It costs, on average, $500 million to bring a drug to market.
Research delays cost industry $1.4 million a day.
Fast development = lower costs and higher market share.
Fast development = lower consumer costs.
New technology and global needs increase the need for clinical
The rate of clinical trials has doubled since 1980.
The number of patients in clinical trials has tripled.
Research-based pharmaceutical firms will spend over $24 billion
on research and development a year. The amount is increasing
at a +14% rate.
$8 billion (1/3) of this figure is devoted to new drugs in clinical
Independent research sites currently account for 40% of clinical