AMPLEXOR recently staged its 19TH annual life sciences conference, BE THE EXPERT 2017. Across three days of debate, discussion and presentations in Budapest, delegates learned more about some of the issues facing the life sciences industry in 2017 and also about some of the technological solutions that are available to address these issues. Elvis Paćelat, Vice President, Life Sciences, AMPLEXOR, gives an overview of what was discussed and where he feels the industry is heading.Read more
Designation of specific RIM systems and repositories as the authoritative source for regulatory information has been the standard for many years as evidenced by our previous RIM research. In 2016 we took the next step towards understanding regulatory information authoritative sources by asking each company to assess their confidence in the data within the authoritative source for 10 essential capabilities.Read more
For years, RIM software vendors have talked about the importance of having a common platform or suite of products for successful management of regulatory information. For industry, a “common” capability requires much more than a set of tools. It requires common processes across sites and geographies, standardized data definitions and entry criteria for the information captured within the RIM systems, as well as enforcement of those standards.Read more
Me and my colleagues (Greg Brolund from Chicopee Falls Consulting and Sarah Powell from Powell Regulatory Services) write an annual white paper to provide a clear industry status of Regulatory Information Management (RIM) highlighting the current state, key trends and priorities, investment focus, projected capability and organization change, and a comprehensive update on the provider landscape. This year we have an exciting addition that focuses on defining and measuring World Class RIM.Read more
An industry debate at AMPLEXOR’s annual user conference in June examined the role of cloud services in driving the next generation of regulatory information management in life sciences, and I want to share with you the main points of the discussion.
The need for regulatory information management (RIM) transformation is driving new interest in cloud services, particularly access to the latest applications via Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models. But there are different approaches to the cloud, and data sensitivities to consider, so it is rarely a straightforward decision.
It was in this context that AMPLEXOR recently hosted a major industry panel debate, keen to sort the fact from the fiction and establish some best-practice approaches to cloud-based service use in life sciences. The discussion, chaired by Steve Scribner of consultancy The Scribner Group, brought together heavyweight regulatory experts and consultants from across the sector: Romuald Braun of uanotau; Peter Brandstetter of IBM’s GBS Life Sciences team; Torben Thorhauge of NNIT; and Steve Gens of Gens Associates. The audience, made up of AMPLEXOR customers, also participated in the debate.Read more
Regulatory compliance has always been a double-edged sword for life sciences. It is an essential and central focus for investment because public safety, consumer confidence and sales depend on it. Yet this preoccupation with rules and risk can also be a barrier to innovation, because any deviation from the status quo increases the chance of non-compliance.Read more