WCCT Global, a multi-site full service CRO that is headquartered in Southern California announced today a specialized program to conduct clinical research for sponsors who are engaged in orphan drug development. Aside from the often referenced technical and commercial hurtles which must be overcome before deciding to launch the development program for an orphan indication, the necessity to attain adequate patient recruitment for the safety and efficacy trials in support of the intended orphan indication undoubtedly offers an equal or greater challenge to the innovating sponsor.
Fortunately, WCCT Global’s recently announced, proprietary, “In-Site” patient recruitment method which utilizes multiple levels of advanced digital technologies designed to work, in concert, to facilitate successful patient recruitment is an excellent solution. This cutting edge patient recruitment tool that focuses on identification of desired patients based on the utilization of multiple proprietary patient databases is ideally suited for identification of these sparsely populated patient groups. Therefore, WCCT Global is now able assist sponsors interested in the development of drugs for orphan indications, not only locate patient groups, but actually determine the best sites to conduct the clinical trial, thus, making the orphan disease recruitment process much more efficient for the study site and ultimately, the sponsor of the trial. Furthermore, “In-Site” is an advanced digital advertising process where WCCT Global can create an in-depth psychographic based on the orphan indication and apply specific targeting methods across digital and social media outlets in order to ensure ideally targeted patient access.
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WCCT Global is a multi-site, full-service global contract research organization (CRO) of outsourced early drug development and late phase services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The WCCT Global vision, “With compassion for people, we strive for tomorrow’s therapies to be available today” truly exemplifies the focus and reason for our cutting-edge work both in our clinics and throughout our operations. As a drug development partner, WCCT Global collaborates with domestic and foreign innovator companies who need regulatory, program management, data management and strategic consulting support, with an emphasis on overseeing and executing trials in special disease populations, pediatric populations, ethno-bridging, and cardiac safety. WCCT has extensive experience with healthy volunteer studies including First-in-Human (FIH), as well as specific therapeutic expertise in Allergy, Asthma, HCV, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Renal, and Vaccines.
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