Niche Outsourcing Month
'All of our work is about focusing on patient-centricity...and this makes our trials run very, very smoothly. ' For Oliver Timmis, CEO of patient group AKU Society, treating patients as partners isn't simply a box ticking exercise - it is the key to successful research.
Setting out to find a cure for the rare genetic disorder Alkaptonuria, Timmis and his team gained funding from the European Commission and formed partnerships with a CRO and pharmaceutical company to launch their own clinical trials. Even before the trials began, they worked with patients to make sure the design was suitable; 'from the start patient-centricity was key'.