Newsletter | November 20, 2018

11.20.18 -- Novartis Turns To Digital Technologies For Clinical Trials

From The Editor

Greetings Cell & Gene Readers,


From AI to IoT to machine learning, new and innovative technologies are making their way into clinical trials. But which have the greatest potential to transform studies? Read how Novartis turns to digital technologies for clinical trials.


The FDA published a new draft guidance on August 10, 2018, entitled, Expansion Cohorts: Use in First-In-Human Clinical Trials to Expedite Development of Oncology Drugs and Biologics. The comment period for the draft guidance closed on October 12, 2018, and approximately 20 comments were submitted to the docket. Several key themes emerged across the comments submitted to the docket. Samantha Eakes of Greenleaf Health explains lists and explains these themes in “Key Takeaways From FDA’s New Guidance On First-In-Human Multiple Expansion Cohort Trials.”


Finally, from all of us at Cell & Gene, we wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.


Erin Harris, editor in chief
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