At the moment, human experimentation (i.e. clinical trial) is still the most relevant method at our disposal to explore and establish safety/efficacy of a new medicine. It is the fundamental basis of clinical development programs of healthcare products. With socioeconomic development in the asia-pacific region, there is a shift in focus at a global level in many areas including healthcare sector. Many organizations have already made significant investments to tap the potential, and regulatory environment is shaping up to facilitate clinical research. This is a welcome change for both patients and professionals.
Clinical research has opened up several new career choices. Graduates in medicine, pharmacy and other life sciences now have the option to work as investigators, scientists, project managers, data managers, monitors, study coordinators, regulatory affairs managers, and so on. Many of these positions have specialized and focused responsibilities in the industry setting. Considering the highly complex environment of clinical research, an understanding of the big picture is indispensable for effective collaboration.
This book is a must read for students and professionals for a broad understanding of the entire process of clinical trial operation.