Medical knowledge is a crucial element in clinical trials

Drug development never stops; new molecules are clinically tested and currently available medicines on the market are constantly re-evaluated for new indications. Clinical testing of medical devices, as well as cell and gene therapies also occupy a substantial portion of clinical trials. All this means that the need for knowledge and expertise in Medical Affairs […]

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Ensuring patient safety in clinical trials requires team effort

The development of new drugs and treatments is a long and complex process where clinical trials play a crucial role. Ensuring and maintaining the rights, wellbeing and safety of patients during clinical trial conduct is the number one priority for all parties involved. Pharmacovigilance is an essential part of the drug development process and patient […]

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The expanding landscape of Immuno-Oncology – benefits and challenges

I am sure we all have been or will be touched by cancer at some level, at some point in our lives. Perhaps we have had a relative, a friend or a colleague, whose life has been affected by cancer – an incurable and devastating disease that has no mercy on anyone. Despite a substantial […]

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Rescuing a clinical study that has lost one or more of its wheels

An over 30-year long career within clinical research and development from both big pharma and international CROs has taught me that many clinical trials suffer from delays. An estimated 85% of all clinical trials will experience delays, with 94% being delayed by over a month.1 Thus, the financial impact can be significant, e.g. the long-term profitability […]

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The best way to empower girls is through education

Every year on the 11th of October, the International Day of the Girl is celebrated around the world. Today, girls are more powerful than ever before. We see young female leaders entering different sectors of society and can witness many highly recognized and respected global movements led by strong and smart young ladies. Despite these […]

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Virtual clinical trials in the aftermath of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic shocked us when we least expected it and impacted our lives in a way that we could never imagine. Technology-wise, it will be remembered as one of the key drivers of digital transformation throughout the history of mankind. The possibility of reducing traditional face-to-face interactions in clinical trials was heavily debated when […]

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My Journey to Crown

I started working at Crown in September 2019, right after finishing my graduate studies in Translational Medicine at the University of Helsinki. For me, it was really a dream come true to get a fulltime job in the industry of my interest right out of the gates! In this blog, I aim to give a […]

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Collaboration is the keyword of the moment in Coronavirus research

An elderly lady sits in her small room in a nursing home. At the age of 95, she has seen everything. But never before anything like this. Corona is everywhere. She is very conscious. But at the same time, it’s impossible for her to understand that there is no one to tell her why an […]

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Performing clinical trials and research in Sweden

It is often stated that we must make it more attractive to perform clinical trials and research in Sweden. This is a valid statement and ambition. However, several main actors within the global pharmaceutical industry see Sweden as an attractive country for clinical research with a good reputation: the industry readily cooperates with clinics and […]

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Benefits of performing clinical trials in Lithuania

Time flies. This year marks the 17th anniversary of my career in the CRO business, and my 11th anniversary at Crown CRO. I started at Crown in March 2007, and in September the same year I was appointed Clinical Research Manager and Head of the Lithuanian office. In addition, I have been involved in developing […]

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How did we become a full-service CRO?

A few days ago, I asked our Chief Commercial Officer what was behind the company’s decision a couple of years ago to invest in Data Management and Pharmacovigilance. Päivi was quiet for a while, like she quite often is before answering. “We saw the financial potential,” she then said in her laconic way. Retrospectively, it […]

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It’s a Privilege to Work in Finland

Advanced legislation, high degree of digitalization and Finns with high level of commitment are the key benefits of Finland in clinical research.

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