The Heart of the Matter – Reasons Big and Small for Participating in Clinical Trials

Dec 9, 2015

The reasons for participating in clinical trials are as varied as the participants. In this article, Denni O.Day, President and CEO of VetPharm Inc, explores some of those reasons from the perspective of the sponsor, the investigator, study site staff, pet owners and the study subjects themselves. A humorous and accessible take on the veterinary clinical trials industry, this article illustrates how trial participation can be beneficial to both pet and owner. ...

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Preanalytical Variables in Animal Health Studies

Dec 9, 2015

Clinical pathology data are routinely collected during animal health studies in order to aid in the evaluation of a compound’s toxicity profile. Clinical pathology test results can be affected by factors occurring prior to sample analysis (preanalytical) and it is the potential impact of these factors, in particular, which can be easily overlooked at the time of data interpretation. Anne Provencher, Executive Director of Clinical Pathology for Global Preclinical Services, and William Siska, Clinical Pathologist, at Charles River, discuss the need for in-depth consideration of preanalytical variables, during both study design and study conduct, in order to reduce their potential impact on clinical pathology data. ...

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