Time trials: Why are clinical studies a year shorter than 15 years ago?
This article was originally published in Scrip
It is a truth universally acknowledged in the biopharmaceutical industry that recruitment challenges, increasing complexity and a trend towards extended trial durations must all be leading to the increasing costs of clinical development. But new analysis by Citeline shows that this might not be the whole story: trial timelines are actually getting shorter, and this cuts across all therapy areas including oncology, currently the most active area of clinical research.
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