Planning clinical trials requires an analysis of different possible scenarios and an objective assessment of clinical supply needs. It is not enough to have just one forecast, as clinical supply managers must be ready for different scenarios. There are various types of forecasts, and early stage planning allows one to prepare appropriately. Risk, cost, and time must be taken into effect.
Neil Fox, PCI’s Senior Clinical Supply Manager, outlines in this video recording four considerations to evaluate during early planning:
- Budget planning
- Drug forecasting
- Protocol & kit design
- Comparator and co-medication sourcing strategy