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“When it comes to dedication, ICTS is second to none. Our study was in crisis mode. Everything we tried had failed. ICTS developed a novel approach to physician referral that prevented yet another round of adding investigators.”
Project Director, Top 50 Pharmaceutical Company

ICTS Consulting: Dip your toes in before taking the plunge

“Come on in, the water’s just fine” (Coen Brothers) Many of our clients over the years have taken the route of discovery in terms of what they can do to ensure patient recruitment and enrollment without having to tie themselves to a specific recruitment program at the onset of the study. This can be an eye-opening first step for sponsors who trust that their clinical sites have the resources to enroll the study without dedicating resources at study onset. For as long as we ha...

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  • Published October 09

Catching Up

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything in this section. Must do better. Here we go! The Magic Bullet in Patient Recruitment: In more than 23 years of running centralized patient recruitment initiatives my business partners and I have never found the so-called “magic bullet”, one tactic solves all issues, strategy. We’ve seen them advertised but have never seen a single tactic that solves all recruitment issues. Although it’s likely obvious to most, w...

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  • Published October 08

Happy New Year

From all of us at ICTS, we hope you have a joyous and prosperous 2018.

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  • Published January 04

Happy Holidays

From all of us at ICTS, may you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.      

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  • Published December 21 2016

Who Killed the QR Code? Are the Alternatives the Next to Die?

The death of QR codes due to phone manufacturers not adopting the technology and failing to include a QR code reader as part of the phone’s built-in app package has been an ever-present discussion in marketing for some time now. Yes, the QR code has died…and, with all things technology based, once proclaimed as dead it STAYS dead. We were early adopters of placing those abstract-art-looking white and black boxes in all of our patient-facing printed materials for our clients&rsquo...

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  • Published April 19 2016

Using Social Media to Extend the Impact of Other Tactics in Patient Recruitment

We are often asked if social media has a real place in patient recruitment. The simple answer is yes. Social media can be an effective part of your recruitment program, from the legal aspects of getting materials approved to the logistics of organic recruitment in a commercialized internet, executing an effective social media program may take some time and effort on your part. However, when done properly, the results can far outweigh the cost of time and money. As we have said, nothing survives...

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  • Published April 19 2016

Season's Greetings from ICTS

From all of us to all of you.  Be joyous, be healthy and be safe. Tom Sturgis, Ken Wallace and Gregg Sweet

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  • Published December 08 2015

Patient Recruitment Questions Every Clinical Team Should Ask When Planning Their Protocol

Ken Wallace, ICTS VP of Clinical Operations and President of Clinical Trial Marketing communications was recently featured in an article in PharmaPhorum. http://www.pharmaphorum.com/articles/applying-marketing-thinking-to-the-clinical-trial-process

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  • Published March 04 2015

ICTS Featured in CW Weekly

Great News!  CenterWatch has published an article about ICTS in the December 15, 2014 edition of CW Weekly. https://rebelreach.blob.core.windows.net/3884/ICTS_CW-Weekly_12-15-14.pdf

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  • Published January 15 2015

ICTS reaches one year mark for work on the GRADE study

ICTS reaches one year mark for work on the GRADE study.  It has now been just over a year since we began our three year project with the NIH sponsored GRADE study for type 2 diabetes.  What a great bunch of people at the George Washington University Biostatistics Center, the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) of the NIH, the 46 sites across the country from University Medicals Centers and the VA, all of the physicians and coordinators.  Our ...

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  • Published November 12 2014