World AIDS Day, observed every year on December 1st, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS, remembering those who have died, and showing support for the millions living with HIV/AIDS.
World AIDS Day provides an opportunity to recognize the role that clinical research continues to play in developing treatments and therapies that radically reduce mortality and improve the lives of patients worldwide.
In 1987, AZT, the first antiretroviral treatment, was licensed for use in the USA. More successful treatments followed in the 1990s and 2000s. Protease inhibitors were subsequently developed which radically decreased the progression of HIV to AIDS and drastically reduced mortality. Today, people diagnosed with HIV can choose from over 40 medications and given the right combination, live long and healthy lives. However, the fight continues to ensure wider access to these revolutionary drugs, especially in low income countries.
Advancements in HIV treatment would not have been possible without clinical trials and HIV patients volunteering to participate in them. Clinical research continues to develop more advanced treatments and significant efforts are being made to make HIV treatments more widely available. Recently, clinical trial researchers have been developing new treatments aimed at eliminating the need for daily medication as well as immunotherapy and cell therapy treatments.
Cromos Pharma has managed dozens of HIV-related clinical trials since 2004. We are pleased to support World AIDS Day to help reduce stigma and show solidarity with those living with HIV/AIDS. We are proud to play our part in advancing new treatments and the development of affordable generics to help increase access to therapies.
Cromos Pharma is pleased to share news about our latest project - an international double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of RPH-104 in acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). The trial involving patients in the US and in Russia will investigate how a biologic RPH-104 developed by R-Pharm can reduce an acute inflammatory response after myocardial infarction and lead to improved outcomes for STEMI patients.
Throughout March we have been highlighting colorectal cancer, the amazing teams of researchers who are continuously fighting this disease, as well as the millions of patients and families who have been deeply affected by this silent killer. To close out this month of awareness-raising we want to introduce you to a real-life hero and colon cancer survivor - Arlene.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common and second most deadly cancer worldwide according to 2020 figures from the Global Cancer Observatory.
Ukraine, the eight largest European country by population, is an attractive location for sponsors conducting clinical research for a number of key reasons. Cromos Pharma has been successfully managing clinical trials in Ukraine since 2006. This article looks at just some of the benefits of locating your next study here.
Cromos Pharma is continuously developing and looking to explore new territories when it comes to clinical research. In line with this spirit of discovery, we will be shortly commencing a new project in Uzbekistan supporting a study being conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
Cromos Pharma is delighted to be taking part in the upcoming DIA Europe conference (15 – 19 March 2021) and BIO-Europe Spring (22-25 March 2021).
February 11th is International Women and Girls in Science Day. A joint UNESCO and UN-Women initiative, it aims to promote the role of #WomenInScience and to challenge some of the barriers to girls pursuing a career in science.
Are you a sponsor seeking to conduct clinical trials in the European Union but do not have a registered office in the European Economic Area? If so, in order to comply with the European Union Clinical Trial Directive, you are required to work with a Legal Representative registered in an EEA country.
Each 4th February, #WorldCancerDay aims to raise awareness of the global personal, social and economic burden of cancer. World Cancer Day was established in Paris at the first World Cancer Summit in 2000.
As 2021 begins, many countries are grappling with a renewed surge of COVID-19 infections necessitating further public health restrictions putting more pressure on health systems, societies and global economies. The task of rolling out approved vaccines is increasingly urgent. Almost 16 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to date in 37 countries worldwide according to data compiled by Bloomberg ( updated 7 Jan 2021).
Tuesday 1 December marked World AIDS Day 2020. Although throughout this year our focus has been on the coronavirus pandemic, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to reflect on another pandemic where a virus passed from animals to humans with devastating consequences. To date 77 million people worldwide have been infected with HIV. In spite of innovative new treatments 35 million people have died from the virus.
If you missed the live webinar “Where in the world should I locate my pivotal clinical trial?” you can now watch the recording by clicking here. The webinar hosted by the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) and Workforce Genetics features Cromos Pharma's CEO Vlad Bogin, M.D, FACP.