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Ongoing changes in the clinical development process led to a record number of drug approvals in 2018, with 59 novel treatments reaching patients in the United States alone. During the next five years, trial productivity will be influenced by key trends, including wider use of biomarkers, pre-screened patient pools, regulatory shifts and application of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.
To examine historical and future clinical trial productivity trends across therapy areas a new report from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data science titled, The Changing Landscape of Research and Development: Innovation, Drivers of Change, and Evolution of Clinical Trial Productivity puts forth a proprietary Clinical Development Productivity Index that reflects changes in trial complexity, success and duration.
Using this index, the report takes a 10-year historical view of these metrics and recasts the data with a future perspective that identifies critical productivity changes expected through 2023. IQVIA experts shed light on those productivity shifts using the proprietary IQVIA Clinical Development Trends Impact Assessment, identifying the quantitative impact of the eight key trends driving change in clinical development at a therapy- area level. Those drivers are:
“As advances in science, technology and data gradually find application within clinical development, the length of time that trials take to complete, the resources required due to trial complexity and likelihood of trial success are all shifting, with impacts varying by therapy area,” said Murray Aitken, IQVIA senior vice president and executive director of the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. “Our study assesses the current activity within research and development, the productivity levels of the clinical development process and how key trial trends will transform clinical development over the next five years.”
Additional highlights in the report include:
None of the analytics in this report are derived from proprietary sponsor trial information but are instead based on proprietary IQVIA databases and/or third-party information. The full version of the report, including a detailed description of the methodology, is available at www.IQVIAInstitute.org.
The study was produced independently as a public service without industry or government funding.