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May 20, 2022
Do you know the history behind Clinical Trials Day?
Unlike most unusual (seemingly made up) days of the year, Clinical Trials Day has a great deal of history behind it — centuries, actually. Annually on May 20th, Clinical Trials Day honors the legacy of James Lind, a Scottish doctor, who conducted one of the first ever clinical trials in 1747.Lind was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy, often arguing the health benefits of better ventilation aboard ships, improved cleanliness of sailors' bodies, clothing and bedding, and below-deck fumigation. During his time serving on the HMS Salisbury, British seamen were contracting scurvy at an alarming rate after just two months at sea, with some even succumbing to the disease.
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April 14, 2022
When You Need to Optimize Your Clinical Supply Chain Management
In this blog, the second in our series on clinical supply chain management optimization, we’ll highlight these mistakes and issues and the operational problems they cause that can negatively impact the probability of a successful clinical trial.
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April 1, 2022
Who Needs Clinical Supply Chain Management Optimization
Keeping track of investigational product (IP), lab kits, equipment, and other supplies is a clinical operations problem that often results in missing study drugs, expired lab kits, lost biological samples, and delayed resupply shipments—all signs that there is a need for clinical supply chain management optimization.
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December 1, 2021
Uncovering Hidden Clinical Trial Supply and Sample Management Challenges: Insights from OCT New England
OCT New England revealed hidden clinical trial supply and sample management challenges
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November 3, 2021
Signs It’s Time to Automate Your Clinical Trial Supply Chain
Slope's improvements to clinical trial supply chain management, operations, and logistics just got a big vote of confidence from investors
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October 6, 2021
Slope Raises $20M in Series A Funding to Revolutionize Clinical Trial Operations through Automation
Slope today announced the closing of a $20 million Series A financing, led by global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), to accelerate go-to-market efforts and further expand into decentralized and direct-to-patient clinical trials.
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April 20, 2021
Do You Know Where Your Samples Are?
You probably don't, and it's probably been an issue in previous trials. Why is this such a problem? What is the potential impact? How do you fix it?
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December 11, 2020
Don't Get Bit
It’s 4:45 PM on a Friday and a CRA gets a call. One of their Research Sites is scrambling. They have a patient coming in on Monday, and just discovered that all of the kits they need for a critical baseline visit are expired.
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November 19, 2020
We Make Clinical Trials Boring
"Doveryai, no proveryai." This old Russian proverb presents an open challenge to the clinical research industry. It translates to "trust, but verify."
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August 19, 2020
Mountains of Lab Kits
Inventory surrounds us. It’s in your house, at your gas station, in your grocer’s freezer, and on the shelves of your Research Site’s supply closets and pharmacy. Inventory is something that demands attention and careful management.
Read more
May 20, 2022
Do you know the history behind Clinical Trials Day?
Unlike most unusual (seemingly made up) days of the year, Clinical Trials Day has a great deal of history behind it — centuries, actually. Annually on May 20th, Clinical Trials Day honors the legacy of James Lind, a Scottish doctor, who conducted one of the first ever clinical trials in 1747.Lind was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy, often arguing the health benefits of better ventilation aboard ships, improved cleanliness of sailors' bodies, clothing and bedding, and below-deck fumigation. During his time serving on the HMS Salisbury, British seamen were contracting scurvy at an alarming rate after just two months at sea, with some even succumbing to the disease.
Read more
April 14, 2022
When You Need to Optimize Your Clinical Supply Chain Management
In this blog, the second in our series on clinical supply chain management optimization, we’ll highlight these mistakes and issues and the operational problems they cause that can negatively impact the probability of a successful clinical trial.
Read more
April 1, 2022
Who Needs Clinical Supply Chain Management Optimization
Keeping track of investigational product (IP), lab kits, equipment, and other supplies is a clinical operations problem that often results in missing study drugs, expired lab kits, lost biological samples, and delayed resupply shipments—all signs that there is a need for clinical supply chain management optimization.
Read more
December 1, 2021
Uncovering Hidden Clinical Trial Supply and Sample Management Challenges: Insights from OCT New England
OCT New England revealed hidden clinical trial supply and sample management challenges
Read more
November 3, 2021
Signs It’s Time to Automate Your Clinical Trial Supply Chain
Slope's improvements to clinical trial supply chain management, operations, and logistics just got a big vote of confidence from investors
Read more
April 20, 2021
Do You Know Where Your Samples Are?
You probably don't, and it's probably been an issue in previous trials. Why is this such a problem? What is the potential impact? How do you fix it?
Read more
December 11, 2020
Don't Get Bit
It’s 4:45 PM on a Friday and a CRA gets a call. One of their Research Sites is scrambling. They have a patient coming in on Monday, and just discovered that all of the kits they need for a critical baseline visit are expired.
Read more
November 19, 2020
We Make Clinical Trials Boring
"Doveryai, no proveryai." This old Russian proverb presents an open challenge to the clinical research industry. It translates to "trust, but verify."
Read more
August 19, 2020
Mountains of Lab Kits
Inventory surrounds us. It’s in your house, at your gas station, in your grocer’s freezer, and on the shelves of your Research Site’s supply closets and pharmacy. Inventory is something that demands attention and careful management.
Read more
October 6, 2021
Slope Raises $20M in Series A Funding to Revolutionize Clinical Trial Operations through Automation
Slope today announced the closing of a $20 million Series A financing, led by global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), to accelerate go-to-market efforts and further expand into decentralized and direct-to-patient clinical trials.
Read more

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