Interview: Novartis Takes Virtual Route To Transform Clinical Trial Paradigm
Jake LaPorte, head of digital development at the Swiss major, has told Scrip that the expansion of Novartis' collaboration with Science 37 will move decentralized trials away from the pilot stage into a scaleable model that will have a genuine impact on the way R&D is conducted in the future.
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