Rare disease drug development is a rapidly expanding field with growing pressure for getting more orphan drug approved to treat rare diseases. There is a vast consensus among patients, health care bodies, governments etc. to expedite drug development in this field. Some wonderful numbers that attest to growing interest in rare diseases and orphan drugs […]

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Case record form (CRF) is a wonderful and necessary tool used in clinical trials to collect data from each participating patient. CRF (also, referred as case report form) have historically been on paper (unlike electronic ones these days). Traditionally, something like carbon copy paper have been used, such that one sheet can be added to […]

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Approximately one third of people with Psoriasis report being diagnosed before age 20. The prevalence of the disease in childhood and adolescence ranges between 0.5% and 2%. According to the World Psoriasis Day consortium 125 million people worldwide have Psoriasis. Psoriasis affects about 6.7 million Americans and is estimated to affect 2–4% of the population […]

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Singapore is considered as the R&D pioneer in Asia with highly qualified clinicians, a solid and advanced infrastructure, cutting-edge technology, commitment by the government to become one of the preferred clinical research destinations worldwide. Singapore is central to the region (South East Asia) and hub of the life sciences industry, acting as a pacesetter to […]

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Pancreatitis, inflammation of pancreas, is the leading cause of GI related hospitalizations in USA and many other countries, with a medical condition requiring emergent care. The yearly incidence of Acute Pancreatitis in the United States and western countries is approximately 70-80 new cases per 100,000 population and has increased over the last decade. In 2015, […]

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What do you call a country with quality research facilities, efficient ethics and regulatory framework, diverse participant recruitment pool, research tax incentives and flexibility in conducting research? Some call it a dream destination, others Australia! It’s a country that has the world’s best researchers and health professionals, boasts a world-class research infrastructure and high standards of […]

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal cells that build up in the bone marrow and blood that interfere with normal blood cells. It’s sometimes called acute myelocytic, myelogenous or granulocytic leukaemia. [1] Causes of AML The causes of AML remain […]

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Vietnam, known for its tourism destination, now is also a destination for clinical trials and research. With a sizeable population of 85 million, Vietnam provides a vast pool of participants, healthcare professionals and strong doctor – patient relationships, which result in a greater retention rate. [1] Clinical Trials in Vietnam Since last few years, Vietnam […]

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A country with large pool of patients, highly skilled Investigators and supportive regulations to promote clinical research is a desired destination for any organisation to conduct Clinical Trials. India has a lot more to offer besides these advantages, enabling you to enjoy timely completion of trials and cost benefits. (It is estimated that India offers 35 […]

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a fatal disease of the nervous system, characterized by progressive muscle weakness resulting in paralysis. Symptoms include stiff muscles, muscle twitching, and gradually worsening weakness due to muscles decreasing in size. In ALS, moton neurons controlling the voluntary muscles, […]

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