Informed Consent

This document is produced by the CEAL Inclusive Participation Group for investigators and trialists as best practices to maximize engagement, dispel misinformation and foster trust. The priority populations for these trials are minorities and the elderly. The purpose of informed consent it to ensure that a volunteer can make an informed choice about taking part,…

Huntsville bio-tech company works to educate minorities about COVID-19 vaccine

HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Two companies have received emergency use authorization from the FDA for COVID-19 vaccines. But FDA approval means very little to people who are overwhelming skeptical of any COVID-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, a lot of the skepticism lies with minorities, specifically African Americans. Acclinate Genetics, a black owned bio-tech company located on the Hudson…

Shifting the Drug Development Paradigm

As new technologies emerge, an opportunity to radically change clinical trials from site-centric to patient-centric has presented itself. Mereck’s (Kenilworth, NJ) digitally enabled clinical trial initiative is focused on reducing patient burden and increasing patient engagement. The four areas of focus in this paper are: use of technologies that can monitor drug adherence (smart dosing),…

Huntsville bio-tech company works to educate minorities about COVID-19 vaccine

HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Two companies have received emergency use authorization from the FDA for COVID-19 vaccines. But FDA approval means very little to people who are overwhelming skeptical of any COVID-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, a lot of the skepticism lies with minorities, specifically African Americans.  Acclinate Genetics, a black owned bio-tech company located on the Hudson…

Two Alabama bioscience companies receive AdvanSE Life Sciences Awards

Two Alabama-based companies and BioAlabama members – Acclinate and SiO2 Materials Science – have been recognized by Southeast Life Sciences as winners of the association’s AdvanSE Life Sciences Awards. The regional AdvanSE conference recognized Acclinate for best initial funding, while SiO2 was honored for best strategic partnership. This recognition further elevates Alabama’s growing bioscience sector, which during the COVID-19 pandemic has played an essential role…