Ramblings

“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

Physician Referral: From Zero to Global Video in less than 3 weeks.

Time to toot our own horn a bit. ICTS has always been known for meeting aggressive study team deadlines but we had a recent experience that truly tested our metal.  A study team for an acute indication needed in-hospital physicians to be able to access a modular instructional video about the research study and, due to the seasonal nature of the acute condition, we only had two weeks to get the video up on a secure, high resolution web server.  This is to say that we had two weeks fr...

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  • Published February 11 2015

Enrollment Feasibility Understanding Patient Populations and Motivation

Key opinion leaders (KOLs) have long been contracted for assistance in the development of protocols for clinical trials.  Subscribing to “in-the-field” empirical and anecdotal evidence assists in a more patient friendly research study by taking into account the many lessons learned in the treatment of patients with chronic, acute, infectious, seasonal and terminal illnesses.  The study team responsible for protocol development generally spends months in discussion with thei...

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  • Published November 07 2014

ICTS: We are passionate about clinical research

It occurred to us that we should provide a few little known facts about ICTS and our passion for clinical research.Each member of ICTS management team has first hand insight into clinical trials, each having participated in at least one clinical research study in phases 2-4.We have worked with our own physicians to engage them in clinical research, 3 of which are now heavily involved.  ICTS management has donated time to work at these sites to learn the true nature of study coordinators'...

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  • Published November 07 2014

Orphan Drug Studies and Difficult Patient Populations

Risk AND RewardThe purpose of any recruitment strategy is to accelerate patient randomization by providing efficient solutions. As the industry leader in innovative patient enrollment tactics ICTS is constantly developing new and more efficient strategies. Many of the innovations that we developed were designed to meet the specific needs of difficult protocols and are now considered industry standards.Social media has now reached an effective saturation point as a cultural medium and is beginnin...

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  • Published November 07 2014

Enrollment Feasibility Widget

It's funny how you can develop a new recruitment tool only to discover at a later date the true band width of its value.  Such is the case with the ICTS Patient Interest GatewaySM. Following discussions with a potential client for this tool we discovered that the attitudinal research aspect is a great too to provide a real time snapshot of a potential patient profile.  The information gathered can be quickly and efficiently turned into a usable feasibility assessment and assis...

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  • Published November 07 2014