COVID-19 has raised the importance of research into fighting infectious diseases that threaten populations.
HIV is highly heterogeneous, creating barriers to diagnosing and treating the disease. Moreover, the HIV epidemic varies by region and country, necessitating different clinical research strategies across geographies. In this whitepaper, we discuss opportunities for addressing these challenges, best practices for managing infectious disease clinical trials and recent developments in HIV treatment.Read the whitepaper
Vaccine trials for respiratory viruses, even in the best of circumstances, present a number of operational challenges for researchers, many of which are exacerbated in the face of a pandemic created by a novel virus. We focus on the corresponding success factors that can keep pandemic respiratory vaccine trials running at optimal speed and efficiency.Read the whitepaper
Before antiretroviral treatment availability, life expectancy for a person living with HIV was reduced by approximately 12.5 years. Now, this same individual will have near-normal life expectancy.Download the infographic
The ICON Coronavirus Observatory applies powerful AI analysis and data visualisation to COVID-19 clinical trials news and social media, providing updates on the latest clinical trials, with insights into trending topics driving Coronavirus reporting. The Coronavirus Observatory also breaks down the global impact of the virus, looks at trending topics per country, and highlights important perspectives from the key organisations, including non-governmental organisations, public health authorities and the medical science community.
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How one virus accelerated vaccine research, spurring innovation and hope for a cure in another.
The success factors that can keep pandemic respiratory vaccine trials running at optimal speed and efficiency.
Is this a health risk that can be dealt with sooner than later?
A look at the potential impact of Coronavirus.
How COVID-19 altered clinical trials forever and what’s next.
Need for rapid diagnostic testing to identify and track people infected by or exposed to coronavirus.
Dr. Caroline Forkin and Shelley McLendon discuss a new decade of research and innovation on the horizon for HIV.
Running HIV trials requires new and creative approaches, to combat stigma and reflect the diverse cultural, lifestyle and biological circumstances.
COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Starting clinical trials in weeks, as opposed to months, should be possible post-pandemic. (PDF)
Irish clinical trials group Icon has revealed that it carried out the late-stage trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.
An immediate by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in antimicrobialresistant infections, including Clostridioides difficile.
The global effort to create a vaccine on such short notice is unprecedented.
ICON mobilised its vaccine resources to address the COVID-19 global pandemic. (PDF)
Evidence and lessons for public health policies.
Recommendations for study planning, enrolment, surveillance and study closeout.
ICON’s extensive Infectious Disease expertise enables us to consistently select the best sites, expedite start-up timelines, and achieve enrolment targets for our clients. We apply proven strategies to clinical trials that minimise risk and generate high-quality, reliable data reducing the time and cost of bringing new therapies to market.Read more about ICON's services in infectious diseases and vaccines