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ANZ Region – place to extend seasonal clinical trials and rescue studies

The timelines for clinical trials are often disrupted or face challenges that risk their success for various reasons. However, some types of trials rely on seasons, meaning they are racing to meet nature’s own timeline. So, what happens to a study if it doesn’t meet the deadline?

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PharmaSols Partnering with Molecular Templates, Inc.

PharmaSols is delighted to be partnering with Molecular Templates, Inc. (MTEM) on their phase 1b study of MT-5111 in advanced human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-expressing solid tumours across multiple sites in Australia and New Zealand.

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How To Avoid Costly Errors in Ethics and Regulatory Submissions

Ethics and Regulatory applications are a necessary complexity that can determine trial start-up timeframes or, in some cases, throw trial startup timelines immediately off-target if done incorrectly. Selecting who should be responsible for completing this application can also have a significant impact on the continuity of the trial.

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Assured Continuity

Yesterday New Zealand was dealt a new challenge with one suspected case of the new Delta variant in the community. With the New Zealand government’s commitment to eradication of COVID-19 in the community, New Zealand has been placed in a lockdown for to a 7 day period. However we have proven our ability to work through the challenges of running a clinical trial through a pandemic.

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RADIO NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL_Valneva New Study

Exciting for PharmaSols CRO and NZ to be involved in this international COVID-19 vaccine trial.

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What to Look for in a CRO Partner

There are many factors that can lead to the derailment of a clinical trial. Your Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) partner shouldn’t be one of them. Understanding the importance of different regional benefits, individual organisations' responses to the pandemic, and their size can help this critical decision.

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#NewTrialAnnouncement

PharmaSols is delighted to be working with UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. (UNITY) on their latest ophthalmologic study UBX1325-02, across multiple sites in Australia and New Zealand.

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The Key to Increasing Patient Retention in Clinical Trials

There are a lot of reasons a trial can be derailed, with poor patient retention being among one of the biggest struggles. It is natural for some patients to drop out, as study participation is voluntary. However, identifying the common reasons for participant drop out helps sponsors to address these issues to increase the patient retention rate.

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We are Finalists for the Amcham-DHL-Express 'Success and Innovation Awards Exporter of the Year to the USA' $1million to $10million!

The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, the 21st year of these awards celebrating success and innovation for companies doing business with the USA.

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OUTSOURCING-PHARMA.COM _ Australia & New Zealand Appealing to Clinical Researchers: Greenphire

Thanks in part to swift COVID-19 response and relatively low infection rates, more sites and sponsors are looking at the region to locate their studies.

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Misconceptions About Running Clinical Trials Outside the U.S.

Deciding where and who will manage your clinical trial will have a direct impact on its success. This is an important, complex decision, and many factors must be considered.

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Welcome to PharmaSols

Check our video - after months of hard work and planning, we are thrilled to announce our new brand and our new website!

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The Cost of Delaying A Trial

From discovery and development through to market, the life cycle of new medicine is a profoundly complex process, frequently met with obstacles. Research produced by PhRMA found that clinical trials take on average six to seven years to assess safety and efficiency, with the overall probability of success less than 12%.

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Quality Assurance: The Key to Every Successful Clinical Trial

Quality is an essential element that underpins every aspect of a clinical trial. As an industry, we easily understand the benefits of quality monitoring to ensure quality data and clinical trial management. However, we often underestimate or do not understand the broader Quality Assurance (QA) function and how a well-trained team of QA auditors can ensure successful trial outcomes.

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How to Run A Trial During a Pandemic

When the pandemic hit, it was like someone stuck a stick through the wheels of a bike, and we all went toppling over. Everyone had the intention to keep moving, keep peddling forward, but the uncertainty of COVID-19 felt like a heavy burden.

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PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY _ New Zealand: A Promising Destination For Trials in A Post-Covid-19 World?

Unlike the rest of the world, New Zealand’s speedy and decisive response to Covid-19 has successfully enabled the country’s clinical trials to continue largely unscathed. Allie Nawrat talks to key actors in the New Zealand clinical space about how Covid-1.

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Successful Patient Recruitment In a COVID-19 World

Pharmaceutical Solutions (PSL), which is New Zealand and Australia-based, has been geographically fortunate, and our proven strategies have also ensured the continuation and success of our clinical studies.

