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Innovative Trials

Innovative Trials is a leading global clinical trial patient recruitment and retention company. With over 10 years’ experience, Innovative Trials deploys “boots-on-the-ground” recruitment experts in over 70 countries, addressing individual sites’ unique recruitment and retention challenges in local language.

Innovative Trials has experience in 25 therapeutic areas and 90+ conditions working with some of the biggest global pharmaceuticals, Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) and biotech companies.

Innovative Trials was founded in 2010 by Kate Shaw and Dave Watkins after identifying a growing need for clinical trial patient recruitment support.

Areas of Expertise

Patient Recruitment

Site Optimization

Referral Support

Community Engagement

Proactive & Rescue Studies

Rare disease

Traditional Clinical Trials

Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs)

Hybrid Clinical Trials

Corporate Social Responsibility

Equality and Diversity Commitment

Innovative Trials is committed to ensuring we eliminate discrimination from all of our processes and culture. Our Equality and Diversity Committee is here to support the company in creating an organisation where the working environment is accessible, responsive and appropriate to people where all employees can fully contribute, develop and flourish at work, irrespective of their personal characteristics.

Our commitment is to :

  • Take an overview of equality, diversity and human rights issue to support the company’s strategic agenda in this area.
  • Work within Equality and Human Rights Commission guidelines and codes of practice.
  • To oversee the design, implementation and periodic review of IT’s equality objectives.
  • To oversee the implementation, completion, monitoring, audit and evaluation of the Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) process for policy and procedures.

Team

Marco Lassandro
Marketing & Communications Manager
marco.lassandro@innovativetrials.com
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Leanne Keem
Head of Operations and Client Relationships
leanne.keem@innovativetrials.com
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Press Releases

Innovative Trials opens first US office

The leading global patient recruitment organisation has opened its first international office in the Raleigh, North Carolina

Innovative Trials partners with MS Society

UK-based patient recruitment company announces its annual charity partnership in support of multiple sclerosis

FREE Live Webinar - Accelerating Patient recruitment in Clinical Trials post COVID-19 - 8th June 2022

Innovative Trials and Parexel invite you to attend the live webinar

Innovative Trials named a finalist in the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards

The patient recruitment organisation has been shortlisted in the Inspiring Hertfordshire awards

Innovative Trials suspends services in Russia in response to Ukraine war

Kate Shaw, Founder & CEO of the leading patient recruitment organisation based in Letchworth (UK), on the current Russia-Ukraine situation.

Meet Innovative Trials at SCOPE 2022

Stop by Booth 1015 to meet the Innovative Trials' team during SCOPE 2022

Innovative Trials named Best global Patient Recruitment Company of 2021

Innovative Trials, has been named Best Global Patient Recruitment Company by the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2021.

Innovative Trials wins the Queen’s Award

Innovative Trials presented with Queen’s Award for international excellence in clinical trial patient recruitment

White Papers and Resources

Kate Shaw reflects on Innovative Trials' first US office openings

On Thanksgiving, Kate Shaw, Founder and CEO of Innovative Trials, reflects on the company first US office opening

Innovative Trials on the latest ABPI report

Kate Shaw, Innovative Trials Founder & CEO, commented on the latest ABPI report

Innovative Trials featuring in a Clinical Trials Arena article

Leanne Keem, Head of Operations and Client Relationship at Innovative Trials, featured in a recent article.

FREE Live Webinar - Overcoming Patient Recruitment Challenges in Rare Disease Trials

Innovative Trials and Pfizer invite you to attend the live webinar

Accelerating patient recruitment post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has hugely affected clinical trials and patient recruitment, with the entire industry on hold for some time causing backlogs and delays most of the studies.

Windrush Day

Innnovative Trials' Equality & Diversity committee raises awareness around Windrush Day and the Windrush generation

Celebrating World Blood Donor Day

Each 14th June World Blood Donor day is celebrated around the world to spread awareness around the importance of giving blood.

Improving diversity in clinical trial patient recruitment

A key requirement for clinical trials is to understand the effect of potential treatments on the patient populations that will benefit most. Despite this, many studies find diverse patient recruitment challenging and this can have major implications.

