The rapid pace of development of COVID-19 vaccines and antibodies has redefined expectations for clinical trials. As SARS-CoV-2 variants such as Delta continue to fuel the epidemic, the industry must continue to ensure testing and clinical trials stay ahead of mutations.
To get a clearer sense of what the ramifications of this accelerated development will be for the industry at large, we spoke with Neta Bendelac, senior director of strategy at 4G Clinical, which offers software and services for clinical drug trials.
Drug Discovery & Development: What impact has the pandemic had on trials for COVID-19 therapies?
Neta Bendelac: Speed was the most important factor for the early COVID-19 studies as many sponsors raced to get promising therapies and potential vaccines into the clinic. We all felt the urgency, all day, every day. It made sense for the FDA to sti…