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Children's Eye Safety Month: Back to School Tips For Parents

Posted by Emily Murphy

August signifies a lot of things such as summer and the start of school in many states. But for us in the ophthalmology community, August is Children's Eye Safety Month. Healthy eyesight and general eye health starts at an early age, which is why it is so important to raise awareness about children's eye care.

 

As you are gearing up to send...

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Dry Eye Awareness Month: 4 Tips To Ease Dry Eyes

Posted by Emily Murphy

Did you know that July is Dry Eye Awareness month? That’s right, and as one of the most common indications that we see in the industry, it is crucial that we raise awareness regarding this condition. By enhancing education and creating better communication around Dry Eye, we can even further our efforts in the treatment and prevention of it.

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Aloha From Hawaii! Trial Runners Attends ARVO 2018

Posted by Emily Murphy

We’re sad to say it, but another ARVO has come and gone, but this year’s event was jam packed with new learning, new faces, and new ways to contribute to our industry community. Not to mention, this year’s event was in Honolulu, Hawaii – which was a great perk!

This year, Trial Runners sponsored the ARVO Foundation Gala, and event that is held...

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North Dakota Governor, Doug Burgum, Visits Trial Runners HQ

Posted by Emily Murphy

Last month, the team at our Dickinson headquarters got the special treat of meeting the governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum. Gov. Burgum stopped by to hear about why a company like Trial Runners, which is rare in the North Dakota economy chooses to make its home in the Roughrider State.

Our CEO, Jill Healy, along with our executive chairman and...

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Central IRBs: Part of the Secret Sauce to Trial Runners’ Study Start-up Success

Posted by Patrick Healy

One of the aspects our teams do really well at Trial Runners is getting a study up and running fast.  We average about 55 days to first patient enrolled after the clinical protocol is finalized.  Executing a successful study start-up quickly is an essential first step in the life cycle of a clinical research trial and lots of credit goes to our...

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Trial Runners Attends 7th Annual Glaucoma 360 Event

Posted by Emily Murphy

Just a couple of weeks ago, we sent a few members of our team to Glaucoma 360, an annual event that is hosted by the Glaucoma Research Foundation. This year’s event was the best yet, and our team had a blast soaking up some Vitamin D in San Francisco, leaving the harsh North Dakota Winter behind for a few days.

Kelsey McDonald, our Strategic...

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Is everyone on board with quality management systems?

Posted by Jill Healy

By Jill Healy

I recently attended the Inspection Readiness Summit in Philadelphia, PA this past week.  The room was full with top level QA representatives from biotech/pharmaceutical companies and then there were only two CROs in attendance, Trial Runners being one.  The Summit was amazing as we discussed risk mitigation strategies, work processes...

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The technology revolution in clinical research

Posted by Melissa Pavlicek

By Jill Healy

I was the last hold out that I know of with a blackberry, back in the days of the 2000’s it was jokingly called the “crackberry” and all it really did was email and phone call.  But I loved it.

Times have changed, there are still jokes about phone addictions but the phone is so essential that I think most of us see it as a... Read More »

Why CROs use Risk Based Monitoring

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Risk Based Monitoring is a common practice in the field of clinical trials. Opposed to standard clinical monitoring, Risk based monitoring is "the process of ensuring the quality of clinical trials by identifying, assessing, monitoring and mitigating the risks that could affect the quality or safety of a study." 2

The priority of traditional...

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The Advantages of Using a Central IRB

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Relationships in any business are a vital part of establishing success in the field of ophthalmic clinical trials. Among those relationships, a CRO must have a working arrangement with an Institutional Review Board, or IRB. An IRB, the team or committee that is tasked with the responsibility of enacting and ensuring the safety of patients...

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