Clinical Trial Optimization Podcast
Impact of COVID-19 with Laurie Halloran
In this first episode, host Linda Sullivan chats with Laurie Halloran, founder of the Halloran Consulting Group, about how she developed an on demand drug development team that can fill in gaps in the clinical trial process for life science companies, whether these involve regulatory strategy or execution, or quality, clinical, or manufacturing issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in these companies having to pivot to more virtual experiences. At the beginning of the outbreak, she notes, her group organized town halls that made it clear to stakeholders that life science companies had to implement telehealth and other remote monitoring solutions to protect patient safety. As a result of the pandemic, Halloran explains, her group is reviewing clinical trial protocols to determine how technology can be better utilized in the collection of clinical trial data. In conclusion, Halloran says, “don’t waste this opportunity” to make your clinical trial program more resilient.