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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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Blindness: Seeing is Believing

Posted by Layne Brandvik

A young child seeing their mother for the first time. An adult seeing their spouse again after vision loss. There's an intimate psychological element to regaining vision. It's an emotional occurrence and often will show up in your gushy Facebook feed. The very same Facebook feed that will show you dog rescue videos, military reunions, and parents...

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Eye Injuries in Sports: How They Happen and What To Do

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Eye protection is a must with high speed or underwater sports. If you or your child are serious competitors in fast paced sports, please consider the fact that at any time, your eyes are at risk of being injured. Basketball, a high speed indoor sport that is famous for bumping knees and elbows, is the leader in sports related ocular injury. The...

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The Ophthalmology Learning Curve

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Working at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) in the field of ophthalmology can be an intimidating experience. Upon arrival, there is a long training process to be completed before contributing to your job. The field is medical, which is inherantly dry in regards to knowledge of content. Ophthalmology in particular is such a vast area of...

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