infrastructure, three core questions continue to bring visitors to the ArisGlobal booth at any show we attend. How can I better manage increased trial complexity? How can I accelerate trial timelines? How can ArisGlobal’s eClinical solutions meet my company’s specific business needs?
For small-to-midsize contract research organizations (CROs)
Our Agile CRO Partner Program and its “Pay-As-You-Grow” pricing plan sparked a lot of interest. This partner program is designed specifically to provide small-to-midsize CROs a low cost of entry to compete effectively for outsourcing opportunities. One real-world example I’ll quickly share is Syngene International Limited, who leveraged this plan to move away an elementary paper-based solution to agCapture, our electronic data capture software (EDC).
As this CRO explained, “Flexibility and pricing were both very important factors. This was one of the key reasons why the bigger companies were not considered. Bigger software firms would never customize to our requirements.” Read the full Syngene story here.
For the pharmaceutical companies and larger CROs
The ability to plan, track and control all tasks and activities related to their ongoing clinical trials was the prominent challenge that got us involved in some great conversations. Tired of CTMS solutions that have fallen short on meeting their needs, these sponsors were genuinely interested to learn more about agClinical’s ability to provide centralized, end-to-end management of trial activity. That, and the fact that agClinical comes with an integrated eTMF and pre-built connectors to third-party systems, such as EDC, were among the clinical trial management software capabilities and features that definitely got their attention.
Ultimately, each company we talk to – whether at our booth on an exhibit floor or over the phone – has common but slightly unique needs and requirements that need to be resolved. For me and others at ArisGlobal, each opportunity to collaboratively work with a customer to successfully meet their challenges brings a level of deep professional satisfaction that is hard to surpass