PCM Trials

PCM Trials, an independent company headquartered in Denver, Colorado with European operations based out of the UK, brings clinical research to patients wherever and whenever it is most convenient for them. PCM Trials directly recruits, trains, certifies, and manages Certified Mobile Research Nurses (CMRNs) to ensure that each visit meets the highest standards for data quality and patient experience.


Three Reasons Why Decentralized Trial Models Using Mobile Research Nurses Yield Greater Financial Returns: New Studies Estimate DCTs Deliver More Than a Five-Fold ROI Due to Reductions in Clinical Phase Cycle Times, Decreases in Screen Failure Rates and Fewer Substantial Protocol Amendments

January 30, 2023

Decentralized trials (DCTs) have grown in acceptance since the COVID-19 pandemic when mobile research nurses were asked to step in to save hundreds of site-based clinical trials at risk of being postponed or cancelled because of mandated lockdowns. But despite their proven effectiveness, DCTs are still often an afterthought or an add-on option to site-based trials due to cost concerns The perception has been that deploying mobile research nurses to visit patients at their own homes would be more expensive than site-based trials. However, a recent study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts) shows that not only are DCTs more patient-centric, but they also provide comparatively high returns on investments for sponsors.

Don't Underestimate the Value of the Human Touch in Clinical Trials: Mobile Research Nurses Make a Critical Difference in Decentralized Trials, Whether Employed Exclusively or in Conjunction with Latest Technology

January 30, 2023

With innovations in wearables, digital monitors and video capabilities, technology can play a role in efficiently capturing data in decentralized clinical trials. Technology alone often is not enough, however, especially considering the diverse and vulnerable populations who participate in clinical trials. Human intervention by properly trained medical professionals such as mobile research nurses is key to ensuring data consistency and integrity as well as protocol compliance. Given the bond that often forms between patients and their caregivers, mobile research nurses also can help improve patient retention.

DCT Planning Checklist: Your Guide to Ensuring a Successful Decentralized or Hybrid Trial

September 26, 2022

Whether used exclusively or as part of a hybrid approach, patient-centric decentralized clinical trial methods enable investigators to more easily recruit and retain a diverse patient population. DCTs cannot, however, yield their full spectrum of advantages without proper planning and attention to detail. This checklist can help guide sponsors and CROs toward a successful trial.

How Sponsors and CROs can Fully Benefit from the Permanent Shift Toward Decentralized Clinical Trials Brought About by the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 26, 2022

There is a growing body of evidence that hybrid and decentralized clinical trials are here to stay. What was once a nice-to-have is quickly transforming into a must-have. The catalyst for this dramatic shift was the COVID-19 pandemic. To aid sponsors and CROs in fully realizing the benefits of decentralized clinical trial methods moving forward, this whitepaper extracts the lessons learned from the pandemic and their implications for clinical trials now and in the future.