Breaking down barriers for Rare Disease patients
Lack of widespread clinical knowledge, regulatory precedents and consensus on endpoints all contribute to the complexity of developing long-awaited therapies for patients and families dealing with rare diseases. Couple these challenges with the need to access often geographically dispersed patients and to develop research-naïve sites, and it becomes clear why you require a development partner with distinct expertise and a proven approach.
That’s where PPD comes in. Our cross-functional team of rare disease experts are leveraging in-depth experience recruiting small patient populations, proven regulatory and payer strategies and innovative digital trial technologies to break down barriers for patients and keep your trials on track.
We understand the unique challenges that rare disease patients face and reducing patient burden is at the forefront of PPD’s work.
The Care Ecosystem
The challenges of developing rare disease therapies are numerous and include the need to engage research-naïve sites and access small, widely dispersed patient populations.
We field direct input from patients, providers and caregivers to understand the patient burden of a disease and determine feasible therapeutic regimens. This early assessment of the patient’s care environment guides study and protocol design, while also positioning your clinical research program as a worthy care option – not as an obstacle along the way to a promising therapy.
We work with rare disease research organizations and advocacy groups while also connecting directly with physicians to identify patients.
PPD’S EXPERIENCE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS:
Rare Disease and Pediatric Center of Excellence
PPD’s Rare Disease and Pediatric Center of Excellence is an experienced and dedicated cross-functional center of excellence bringing together development and operational expertise from all therapeutic areas and critical functions within PPD for the success of your research programming. Our Rare Disease and Pediatric Center of Excellence team addresses strategic, operational, medical and scientific challenges presented by the studies in all rare indications.
PPD’s RARE DISEASE FRAMEWORK
Our medical, operational, regulatory and real-world experts design and operationalize studies with a customized approach.
- Focus on patients and caregivers
- Specialized workforce and rare disease operating model
- Dedicated general rare disease and indication-specific training for our research teams
- Massive investment in data and novel technologies bringing trials closer to patients
- Capitalize on our global footprint allowing for immediate updates on regulatory enviroments and the inclusion of broad, in-country and local language capabilties
We generate evidence to optimize market access for rare disease therapies including:
- Market access strategies and value stories supported by strong evidence
- Inclusion of the patient voice across the drug development life cycle
- Comprehensive real-world evidence generation and dissemination
- Interventional studies to bridge the gap between pre- and post-approval evidence requirements