GCT at Russian Conference

Aleksandr Stiblo, Deputy Director BD, and Maria Voynova, Clinical Research Associate, attended local russian conference dedicated to issues of preclinical and clinical studies of drugs, biomedical cell products and clinical trials of medical devices. The event took place in St. Petersburg on 10th and 11th of June, gathering together regulatory authorities, biopharma companies, ethical committees, investigators and contract research organizations.

Among the topics discussed were current issues in conducting clinical studies of medical products, devices and biomedical cell products. For instance, there was a discussion about clinical trials with adaptive designs and combined phase designs in Russia. Russian Regulatory Authority (Roszdravnadzor) shared latest insights about Sponsor/CRO risk-based inspection model.

BIO International Conference 2019

Last week Global Clinical Trials team exhibited at the BIO International Convention (3-6 June, Philadelphia). The event was a success, and it was an excellent platform for partnering, networking and sharing insights with the industry professionals.

GCT looks forward to meeting up with the colleagues and to discussing the latest updates in the field at the future events.

The prize is 3 nights in South Beach Miami!


The BIO International Convention was a lot of fun, and GCT team had a raffle at the booth together with our guests.

The lucky winner, Ronald Eggert is to spend 3 nights at the Setai Hotel in South Beach Miami!

It was great having so many participants, and we feel very excited for Ron who is about to have such a wonderful vacation in Miami!


Global Clinical Trials is at BIO

GCT team represented by:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Apter, President
  • Dr. Eugene Selivra, CEO
  • Ms. Nataliya Katsnelson, Director of Business Development
  • Ms. Jessica Goldenberg, Project Manager, US Operations

is currently exhibiting at BIO International Convention.

The event takes place in Philadelphia, PA, and it facilitates the perfect environment for sharing knowledge and expertise in clinical research as well as for partnering with fellow professionals. GCT team is there 3-6 of June and is happy to connect with professionals from the industry.

If you would like to schedule a meeting, please email us at bd@gctrials.com .

Our booth is located at the Exhibitor Halls A – E – 2854 – click here to see GCT on the map.

Happy Birthday to Nataliya Katsnelson!

Happy Birthday to our Director of Business Development, Nataliya Katsnelson!

Natalya has been with us for over 5 years, and she is truly a crucial part of the global GCT operations. All of us at GCT are extremely grateful to have Nataliya on the team, as we look up to her professionalism, dedication and every day motivation.

Today we wish Nataliya to stay positive and cheerful, and to have all of her dreams come true!


GCT SOP training

GCT SOPs are regularly updated and all of the employees are trained in a timely manner. We believe that this ensures quality of services we provide as a Contract Research Organization on the daily basis.

GCT staff received SOP training today from our QA Director at the St. Petersburg office. Team members from other local offices joined the training remotely.


Happy Birthday to Olga Aleksandrova!

Today we are celebrating the birthday of Olga E. Aleksandrova, General Director of GCT Russian office.

We hope that today and the whole year will be filled with smiles, joy and happiness. Everyone here at GCT wishes Olga best of luck in all the areas of her life.

Happy Birthday!

GCT at the “White Nights” International Ophthalmology Congress

The 25th congress takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia this week (May 27th – 31st). It brings together ophthalmology professionals from all over the world and is devoted to new technologies and treatment methods of various eye diseases: glaucoma, cataract surgery, corneal dystrophic-degenerative disease, neuro-ophthalmology, orbital pathology, refraction surgery, vision correction. Global Clinical Trials will be exhibiting at during the whole event week.

GCT has a solid experience in ophthalmology clinical trials. Having conducted over 50 trial in various eye disease indications, we are eager to share our expertise and to make new connections at the congress.

Dr. Umakanta Sahoo at the Annual Clinical Trials Summit in Mumbai

GCT Managing Director in India, Dr. Umakanta Sahoo is currently participating at the 10th Annual Clinical Trials Summit 2019. The event takes place in Mumbai today. Biotech and pharma companies, doctors, researchers and other experts from the field of clinical trials are there at the conference to share their expertise, knowledge and discoveries.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Sahoo to discuss partnership opportunities, please contact us at bd@gctrials.com.

GCT interview for US Biopharma 2019

GCT Director of Business Development, Nataliya Katsnelson spoke with the Global Business Reports editors about the benefits of conducting clinical research abroad and the recent changes in the industry. While the volume of research in the United States  dominates other regions due to it’s market attractiveness for the  companies worldwide, the obvious growth of international research is evident.

The interview was published in the GBR issue of United States Biopharmaceuticals 2019, which comprises the following related topics: R&D, Contract Services, Drug discovery, Regulations and compliance, and more.

The publication can be accessed via this link: https://www.gbreports.com/files/pdf/_2019/US_Biopharma_2019.pdf

GCT is exhibiting at BIO 2019

June 3-6 2019 meet Global Clinical Trials team at BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. BIO 2019 will draw the top biotechnology and pharma leaders from 67 countries and every channel of the industry!

Our CEO, Eugene Selivra, MD , Director of Business Development, Nataliya Katsnelson and PM of US Operations, Jessica Goldenberg will attend the event connecting with other professionals and sharing best CRO practices. To schedule a meeting, contact us at .

Our booth is located at the Exhibitor Halls A – E – 2854 (https://bio19.mapyourshow.com/7_0/floorplan/?hallID=A&selectedBooth=booth~2854).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Epilepsy Awareness Week

May 20th opens the National Epilepsy Week. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, and it can affect people of all ages.

