Evolving CRO and Solution Provider Offerings Blur the Clinical Services and Technology Landscape

Archived Published: 03 March 2010 ID: G00174166


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The pharmaceutical industry seeks new models for clinical research and relies heavily on the contract research organization model to extend their capabilities. The relationship between the sponsor, CRO and solution provider is evolving, with implications for the underlying information systems.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Sponsors Are Thinking Differently
    • 2.0 CROs' Expanding Role
    • 3.0 Expansion of E-Clinical Solution Providers' Services
    • 4.0 Implications to Consider
    • 5.0 Conclusions
  • Recommended Reading
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