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Trial Runners Will Be Attending Targeting Ocular Disorders and OIS@AAO

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Targeting Ocular Disorders

With its complex structure and the breadth of ocular disorders, the eye presents unique challenges to drug discovery. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s fourth annual Targeting Ocular Disorders conference provides a platform to discuss novel targets and disease pathways, the latest drug delivery methods, and the most...

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Lost to the Distance: Our Nation's Approaching Myopia Problem

Posted by Layne Brandvik

The United States is becoming increasingly myopic. A number of contributing factors support this theory. There is also, however, an air of mystery around why this is happening. We are going to explore the proven contributing factors and the uncertainty surrounding the increase in near-sightedness overall. 

Nearsightedness is the most...

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Lead Nature/Lead Nurture: Strategies for Sales in Opthalmology

Posted by Layne Brandvik

For the modern ophthalmology CRO, acting on and maintaining a lead is a huge goal for your sales team. It is proven that leads nurtured with targeted content produce an increase in sales opportunities of more than 20%. (Marketo) Generating these leads and then manifesting that interest in your product or service is easier said than done. Today, we...

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Do you Have Computer Vision Syndrome?

Posted by Layne Brandvik

The modern workplace has evolved with the advent of new technologies. A huge boon to the modern workplace has been the computer. Not only does the average employee have access to superior word processing to the typewriter, but access to a seemingly infinite pool of information at their disposal. All the while a brightly lit monitor stares us in...

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The Importance of Teamwork for the Ophthalmology CRO

Posted by Layne Brandvik

What interested the researchers most, however, was that teams that did well on one assignment usually did well on all the others. Conversely, teams that failed at one thing seemed to fail at everything. (Duhigg) 

As a Contract Research Organization (CRO), especially in the field of ophthalmology, you have to take on challenges and tasks with a...
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Trial Runners: We Care...About Dogs!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Trial Runners, your friendly neighborhood CRO, is a proud supporter of bringing your dog to work every Friday. Weekly, our office is alive with the pitter-patter of pawed feet, distant sniffing, and the occasional bark here and there. Bringing your dog to work has been a Trial Runners tradition for a couple of years now, and it is still going...

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Ophthalmology History Guide: How Different Ages Saw the Eye

Posted by Layne Brandvik

To better understand how the field of Ophthalmology saw the ever perplexing eye, we need to look back in the history of medicine. The 1940's were a different time for the United States. We were on the brink of another great international war. We just recently recovered from one of the largest economic crash in the history of the world in the...

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Ophthalmology and the Zika Virus

Posted by Layne Brandvik

A buzz subject in the health community is the ever growing presence of the Zika Virus in South America. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tirelessly working to inform the public about the risks associated with Zika. How does this affect the field of Ophthalmology? To understand why Zika affects the study of the eye, first we...

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How to Become a Regional CRA

Posted by Rynae Golke

Opportunities for entry-level monitors (the term we use for regional CRAs) can be few and far between. When they do open, the competition is fierce. What can you do to expedite your career in monitoring?

Here, we'll share industry secrets for breaking in at ground level. 

  1. Become a site coordinator. Ophthalmology site coordinators with at least...
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Uncommon Ophthalmology: A Deeper Look into the Rarest Eye Disorders

Posted by Layne Brandvik

The human eye, although small, is a vast frontier susceptible to many different ailments and disorders. The complex but vulnerable organ has a myriad of parts that can be affected by an unfortunate disease. There are a few disorders that are more rare than others. We are going to explore the rarest afflictions today. 

In the niche market of...

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