However, epileptic seizures can be controlled, and up to 70% of people living with epilepsy could become seizure free via the use of appropriate and affordable anti-seizure medicines. Yet, according to WHO, most of the people with epilepsy living in the middle- and low- income countries do not get the treatment they need.

GCT has conducted a number of clinical trials in Epilepsy: both adult and pediatric population. Please contact us at bd@gctrials.com for more information about our experience and services.

Happy Clinical Trials Day!

Bringing a new medical product onto the market is far from being an easy task. The process starts with drug discovery and further extensive development, which requires many steps, such as regulatory approvals, finding the right Investigators, Patients and conducting complicated clinical studies. This usually takes several years, a substantial budget and a lot of persistence. However, the outcomes, when successful, are well worth it. We owe every new drug, medical device or treatment method to clinical trials.

GCT would like to congratulate every professional involved in this complicated but a very rewarding process. Happy Clinical Trials Day and special thanks to all our company employees for their hard work!



Dr. Apter will attend Biomed 2019

Biomed 2019 is the 18th Israeli Life Science and Technology week that will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 14-16. This year the conference is planning to expand the range of the discussed topics from diagnosis, monitoring and treatment to trends and innovations in the healthcare system.

GCT President, Dr. Apter will be there at the conference sharing his expertise and networking with fellow professionals. Please contact us at bd@gctrials.com to schedule a meeting!

Spreading Awareness about MS

April 22-28 is the Multiple Sclerosis Week. We hope that as a society, we will become more aware of this condition, as it is the most widespread disabling neurological disease in the world.

Simply put, Multiple Sclerosis is a problem in communication between the brain and the rest of the body that is cased by the nerve damage.

Some of the symptoms of MS include lack of coordination, numbness of one or multiple parts of the body, vision problems, and slurred speech. However, they vary greatly from person to person. If you or your loved one has any of the symptoms, visit a doctor for the diagnosis.

The cure for MS hasn’t been found. Nevertheless, there is an abundance of medications and treatment techniques that help patients manage the symptoms and reach a long-term remission.

One of GCT’s main therapeutic focus areas has historically been Central Nervous System. Our CRO has conducted numerous studies in CNS diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis. Following the latest updates in the MS treatment, we are optimistic about the future of the research and drug development for this condition.

Database Lock for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Study

We are delighted to announce the achievement of a huge milestone in the Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Phase II trial. Database for this oncology study was locked last Thursday, 18 April 2019.

This is a randomized, parallel group multicenter international study. Global Clinical Trials has been responsible for the full support of the trial in Ukraine, including regulatory support, site selection, and monitoring at the Ukrainian sites.

Thank you to everyone participating in the study for your hard work and efforts. Now GCT is preparing for study close-out.

Image credit: Kiev, in public domain

GCT President at Kiev Clinical Research Forum 2019

The 2nd Kiev Clinical Research Forum is a platform that brings together clinical trials professionals from all over the industry. The main topic is about various aspects of conducting clinical studies in Eastern Europe and how they differ from those which are conducted in other regions.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Apter, GCT President is one of the key speakers at the conference. Dr. Apter has been involved in Clinical Research for more than 30 years, and he was the principal investigator for over 300 trials. Dr. Apter will talk about the advantages of conducting clinical studies in the EE region. He will also point out the challenges that Sponsors are likely to face there, and finally will share his professional advice on how to overcome them. Since 2001 GCT has been conducting clinical trials in Eastern Europe and has gathered unique expertise and connections.

GCT is looking forward to taking part in the Forum, renewing old friendships, making new connections with fellow professionals, and sharing our expertise.

GCT at Startup Tour

Aleksandr Stiblo, Deputy Director, Business Development and Elizaveta Medvedeva, Associate, Business Development are currently participating at Open Innovations Startup Tour in St. Petersburg. The event takes place 18-19 of April, and it is an ideal opportunity for learning about most recent high-tech projects in various fields, including medicine and pharmaceuticals in Russia.

The presentations of the pharma and medical device companies on their new technologies were highly informative and exciting today. We are looking forward to coming back tomorrow to witness the start-up contest and to expand our local network!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Mnozhynskyy!

Today we are celebrating birthday of Dmytro Mnozhynskyy, Director of GCT Ukraine operations and global Project Manager. Dmytro has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, and has been with GCT for over 10 years now.

Dear Dmytro, may this year bring you a lot of happiness, joy and many new precious memories! All of us at GCT are very proud to have you as a crucial part of our team.

Happy Birthday, Dmytro! We hope you are having a wonderful day!

World Hypertension Day

Today, May 17 is dedicated to the condition known as Hypertension. Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the main factors of cardiovascular diseases, which, in their turn, are the cause of 31 % of deaths. Hypertension affects 1.13 billion people worldwide (WHO).

Often there are no obvious symptoms of high blood pressure, and the cause may lie in many factors including heredity, certain physical traits and everyday habits. However, there are ways to manage this condition. If you or your loved ones suffer from hypertension, here are the lifestyle choices worth considering:

  1. Managing your weight through following a healthy diet can improve your blood pressure. Some of the recommendations are eating less salt (5 g per day) and trying to eat more polyunsaturated fats. (They are the “good fats” that can help lower blood cholesterol, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.)
  2. Regular Exercise can strengthen your heart muscle, reduce body weight and blood pressure.

Global Clinical Trials has substantial experience conducting clinical trials in Cardiovascular and related diseases. We believe that World Hypertension Day is a wonderful opportunity to spread knowledge and awareness about how to fight Hypertension.

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