ALS Platform Trial Case Study

How did this first-of-its-kind platform trial tackle the challenges of ALS’s debilitating disease progression? When a leading ALS research hospital and a nationwide network of clinical research centers wanted to speed the development of an effective treatment for people living with Lou Gehrig’s disease, they designed a platform trial that would test multiple investigative products […]

Effective Data Analysis for Nontraditional Study Designs

Dr. D.J. Tang, senior vice president of data services at Firma Clinical Research, provides insights on effective data analysis for nontraditional study designs in this article for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals The article discusses the differences between traditional study designs (including those listed in ICH E9 from the International Council for Harmonization and […]

Global Clinical Trials and In-Home Visits: Preventing Common Pitfalls

Why there has been an increase in at-home visits for global studies and how to sidestep some of the biggest challenges. Firma’s director of clinical operations Nikki Skirvin was recently interviewed by Outsourcing Pharma where she discussed everything from the pandemic and protocol compliance to study team advice for global clinical trials with a home trial visit […]

6 Common Questions Clinical Research Teams Have About Home Trial Services

What do sites and study teams really want to know about using remote, in-home visits as part of their clinical trial protocols? Home trial services have been utilized by innovative sites for years as a way to access difficult-to-reach subjects, increase recruitment, improve patient satisfaction and retention, and essentially to do more even when pinched […]

Multi-national studies call for informed approach

Nikki Skirvin was interviewed by Jenni Spinner about multi-national studies in an article for Outsourcing Pharma earlier this year. SUMMARY: Any clinical trial is a complex operation; when that study is run across multiple sites in several countries, the complexity grows significantly. Nikki Skirvin, director of clinical operations for Firma Clinical Research, explains some of the […]