Increasing patient randomisation rate by 200% for a Top 5 global pharma

Phase IIa Moderate to Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa Case Study

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

In the latest blog post, Innovative Trials' Equality & Diversity committee focuses on eating disorders

FREE Live Webinar - Diversity in Clinical Trials - 24th February

Innovative Trials, Pfizer and Parexel invite you to attend the live webinar

Three predictions for the clinical trial industry in 2022

Kate Shaw, Innovative Trials Founder & CEO, looks ahead to 2022 by listing three predictions for the clinical trial industry in 2022

World Cancer Day - February 2022

World Cancer Day is celebrated around the world in February in February and innovative Trials wants to take this opportunity to raise awareness around cancer

Personalised medicine: driving a need for greater diversity in clinical trials
Kate Shaw, Innovative Trials' Founder & CEO, investigates one of the biggest challenges facing clinical research today.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Month

In this first 2022 blog, the Innovative Trials' Equality & Diversity committee will be looking at raising awareness around Cervical Cancer

Interview with Kate Shaw, Innovative Trials' Founder/CEO

2021 has been a very busy year for Innovative Trials and Kate Shaw discusses the main highlights.

Diversity in clinical trials: looking back at our 2021 blogs
In this blog, we look back at the Innovative Trials' Equality & Diversity (E&D) committee blogs across 2021
Accelerating patient recruitment in clinical trials with the Clinical Enrolment Managers (CEMs)

How Innovative Trials' global Clinical Enrolment Managers (CEMs) give clinical trial sites the local touch

Six ways to improve diversity in clinical trials

Diversity is becoming increasingly important as a focus of clinical trials. This whitepaper gives six approaches that could be implemented to help make diversity a bigger focus on your clinical trials.

Men’s Health Awareness Month

In this November blog, Innovative Trials will be looking at the men's health and the Movember movement which aims at raising awareness around men's health

Lupus Awareness Month

In this second October’s blog, we will be looking into Lupus in clinical trials: its symptoms, complications, treatments, incidence and focus on diversity.

Black community representation in clinical trials

This Black History Month, we discuss the black representation in clinical trials and the effects COVID-19 has had on the black community.

Videos and Podcasts

Latest Tweets

Awards

Best Global Patient Recruitment Company  - 2021

Queen's Award for Enterprise -  2020/2025

National Business Women’s Awards - 2019

Inspire Hertfordshire Awards - 2019

SME Hertfordshire Business Awards - 2019

Networks

The Road to Equality

Company Details

Innovative Trials

+44 (0) 1707 378 581

Contact Website

Address:
Innovative Trials Ltd, Innovative House
Avenue One
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 2WW
United Kingdom

Latest content on this profile

Kate Shaw reflects on Innovative Trials' first US office openings
On Thanksgiving, Kate Shaw, Founder and CEO of Innovative Trials, reflects on the company first US office opening
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Innovative Trials on the latest ABPI report
Kate Shaw, Innovative Trials Founder & CEO, commented on the latest ABPI report
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Innovative Trials featuring in a Clinical Trials Arena article
Leanne Keem, Head of Operations and Client Relationship at Innovative Trials, featured in a recent article.
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Overcoming Patient Recruitment Challenges in Rare Disease Trials
Rare diseases are thought to affect up to 446 million people worldwide. With more than 7,000 rare diseases, most of which are genetic, it’s vital all patients can access new and effective treatments.We know patient recruitment can be challenging even for non-complex trials, but this issue is exacerbated for rare disease studies due to the much smaller patient populations involved. This can lead to lengthy delays in bringing what can be cutting-edge and potentially life-changing therapies to market.With the global rare disease market expected to be worth more than US$547 billion within the next 10 years overcoming these challenges is critical. This webinar will:explore some of the patient recruitment challenges in rare disease studies, particularly relating to sickle cell trialshear from a patient and family member about what it means to live with a rare disease and highlight strategies to accelerate patient recruitment for these specialized trials.Learning ObjectivePatient recruitment challenges in rare disease studiesChallenges in sickle cells studiesFamily/Patient perspectiveAccelerating patient recruitment in rare disease studiesSpeaker 1 - Whitney Taynton - Business Unit Head, Site Enrollment Optimization, Innovative TrialsSpeaker 2 - Donna Dail - Director, Patient Recruitment Programs (Rare Disease)Speaker 3 - Margaret Alege - Patient
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FREE Live Webinar - Overcoming Patient Recruitment Challenges in Rare Disease Trials
Innovative Trials and Pfizer invite you to attend the live webinar
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Innovative Trials opens first US office
We are incredibly excited to announce the opening of our very first US office! This is an incredible milestone towards our mission to accelerate clinical development. Read the full press release here: https://bit.ly/39QVvpD Innovative Trials website: https://bit.ly/3OS4ru1 Follow our social media. LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3zfIhLs Instagram: https://bit.ly/3zeP7AY Twitter: https://bit.ly/3zLqL3z Facebook: https://bit.ly/3PIjXZS
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