The Importance of Clinical Trials

The Importance of Clinical TrialsInternational Clinical Trials day takes place on the 20th May each year to honour the day James Lind began the first clinical trials with control groups. The trial involved 12 people who were given different dietary supplements to see the effect of their diets on scurvy.

Clinical trials are used to test new drugs and therapies on human volunteers. There are four phases of clinical trials, each aiming to address different questions on the treatment being tested. Ensuring clinical studies are conducted effectively is vital to allow the life science industry to develop new knowledge to help discover and develop treatments for different diseases.

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Clinical Professionals Shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business Award

Clinical Professionals Shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business AwardClinical Professionals, Europe’s leading independent life science staffing company, have been shortlisted for Global Recruiter’s Best Small Recruitment Business Award.

The winners will be announced on the 25th June 2015 at an award ceremony held at Café de Paris in London.

The Global Recruiter UK Industry Awards are judged by a team of experts drawn from the recruitment industry. The awards identify the best from the current UK recruitment industry.

The Best Small Recruitment Business Award recognises organisations who offer outstanding customer service, candidate experience and involvement with the community they serve. The award also examines the company’s approach to supporting internal talent and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Clinical Professionals constantly strive to provide exceptional customer service to both clients and candidates, while supporting the training and career development of internal employees. In the last year the company has grown from 60 to 75 employees, alongside publishing job advice pages on the Clinical Professionals website to provide job seekers with access to advice on the job search process.

Clinical Professionals has also launched their Training Academy, a unique service to industry, which trains talented Life Sciences Graduates before deploying them into “first to industry” clinical roles.

Yvette Cleland, Clinical Professionals’ CEO, commented “It is no longer enough to just be a “good staffing business”, we have to add value to an industry we are passionate about by offering clients and candidates alike innovative and ground breaking initiatives that allow us as an industry to engage with and build a better future for UK graduates and apprentices and offer additional value added services that enhance the experience of our valued clients and candidates in this global war for talent.”

Clinical Professionals have been shortlisted for the award alongside four other recruitment companies.

Global Recruiter 2015 Awards

Clinical Professionals to Exhibit at PSI Conference

Clinical Professionals to Exhibit at PSI ConferenceClinical Professionals will be exhibiting at this year’s PSI Conference in London.

The conference will take place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Relevant Applications in a Changing Environment”, and will focus on case studies and collaboration.

The conference registration starts at 8am on Monday 11th May, with the first session starting at 9:30am. The conference will then run for three days, closing at 12:30 on the 13th May.

The conference provides the opportunity for statisticians in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in Europe to network and attend various sessions on issues, including data transparency, meta-analysis, estimands, risk-based monitoring, and data visualisation.

To arrange a meeting with our biometrics team, please contact:

or call: +44(0)207 822 1710

Clinical Professionals is Europe’s leading independent life science staffing company. Our specialist biometrics team are dedicated to recruiting statisticians within the life sciences industry across Europe.

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Initiatives Could Create 30,000 – 60,000 New UK Jobs, Claim BIA

Initiatives Could Create 30,000 - 60,000 New UK Jobs, Claim BIAThe BioIndustry Association (BIA) has published a number of initiatives that they claim would rank the UK among the three largest biotech clusters in the world, and could create between 30,000 and 60,000 additional UK jobs.

In addition to the increase jobs, the main objectives of the 10-year plan include a fourfold increase in the number of new drugs and other interventions entering the clinic by 2025, alongside a tenfold increase in private investment to £2.9bn a year.

With investors regaining their appetite for biotech ventures and government reforms such as Innovate UK’s Catapults and the Biomedical Catalyst helping to nurture early stage innovation, the report claims that the current environment is ready for the resurgence of the UK’s biotech sector.

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Clinical Professionals to Exhibit at DIA Euromeeting 2015

Clinical ProfessionalsClinical Professionals will be exhibiting at stand 2D06 at this year’s DIA Euromeeting.

The conference will be the 27th annual meeting, and will take place from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th April at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.

This year’s DIA (Drug Information Association) Euromeeting will be based on ‘12 themes designed to Develop, Innovate & Advance healthcare outcomes through innovation across 5 core competences: Clinical Development, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory, Health Economics, Quality & Safety’. This year’s DIA Euromeeting will also run in parallel with the Clinical Forum.

DIA offers the chance for healthcare and life science professionals to network and learn about current and future issues. The conference is attended by various professionals working within pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, CROs, clinical trial sites, health regulatory agencies, academia, and from patient organisations.

Delegates include pharmacovigilance professionals, medical writers, clinical development professionals, and regulatory affairs professionals. Over 2,500 professionals are expected to attend the conference.

As Europe’s leading independent life science staffing company, The Clinical Professionals Group provides an expert knowledge and understanding of recruitment within the life sciences industry. Clinical Professionals’ has launched a ground breaking Academy training graduates and exceptional candidates with relevant skills and bringing them through to industry, come and talk to us at DIA to fully understand and take part in this program .

