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Pediatric research: Overcoming challenges and building community thumbnail image

Pediatric research: Overcoming challenges and building community

Horacio Plotkin, vice president and medical lead, Rare Disease and Pediatric Center of Excellence, discusses the challenges researchers face when conducting studies in the pediatric space and talks about the impact of PPD’s Pediatric Investigator Network (PIN), a network of 14 pediatric centers of excellence established to share scientific thinking, improve pediatric study design and communicate knowledge across the international research community.

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Charting a new course: Extractable and leachable testing thumbnail image

Charting a new course: Extractable and leachable testing

Derek Wood, an associate director for PPD® Laboratories GMP Lab, discusses the growth of extractables and leachables in the required testing for pharmaceutical products.

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Innovating - A Team of Teams Approach

Innovating: A team of teams approach at CROs

In a time of constrained budgets, shortened timelines, compressed personal space and complex protocols, CROs work to identify and recognize the next big breakthrough. Michael Gawkins, a director in technology, innovation and performance, advances ideas about the role of innovation in teams.

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Experiences at the 11th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB)

Experiences at the 11th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB)

Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB) is a large international conference attended by hundreds of people from pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and contract research organizations. Bruce Stouffer, executive director of PPD® Laboratories bioanalytical lab, weighs in on his recent experiences at WRIB.

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World Orphan Drug Congress

Insights from the 2017 World Orphan Drug Conference

Chris Komelasky, a senior director of sites and patients, Rare Disease and Pediatric Center of Excellence, answers questions about his experiences at the World Orphan Drug Congress held in April.

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