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    Life science research and development (R&D) companies are all too aware of the importance of patient perspectives but also of the barriers to engaging directly with patients, not least compliance, complex technical and regulatory issues, and the need to meet multifaceted expectations. Medical research charities (MRCs), highly technical and professional organisations, work directly with patients; they represent an expert resource for the science of their field, for disease-related patient advocacy issues and to advise and assist R&D companies in devising meaningful trials. The Pistoia Alliance, a non-profit organisation facilitating life sciences R&D, gathered a number of UK MRCs focused on complex lifelong conditions. The group used workshops and an opinion questionnaire for a snapshot of how the charities believe their knowledge and patient experiences could contribute insights and efficiencies to commercial R&D. MRCs argued that for chronic conditions, the patient perspective is vital in facilitating and de-risking trials, promoting patient motivation, compliance and study viability. MRCs and the patients they represent want to see successful trials, and it is in everyone's interest that well considered studies can proceed. Today, with remote assessments, consumer wearables and digital health technologies, MRCs and patients are already collating substantial data sets that are relevant to quality-of-life benefits, regulatory and value assessments, all of great interest to biopharmaceutical companies. In turn, MRCs would benefit from the experience of biopharma in generating clinical data and implementing novel technologies. © 2022. The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


    Tina Flatau, Julie Greenfield, Brian Dickie, Oli Rayner, Helen Matthews, John Wise. Medical Research Charities and Biopharmaceutical Companies as Partners in Patient-Centred R&D. Pharmaceutical medicine. 2022 Oct;36(5):279-286

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