By Chris Greco, manager of comparator and ancillary supplies, Catalent Pharma Solutions
Ensuring an adequate, timely, and quality supply of comparator product for clinical trials is critical, but clinical trial sponsors face several challenges in this endeavor. Delivery delays or under-projection of needed quantities could have a negative impact on timelines, budgets, and patients relying on new treatment options for unmet needs. However, there are ways in which sponsors can work effectively with clinical suppliers for accurate forecasting and comparator sourcing.
Here are some planning considerations to help you avoid clinical supply delays.