Happy Birthday to Jessica Goldenberg

Happy birthday to Jessica Goldenberg, GCT Project Manager in the US. We all feel lucky to have such a dedicated and professional colleague on our team.

Wishing this year to bring you many memorable moments, new achievements and opportunities!

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a Halloween filled with lots of treats and much excitement!

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Happy Birthday to Yulia Pavlenko!

We are sending the warmest birthday wishes to Yulia Pavlenko, a very valuable member of our team! Yulia joined GCT team as a CRA, and became a Project Manager soon in only one year. She is an extremely responsible, professional and a highly efficient worker and also a lovely person to be around. We feel lucky Yulia came our way, and excited to celebrate her birthday.

 

World Stroke Day

Today stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death, but almost all strokes could be prevented. (World Stroke Organization)

Having a stroke inevitably brings a high level of damage to the person’s health, and brain cells in particular. To reduce the negative outcomes of having a stroke, it is crucial to recognize it as soon as possible. So here are the most common signs and symptoms of it:

  1. Sudden numbness in the face or any part of the body
  2. Speech difficulty
  3. Having trouble walking
  4. Having trouble seeing clearly
  5. Confusion
  6. Severe headache

If you or someone else experiences any of these symptoms, immediately call emergency services for professional diagnosis.

Let’s spread more awareness to minimize the consequences of having a stroke!

Happy Diwali to the GCT India Team

Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of people in India. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, praises new beginnings, the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Dhanteras (October 25, 2019) marks the beginning of the five-day long Diwali festival. Monday, October 28th is the main day of celebration. 

 

MEDSTARTUP 2019

Our team had the wonderful two days participating at the MEDSTARTUP 2019, organized by The Galien Foundation and  Business France in New York. GCT President, Dr. Apter, Director of Business Development, Nataliya Katsnelson and Associate of Business Development, Elizaveta Medvedeva were there to enjoy the program. It was excellently prepared to bring together innovators and stakeholders facilitating a pleasant environment to initiate new connections and partnerships.

GCT at CPHI, WW in Frankfurt

November 5-11, the world’s largest pharmaceutical exhibition, CPhI Worldwide will gather the experts within the pharmaceutical industry in Frankfurt. There will be representatives from every stage of the pharmaceutical supply chain – from ingredients and FDF to machinery, packaging, outsourcing and biopharmaceuticals.

Please contact us at bd@gctrials.com to set up a meeting with Aleksandr Stiblo, GCT Deputy Director of Business Development, who will attend CPhI on November 5th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Investigator Meetings recently held by GCT in Europe

Two investigators meetings were organized to support the start-up of the projects awarded to GCT. The first one took place in Warsaw, Poland, and gathered over 20 sites from 3 European countries for the Phase II Ophthalmology study discussion.

The second was organized in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in early October, and was devoted to the training of sites personnel involved in the pediatric Phase III trial in patients with a rare neurological disorder.

Both studies are in the active start-up.

Approval Received for Clinical Study in Romania

This month, an approval was granted by Romanian National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices to conduct the study in patients with inoperable liver cancers non-responding to standard therapy. Promising research is being carried out by GCT team in Romania and sponsored by a EU based company. The patient enrollment is expected to start shortly following the Investigator Meeting in Bucharest.

GCT has an extensive Oncology expertise in EU, Russia, Ukraine and USA, and this project is another opportunity for the company to enhance it.

Pictured: Monument of Rebirth in front of the MOH building in Bucharest, Romania, image courtesy by Dennis Jarvis under CC BY-SA 2.0

World Mental Health Awareness Day

Happy Birthday to Dr. Samer Hilan!

Happy Birthday to our country lead and Project Manager in Bulgaria, Samer Hilan. Dr. Hilan has been with Global Clinical Trials since 2014, and it’s been an absolute delight to have him on our team.

Wishing Dr. Hilan a wonderful day today, and may every day bring him new opportunities and more joy.

Dussehra festival in India

Yesterday was the last day of the Dussehra festival in India, which is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm across the country.  This year it took place from September 29th until October 8th – the tenth day.

Congratulations to our colleagues and fellow field professionals in India – we hope you had a splendid time celebrating!

New office in Hungary

GCT Hungarian team had their first day working at the new office yesterday. Due to the continuous growth in operations and the number of employees, GCT decided to move to a larger, more comfortable facility.

Our new location is:

Fehérvári út 44.,
1113 Budapest

Congratulations to our colleagues in Hungary, and hope you are enjoying the new place!

 

Dr. Apter at the CINP

Dr. Apter discussed ‘breakthroughs & controversies in mood, psychosis, schizophrenia, ADHD, and insomnia’ at the 2019 CINP International Meeting. It took place on October 3-5 at Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece.

The 2019 CINP International Meeting expanded on the 2017 Prague Meeting on Treatment-Resistant Depression and extend the program to a wider field of psychiatry. The event brought together the field professionals from all over the globe and became a wonderful platform for sharing expertise and networking.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year (WHO)

The number one factor that increases the risk of breast cancer is the history of having the disease personally or in the family. Other factors might include poor ecological conditions, exposure to radiation and obesity. The risk of having the disease also increases with age. Early diagnosis is crucial to improving treatment outcomes. Mammography and Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) are the two most popular methods used for screening of breast cancer.

Oncology is one of the main therapeutic areas we focus on at GCT, having performed numerous studies in Breast Cancer over the past few years.

Happy Birthday to Alexey Lobanov

Today is the birthday of the GCT IT Director, Alexey Lobanov. He has been working at GCT since 2005, and continues to contribute his professionalism and new solutions to the company every day. It is an absolute pleasure to have Alexey on our team.

It was great to celebrate together with Alexey at our St. Petersburg office today, and we wish him a wonderful year ahead!

 

25 September: World Pharmacist Day

Becoming a pharmacist demands a broad expertise and commitment to the profession. Congratulations to each of the 4 million pharmacists all over the globe, and a huge thank you for your hard work providing safe and effective medicine to patients every day!

Fall Equinox

Today, September 23 the Northern and Southern hemispheres experience the same amount of daylight.

GCT wishes everyone a Happy first day of Fall!

India: linguistic diversity in clinical trials

India has 22 recognized languages. A clinical trial that involves 15-20 sites would necessitate translation of the Informed Consent Form (ICF) and the Participant Information Sheet (PIS) into 10 different languages. All other essential documents can be submitted to Regulatory Authorities and Ethics Committees in English.

Global Clinical Trials expanded the coverage to India, and established an office in Mumbai in 2017. GCT-India staff has decades of experience and the expertise to handle all the aspects of your clinical trial professionally and smoothly.

September: Blood Cancer Awareness Month

There are three major types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Blood cancer is rare and hard to diagnose. This is why many patients are left untreated during early stages of the disease. Symptoms may include: chest pain, fever, frequent infections and overall weakness.

Yearly, about 1 000 000 people worldwide are diagnosed with blood cancer.

Global Clinical Trials has successfully conducted several Phase II and Phase III studies in Lymphoma, and is familiar with the challenges blood cancer poses. We would like to use this opportunity to spread awareness about this group of diseases, and we hope that the diagnosis and treatments methods become more effective and precise very soon.

 

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