CRO for Orphan Drug Development

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — WCCT Global, a multi-site full service CRO that is headquartered in Southern California announced today a specialized program to conduct clinical research for sponsors who are engaged in orphan drug development.  Aside from the often referenced technical and commercial hurtles which must be overcome before deciding to launch the development program for an orphan indication, the necessity to attain adequate patient recruitment for the safety and efficacy trials in support of the intended orphan indication undoubtedly offers an equal or  greater challenge to the innovating sponsor.  Fortunately, WCCT Global’s recently announced,  proprietary, “In-Site” patient recruitment method which utilizes multiple levels of advanced digital technologies designed to work, in concert, to facilitate successful patient recruitment is an excellent solution.  This cutting edge patient recruitment tool that focuses on identification of desired patients based on the utilization of multiple proprietary patient databases is ideally suited for identification of these sparsely populated patient groups. Therefore, WCCT Global is now able assist sponsors interested in orphan drug development, not only by locating patient groups, but by actually determining the best sites to conduct the clinical trial, thus, making the orphan disease recruitment process much more efficient for the study site and ultimately, the sponsor of the trial. Furthermore, “In-Site” is an advanced digital advertising process where WCCT Global can create an in-depth psychographic based on the orphan indication and apply specific targeting methods across digital and social media outlets in order to ensure ideally targeted patient access. WCCT Global’s Chief Operating Officer Jon Rojas stated,

“We have established our specialized recruitment method which is uniquely applicable to the recruitment issues faced by sponsors that are developing orphan drugs.  We point this out because we feel there is a need in the clinical research industry that must to be filled. Our, “In-Site”,  proprietary recruitment tool can play a vital role leading to the successful recruitment of clinical trials in support of Orphan Drug development programs for those sponsors  who choose partner with WCCT Global.”