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Researching COVID-19

We at Sanguine Bioscience have partnered with multiple biotech and pharmaceutical companies, such as Vir Biotechnology and EpiVax, Inc, to facilitate over 23 research studies aimed at gaining a better understanding of COVID-19. Although the overarching goal of this research is to develop treatments and vaccines, valuable information can be obtained about the virus, its patterns of infection, and the effectiveness of community response to the epidemic. 

Overcoming Longitudinal Study Challenges in Medical Research

Longitudinal studies are powerful tools in medical research armamentarium. Researchers gain valuable information following the same group of people with repeated measured variables over time. This type of research provides rates of change of continuous variable(s) over weeks, months, or years allowing researchers to assess patterns in human behavior or cause and effect relationships.

COVID and the Microbiome

Research on the human microbiome has burgeoned in recent years. Microbiome imbalances have been linked to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression. But scientists have also uncovered evidence of the microbiome’s crucial role in infectious diseases, including COVID-19, pointing to it as a promising target for treating them. 

The Benefits and Challenges of Real-World Data to Support Traditional Clinical Trial Initiatives

Historically, medical research data obtained from other sources outside of traditional clinical trials were viewed with a heavy dose of skepticism even before evaluation of the methodology. Although this real-world data (RWD) was widely used to satisfy safety monitoring and post-drug approval regulation requirements, many clinicians viewed RWD and the real-world evidence (RWE) it generated as unverified and unreliable data mining explorations with drug marketing objectives.

Hemolysis: It’s Destruction!

Hemolysis is the rupture of red blood cells, and it has multiple causes, can happen at any time, both in vivo and in vitro.    Hemolysis Can Endanger Your Results Hemolysis can certainly impact study results, and has a particularly well-documented impact on potassium concentration measurements.

Who Owns the Data?

The Benefits and Challenges of Real-World Data to Support Traditional Clinical Trial Initiatives Historically, medical research data obtained from other sources outside of traditional clinical trials were viewed with a heavy dose of skepticism even before evaluation of the methodology. Although this real-world data (RWD) was widely used to satisfy safety monitoring and post-drug approval regulation requirements, many clinicians viewed RWD and the real-world evidence (RWE) it generated as unverified and unreliable data mining explorations with drug marketing objectives.

Overcoming Study-Patient Burdens in Medical Research

Study-patient recruitment and retention continue to be significant challenges in medical research. According to a Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development report, 48% of study sites miss their enrollment targets, and 11% fail to enroll a single patient. This results in the need for study sponsors to nearly double study timelines to meet recruitment goals.

Considerations for Feasibility for Translational Research

Considerations for Feasibility for Translational Research For many researchers, considering the feasibility of a translational study with Sanguine Biosciences is a crucial yet challenging step. The proposed study they submit might not be possible based on real-world evidence or Sanguine’s service offerings, requiring them to modify their criteria.