Insights on the major trends in aging disorders and pain conditions including the development of targeted therapies in clinical trial designs and patient care.
The manifestations and effects of TBI are varied and impact diverse populations. To improve prevention and therapy, we need to conduct further clinical research to evaluate and validate better strategies for diagnosis and disease characterisation. A better understanding of how TBI — mild and severe — manifests, can lead to better identification of biomarkers, and the development of prevention and treatment strategies.Read the whitepaper
While there are many advances in Parkinson’s Disease (PD), such as identification of new biomarkers to measure disease progression, valuable insights in study design coming from Alzheimer’s Disease trials, and creative approaches for patient recruitment, challenges still remain in this therapeutic area.Read the whitepaper
There has been an increased prevalence of lifetime substance abuse, creating an urgent need for innovative pain medications without the use of opioids. Unfortunately, clinical development of non-opioid pain medications has been hindered by a massive placebo-response.In our whitepaper, we discuss the aspects of pain studies that sponsors will need to consider to ensure success of their chronic pain trial model.Read the whitepaper
This article by Dr. Peter Schueler explores how digital and liquid biomarkers are developing, and how they can impact the future of neurological studies.
Learn how the ongoing state of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global mental health crisis.
Biomarkers that detect the molecular changes preceding the clinical symptoms of neurodegenerative disease, are critical for clinical trials at pre-symptomatic stages.
New technologies like wearables and mobile devices, in-home services, and increased patient engagement can change the way we treat Parkinson's disease.
Insight into the power of patient-registries and how they can be used to increase participation of neurodegenerative patients.
Apart from the need to better manage symptoms in advanced stages of Parkinson's disease, there is an even greater need to develop neuro-protective or neuro-regenerative therapies.
Constant study and innovation of Parkinson's Disease (PD) research has shown the implementation of medical devices, AI, and mobile applications pave the way forward.
A review of the current landscape of Alzheimer’s research and recently published study results.
Patient registries need to be offering more support and convenience to ensure greater engagement and enrolment in clinical trials.
A thought leadership article by Peter Schueler and Haichen Yang on the challenges, advancements and role of technology.
Lessons learnt from Alzheimer’s trials could help in Parkinson’s drug development.
The atempt to develop a causal treatment against the progression of Alzheimer’s disease is an unparalleled series of nearly two decades of failures in drug development.
Research suggests that CNS drugs are 45% less likely to progress from Phase III to regulatory filing than other non CNS drugs.
What are the proven benefits, which populations to target and what are the current challenges?
ICON’s experience of CNS, Pain and Ageing related disorder studies comprises global and regional clinical research in all major areas of neurology, psychiatry and pain research, and all phases of clinical drug development. Read more about ICON's services.Read more about ICON's services in CNS, Pain and Ageing related disorders