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Challenges in Ophthalmology Research: Recruitment & Retention

Posted by Layne Brandvik

 

The final outcome of any clinical trial – the ability to bring new treatments to market – depends on successful patient recruitment and retention despite the unique limitations and challenges of the trial, among other factors. When enrollment initiatives fail or patients discontinue participation before study completion, sponsor costs increase,...

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Introducing Orphanos: A Trial Runners CRO!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

As a premier ophthalmology CRO, our expertise does not fall short on just the field of ocular indications. Some afflictions of the eye constitute as a rare disease such as Friedrich's Ataxia and Alport Syndrome. Trial Runners has expanded its services to help the rare disease and orphan drug industry to bring comfort and hope to patients suffering...

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Trial Runners is Attending CHI's Clinical Trial Innovation Summit in Boston, MA!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Trial Runners is happy to announce that they will be attending the Clinical Trial Innovation Summit in Boston, MA this year. With increased opportunity in the industry for Trial Runners, they have in kind increased their conference visibility, and that means participation in other forefront conferences, summits and congresses in the field of...

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Trial Runners is Attending the 9th Annual GTC BIO: Ocular Diseases Drug Discovery Conference

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Trial Runners is very excited to announce their participation in the GTC BIO Ocular Diseases Drug Discovery Conference in San Diego! Our conference strategy has led us to the willing attendance of an excellent meeting that takes place in the heart of conference season! The participation level of Trial Runners is of a proud sponsor. We look...

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Ophthalmology CRO on a Mission: Another Successful Year for Trial Runners!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Trial Runners has big plans for the future as an expanding company in the field of ophthalmology. As an ophthalmology CRO, the company is always looking for new ways to influence the industry with thought leading processes and strategy. The vision of the company includes expanding services and setting goals to continue doing a service to the...

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January: Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted by Layne Brandvik

In the month of January, we honor the awareness and study of a debilitating affliction to the eye. Glaucoma affects a myriad of people across the globe. The growing susceptibility of this debilitating disease is cause for concern in the field of ophthalmology. Glaucoma earned the moniker of "the sneak thief of sight" because the symptoms from the...

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Sinek's Golden Circle: What this means to your company

Posted by Layne Brandvik

What does your company stand for? This very question can lay the foundation for your company, and there's an excellent tool to help you find your identity. 

Simon Sinek's signature Golden Circle lays a rudimentary starting point to base company strategy upon. This strategy was implemented with the notion of adapting an emotional appeal to business... Read More »

Punctal Plugs: An Alternative for Dry Eye

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Dry eye is one of the more common ophthalmic indications that we hope to treat at Trial Runners. There are many treatments for dry eye but let's explore one of the more alternative methods to treat the condition.

The most used methods for treating dry eye would most certainly be topical applications, aka eye drops. These come in many forms, and...

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How do dogs see you?

Posted by Layne Brandvik

It is generally known that the dogs we love see the world in a different way. That can be observed on two fronts: their perspective in daily life and the physical nature of how their eyes work. Both are very interesting, to say the least

Dogs place a priority on their more animalistic impulses. The needs and wants of the modern canine can...

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Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, and Ocularists, Oh My!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

In the field of Ophthalmology, There's four main terms that sound alike but are entirely different. The only common thread is, of course, the human eye. 

  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Opticians
  • Ocularists and ophthalmic technicians who work closely with these specialists

This specialized group is the life blood of the ophthalmic clinical trials...

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