Clinical Professionals will be exhibiting at stand 2D06. To arrange a meeting with one of our specialist consultants, please contact:

Suzanne Swan
+44(0)207 822 1710

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Postive Phase III Psoriasis Clinical Trial Results for Pfizer’s Xeljanz

Postive Phase III Psoriasis Clinical Trial Results for Pfizer's XeljanzPfizer have announced positive Phase III clinical trial results for their JAK inhibitor, Xeljanz (tofacitinib).

The results from data taken from two Phase III clinical trials provide additional support for the drug’s use to treat moderate to severe psoriasis.

Pfizer commented that the results from the trials show that both tofacitinib 10mg and 5mg tablets twice daily were superior to placebo in achieving a Physician’s Global Assessment response of “clear” or “almost clear”, in addition to at least a 75% reduction in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI75).

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Clinical Professionals Launch 2015 / 2016 Pharmaceutical Salary Survey

Clinical Professionals Launch 2015 / 2016 Pharmaceutical Salary SurveyClinical Professionals have today launched their new life science salary survey for 2015 / 2016.

The survey will analyse salary and benefits for each sector of the European life science industry, and follows on from the success of our previous pharmaceutical salary surveys.

The salary survey is confidential and will only take a few minutes to complete.

The results of this year’s pharmaceutical salary survey will analysed alongside Clinical Professionals knowledge of the life sciences industry by the Marketing Communications team.  The results will then be compared to previous years’ results, and will be sent out to everyone who completes the survey and leaves their contact details.

Anyone working in the life sciences industry in Europe is invited to complete the survey; you don’t have to be registered with The Clinical Professionals Group.

To respond to the salary survey, and receive your copy of the results, please click here.

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Clinical Professionals Achieve 3 Star Accreditation as a Sunday Times Top 100

Clinical Professionals Achieve 3 Star Accreditation as a Sunday Times Top 100Clinical Professionals are proud to announce that we have been ranked as one of the UK’s Top 100 best small companies to work for in 2015.

The company achieved a full 3 star accreditation, the top rating possible.  The award ceremony for the Best Small Companies took place last week, and was attended by a number of the Clinical Professionals team.

The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for is decided by feedback from employees working for the company.  The Best Companies award is now in its 14th year, and was entered by over 1,000 businesses aiming to be recognised as an employer of choice.

2015 is the second year that The Clinical Professionals Group have entered the Best Companies award.  After being ranked as ‘One to Watch’ in 2014, its result for 2015, being given a full 3 star accreditation and Top 100 ranking, is an incredible result.

The outcome of the survey showed that Clinical Professionals scored highly on a number of different areas particularly around motivation, with employees responding very positively about the future of the company, opportunities for personal growth, management and organisational values.  Employees also fed back that they felt the company cares about making a positive difference, highlighting recent charity fundraising days.

Yvette Cleland, The Clinical Professionals Group’s CEO, commented:
“I am very proud to be part of such a successful Clinical Professionals Best Companies 2015and innovative business with such an incredible team of people.  People make a business.  To have such great feedback from all members of Clinical Professionals on how they feel about working within the business and their engagement and passion around our onward journey is incredibly exciting as they have been so instrumental in developing trusted partnerships with many clients and candidates in the UK and Europe.”

Sosei Acquires Heptares Therapeutics for $180 Million

Sosei Acquires Heptares Therapeutics for $180 MillionJapan’s Sosei have announced today that they have acquired Heptares Therapeutics, a UK based biotechnology company, in a deal that could be worth up to $400 million.

Heptares Therapeutics specialises in creating medicines targeting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).  Sosei have agreed to pay $180 million of that upfront to gain access to Heptares’ GPCRs, a group of 375 receptors which are linked to a wide range of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, ADHD, diabetes, schizophrenia and migraines.

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Clinical Professionals Holds Heart Themed Day to Raise Money for The Silver Line Charity

Clinical Professionals Holds Heart Themed Day to Raise Money for The Silver Line CharityThe Clinical Professionals Group yesterday held their first event this year to raise money for their 2015 corporate charity, The Silver Line.

Clinical Professionals is proud to announce that its team raised over £250 for The Silver Line from their themed Valentine’s Day event.

Employees paid £1 to come to work wearing red clothing, or a £2 penalty if they forgot!  Cakes were baked by employees to be sold throughout the day.  All team members of Clinical Professionals could also donate £5 to pop a “Love Balloon” which were filled with prizes donated by the company such as additional days holiday and cash prizes.

The Silver Line Charity offer information, friendship and advice to older people within the UK, helping combat the widespread issue of loneliness within the older generation.  Many staff at Clinical Professionals in addition to fund raising events are also donating their time to be “friends of The Silver Line”.Employee popping a balloon at Clinical Professionals' Heart Themed Day

The Clinical Professionals Group’s CEO, Yvette Cleland, commented:
“Our choice of corporate charity is very important to us, there was a unanimous response to working with The Silver Line by our teams here at Clinical Professionals, which was amazing. We will be working hard this year to ensure we play a large role in raising funds for this amazing charity and Clinical Professionals will match the £250 raised by our staff contributing a total of £500.”