Berlin, Germany, June 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- An increase in the number of requests by trial sponsors for regulatory-compliant drug safety reporting for investigator-initiated trials (IITs) has led the German CRO ICRC-Weyer to amend their services portfolio towards providing these services to large and mid-sized pharmaceutical trial sponsors.
"A large amount of IITs are oncology trials which generally bear a lot of adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs)," says Dr Ulrike Treichel, Head of Pharmacovigilance at ICRC-Weyer. "Many of these events are unrelated to the drug in question. The SAE review process can be a substantial administrative burden for trial sponsors. With our flexible and highly responsive Pharmacovigilance Services we are in a position to take over the entire drug safety reporting for them."
In addition, ICRC-Weyer is able to handle the reporting of serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) – adverse events that are directly related to the substance. All events can be transmitted electronically using an E2B*-compliant database.
*Guideline on clinical safety data management by the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH)
ICRC-Weyer is an established all-phase contract research organization (CRO) based in Berlin, Germany. The company was founded in 1993 by Prof. Dr. Geerd Weyer and offers services ranging from pre-clinical through to phase IV clinical trials. ICRC-Weyer provides complete turnkey solutions including data management, monitoring and medical review services for all stages of the clinical development process.
ICRC-Weyer has special expertise in Advanced Therapies, CDISC Data Standards and Medical Review.