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Pharma Leans On Private Equity To Fund Clinical Trials

In a time in which research and development costs are at an all-time high, The Wall Street Journal just shared how pharmaceutical companies are starting to look for outside help to fund trials: everything from phase II all the way through the commercial phase. Partnering with private equity firms, such as NovaQuest and Avillion, is […]

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Happy May Day! Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From April 2017

Happy May Day! Now that May is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in April – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. My Colleagues […]

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GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO Sums Up Today’s Pharma Landscape

When discussing the impact the United States’ new administration may have on pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline’s Andrew Witty may have said it best: “I’ve had 30 years in this industry, and there’s never been a dull year. And there’s never been a year where it hasn’t felt challenging and interesting. And I suspect the next 30 years won’t be […]

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How Pharma Executives View Drug Pricing

The cost and affordability of drugs has been a central theme permeating the pharmaceutical industry for decades. Drugs are believed to be too expensive for patients to cover at the counter, even for those who are insured. The sentiment shared is by both Republicans and Democrats. The high cost of drugs can have significant repercussions, […]

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How Bad Trade Policy Impacts Pharma

The United States is known for massive innovation across sectors, especially in the pharmaceutical arena. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, in 2015 member companies of the advocacy organization invested more than $58 billion in research and development, making the pharmaceutical industry the largest investor in research and development of any sector. […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From March 2017

Now that April is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in March – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Oh My, Where Has The Time Gone? […]

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Troubleshooting Workflows In Siebel Clinical

Recently, one of our Oracle Siebel Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) clients noted that the rollups feature, which collates information from lower levels of the data type hierarchy into a single view (e.g., all site records within a single region or country), was not working properly. Specifically, the fields that indicate the number of subjects […]

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The Case For A Reformed FDA

Life sciences is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. It takes 10 to 15 years and an average of $2.6 billion for a drug to reach pharmacy shelves. Stringent regulations formed by the FDA are major factors for the lengthy timelines and high costs, sometimes preventing people from receiving potentially […]

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How To Fix The Sponsor/CRO-Site/Investigator Relationship

Many moons ago, I wrote the blog post This Is Bad News For Sponsors And CROs, in which I shared how the number of principal investigators interested in running new trials had declined. Another blog post from several several years ago, Wait, You’re Not Using an Investigator Portal?, shared one method of increasing satisfaction among […]

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Final Thoughts On Oracle Industry Connect 2017 (w/Pictures)

The fourth year of Oracle Industry Connect (OIC) was, overall, an absolute success. Several thousand attendees from around the world and a variety of industries met in Orlando to learn about the latest trends in technology and to hear firsthand how companies have been able to streamline and strengthen their businesses with software solutions from […]

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How I Set Up Each Virtual Machine To Support Siebel

I thought it might be helpful to provide instruction on how I set up each virtual machine to support the Oracle Siebel Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) implementation and integration projects I work on. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a clone master for each version of Siebel that I keep offline […]

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Why Pharma Execs Want A More Favorable Tax Climate

The idea of companies moving their businesses to other parts of the world to benefit from lower taxes is not new. Allergan, the maker of Botox® and other drugs, transferred its global headquarters from New Jersey to Ireland in 2013. Medtronic moved its headquarters to Ireland in 2015, once it completed the acquisition of Covidien, […]

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How To Debug Code In Siebel

While Siebel developers have always been encouraged to use non-scripting solutions to implement custom business functionality, almost every Siebel Clinical (CTMS) implementation project that I have worked on has included an integration component, and in almost every instance, it has required some coding with Siebel eScript. But, how do you debug your custom code? For […]

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Fortune’s 6 Best Life Sciences Companies To Work For

Fortune just released their list of the 100 best companies to work for in America. The survey, which was compiled by Great Places to Work, generated feedback from over 230,000 individuals. The data collected and analyzed took into consideration a variety of aspects that have the potential to influence people’s feelings towards their workplace, including […]

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IBM Maximo and FDA 21 CFR Part 11

If you’re in the life sciences industry and are considering IBM Maximo for regulated uses, we’ve got good news: it’s capable of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance! And, if you’re not familiar with 21 CFR Part 11, Perficient has the ultimate guide to help you. Here are the three key areas of the regulation that govern […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From January 2017

Now that February is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in January – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. 4 Ways You Can Improve […]

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[Must-Watch Video] How Trump Wants To Help Pharma

Whether or not we agree with President Trump’s executive orders and policies, on a daily basis, we are getting incredible insight into how he wants to change a number of industries. On Monday, President Trump spoke on reducing regulation and “doing a number” on specific financial rules. Yesterday, he met with executives from the life […]

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This Week: Learn How To Improve The Pharma-Patient Relationship

This Thursday, we kick of our 2017 webinar series on connected health. To refresh your memory, connected health is a strategic service that helps life sciences organizations improve and manage relationships with customer groups, such as patients, clinical sites, general public, external partners, and employees. Regardless of your department or role, there’s an opportunity for […]

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