1 Hour and 20 Minute Video | Robert Parson, Hologic

Clinical patient samples play a key role throughout the IVD development process, which can often take several years before obtaining market approval. Clinicians have been tasked with a growing demand for clinical patient samples with more precise patient information and are responsible for ensuring they have retained all the relevant clinical information to meet evidence based medicine requirements. This can be difficult, as many readily available samples are left over from hospital tests, lacking the necessary patient information. Prior to the selection of a clinical sample, it is critical for clinicians to clearly define the sample’s individual requirements including factors such as the number of samples, patient information and evidence of patient consent. Many have forecasted an enhanced pre- and post-market regulatory framework, which will likely affect the resources IVD manufacturers will have to dedicate to sourcing clinical patient samples.

  • Mapping sample necessities and considerations throughout IVD development and post-approval
  • Key considerations when determining appropriate sample population
    • Ensuring samples accurately representative intended use population
    • Weighing quantity and quality considerations
  • Outlining primary factors in determining appropriate sample size
  • Selecting/sourcing the most appropriate sample supplier
  • Methods for assuring IRB approval is achieved
    • Implementing procedures for ethical sample collection
    • Understanding manufacturer liabilities
  • Sample requirements for IVDs targeting novel therapies/biomarkers

Participants that will find this webinar most beneficial will be those involved in diagnostic companies.  Job titles of attendees that will be most applicable for this session will be:

  •     Clinical Research & Affairs Management
  •     Regulatory Affairs
  •     Quality Assurance









Robert Parson
Biostatistician IV


Robert (Bob) Parson is current a Biostatistician IV with Hologic. He recently accepted this role after a successful year of running his own consulting practice, Robert Parson Consulting Services LLC.  Prior to his consulting practice, Bob served as the Vice President, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs at Critical Diagnostics, which develops novel biomarkers to help physicians optimize patient care in cardiovascular diseases, while containing healthcare costs.



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