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STUFF.CO.NZ _ Overseas medical researchers eye up NZ for clinical trials

Overseas medical researchers eye up NZ for clinical trials. Jacquie Palmer, managing director of Pharmaceutical Solutions speaks to Stuff about New Zealand being the ideal destination for clinical trials.

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Rapid Study Startup and High Patient Recruitment for US Biotech Clinical Trial

A US-based biotech company was seeking a CRO who could successfully recruit a large number of elderly patients in New Zealand. A challenge squeezed into a three-month recruitment window.

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NBR _ COVID brings boom in clinical trials [New Business Review]

“It’s quite exciting times for the industry, and how well New Zealand has dealt with Covid has really opened up some opportunities." New Zealand’s Covid-free status is attracting more US biotech and pharmaceutical companies than ever to run clinical trials here.

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BLOOMBERG _ New Zealand's COVID-19 response rated best in the world

New Zealand is the best place in the world to be in the coronavirus era, according to the new Bloomberg Covid resilience ranking.

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BetterLife Pharma chooses Pharmaceutical Solutions CRO for Australia coronavirus trial of AP-003

The company has selected Pharmaceutical Solutions Ltd, which specializes in managing clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand.

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Our Managing Director Jacquie Palmer was recently interviewed by Outsourcing Pharma

Our Managing Director Jacquie Palmer was recently interviewed by Outsourcing Pharma on New Zealand’s growing clinical trials industry and response to Covid-19.

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“I wanted to be part of the solution to Covid-19”: Michele Ashby, Executive Director, US

We’re incredibly proud of our Executive Director of Business Development in the United States, Michele Ashby, who is taking part in a US based COVID-19 vaccine trial. Hear from Michele, her insights as a clinical trial participant.

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Pharmaceutical Solutions: Quality Assurance in Clinical Trials

With international travel restrictions in place, many pharmaceutical/biotech/CRO companies have had to place quality assurance audits for their clinical trials on hold.

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Assured Continuity of Clinical Trials in Australia and New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic

Confidence in the Australian and New Zealand clinical environment has been shown globally with 170 new study start-ups registered on the ANZCTR between April and August 2019

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2020 Finalist - Westpac Business Awards

​Pharmaceutical Solutions is honoured to be selected as a finalist in the Westpac Auckland Business Awards - Excellence in International Trade category.

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Clinical trial continuity in NZ: Optimal Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are considered an essential service by the New Zealand Government and so can continue to operate at all alert levels

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Moving forward, together

After 102 days, New Zealand has recorded its first new cases of community transmission of Covid-19. As of midday on Wednesday 12th Aug, there are only four cases confirmed, all of which are in Auckland.

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STOCKTALK _ Biotechs set to boom with clinical trial floodgates open

A fantastic discussion about Australia’s clinical trial industry. Jacquie Palmer speaks with the heads of ASX-listed Dimerix Limited and Cynata Therapeutics about how Covid-19 has propelled trial methods forward, and the implications of the pandemic on the future of the sector.

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NEWSTALK ZB _ Call for NZ clinical trials after Govt's $37m vaccine spend

Listen to Managing Director Jacquie Palmer discuss New Zealand’s clinical research potential on NewstalkZB this morning. We’re excited to start a valuable discussion about NZ’s capabilities and opportunities in the clinical sector.

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NZ HERALD.CO.NZ _ COVID-19 and New Zealand’s clinical research sector

"In the global race to find a vaccine, we need populations that have had little exposure to Covid-19 and New Zealand can offer a vital link in the global effort to halt the novel coronavirus," said the group's managing director, Jacquie Palmer.”

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MEDICINES NZ _ Clinical trials in NZ worth $1.2 billion

New Zealand has a window of opportunity to increase market share. Chief executive of Medicines NZ, Graeme Jarvis, says there has to be a collaborative effort between the industry, clinical research sector and government to make New Zealand a bigger player on the world stage.

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Medicines NZ report estimates clinical trials worth $1.2b over 5 years

A new report independently commissioned by Medicines New Zealand estimates that since 2013, clinical trials of prescription medicines have contributed at least $1.2 billion to the New Zealand economy and have benefitted the health system and Kiwi patients.

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