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Three focus areas to accelerate breakthrough drugs to market

09:00 EDT 11 Oct 2019 | Pharmafile
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The pace of R&D innovation is getting treatments to patients faster, but it is also putting pressure on clinical operations teams. There are now more complexities in running trials and organizations have a greater need for improved trial efficiency.

The number of clinical trials taking place each year continues to rise. In fact, in 2018, the FDA approved a record-breaking 59 drugs[i]. Volumes are increasing, in part, due to the shift towards precision medicine. And the impact these drugs are having on patient lives is significant. For example, it was recently announced that NHS patients with lymphoma are being given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprograms their immune system to fight cancer.[ii]

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