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Podcast Series: The Teckro Podcast
Welcome to Teckro Podcast. Our Digital Engagement Platform transforms clinical trial protocols into actionable information for research sites, monitors, and sponsors.
21 Oct 2021
Reason for Hope: Moving the Needle on Ovarian Cancer Survival Rates
14 Oct 2021
Strength in Numbers: Site Success through a "Teckro Powered" Community
5 Oct 2021
Virtual Coffee: Keeping Teams Connected
Over the last few years, we’ve seen more open discussions about the importance of positive mental health in the workplace. On World Mental Health Day, Karen Fennessy joins us on the podcast to talk about how Teckro is trying to keep people connected – especially when working as part of a global team. From virtual treasure hunts to taking a walk, Karen reflects on how the world of work has changed and the impacts on our mental wellbeing. “By having these weekly virtual coffee calls, we group people together. That's how we're getting people to stay connected.”
4 Oct 2021
Reaching the Tipping Point - Stakeholder Buy-In and the Network Effect
20 Sept 2021
Frances Reid: No Woman Left Behind.
2 Sept 2021
Maria Milas: Leaving the Airport Behind Post-Pandemic. A Day in the Life of a CRA
As COVID-19 grounded flights and changed how clinical trials operated, Clinical Research Associates discovered that their role was rapidly changing in the new digital environment. Teckro’s Maria Milas gives her insights into a day in the life as a CRA, both pre and post-pandemic. Technology has transformed the clinical trial landscape with patient-centricity as the core aim. Innovation means direct-to-patient logistics, real-time analytics and greater transparency in trial processes. Maria discusses how cluttered desks will become a thing of the past, her amazement at the speed of technological adoption and how via sensors, she could even tell if a patient had taken their medication!
20 Aug 2021
When Blood Runs Dry and Why Donating is Never "in Vein"
8 Aug 2021
Lydia Beaudette: There's an App for That! How "Intuitive" Tech Is Helping Site Staff Thrive
1 Aug 2021
Gary Hughes: Less Is More. Unless We’re Talking About Physicians in Clinical Trials.
We talk with Teckro CEO and Co-Founder Gary Hughes about his vision to engage every physician in clinical research, the 10 core principles that inspired Teckro's emphatic approach to platform design, and where he thinks the future lies for clinical trial technology. Gary explains why aiming for 10% better, faster or cheaper clinical trials is not the way forward, and what three core issues need to be addressed to make any real impact on the outcomes of clinical trials.
7 Jul 2021
Sonia Araujo: Evolution Leads to Revolution
We talk with Sonia Araujo, newly appointed General Manager of R&D Products on why pharma should focus on the next clear steps, not the next big thing. In our conversation, Sonia talks about the three things she is excited about for the future of the industry, the acceleration of digital adoption among biopharma companies, and what she wants to achieve at Teckro. As the newest member of the Teckro leadership team, she discusses tips to grow and maintain a successful R&D team. Sonia is a familiar face in the industry, with various product management responsibilities at Medidata, Veeva and IQVIA. In her career, she has built and managed software specifically for the life sciences industry, spanning the R&D spectrum and beyond. Visit our leadership page for more information, and connect with Sonia on LinkedIn here. “Pharma is a risk-averse industry, and I appreciate their accountability. But sponsors want to innovate, and if there’s one thing the pandemic has shown us it’s that tech is a strong enabler of this.”
2 Jul 2021
Malia Lewin: What They Want as Users, What They Need as Sites
Teckro’s Global Head of Strategy Malia Lewin explains how sponsors and sites can overcome the challenges and complexities of cancer trials by adopting an innovative approach to technology.
16 Jun 2021
Martin Lovell: How a Chance Reading of a Newspaper Article Saved My Life
On Men's Health Week, Martin Lovell tells us about his journey from prostate cancer diagnosis to recovery, and highlights why awareness was key to his survival.
2 Jun 2021
Kate Penn: Critical Thinking and Teckro’s Total Quality Management Approach
We talked with Kate Penn about her latest blog, Five Components of Critical Thinking that Underpin Teckro’s Total Quality Management Approach. In this podcast, she explains the role quality management plays in delivering clinical trial solutions, problem solving at Teckro, and why critical thinking is an important life skill for everyone. “Being able to communicate well is essential to critical thinking and that whole process. This includes asking questions and working well within the whole team that’s evaluating. You need to look at everything that’s on the table in a detached way – removing emotional attachment and pre-formed opinion.”
26 May 2021
Brendan Buckley: The Trial Design Spectrum, Vaccines and More
People often discuss clinical trials as if they are somehow all alike, a homogeneous process using very similar ways of testing medicines, but this is far from reality! Apart from differences between the trial phases, there are big differences in how trials are designed and executed, addressing the realities of the disease and the target population. In a follow-up to his recent blog, we speak to Teckro’s Chief Medical Officer Brendan Buckley discusses different types of trial designs, why you shouldn’t be worried about the COVID-19 vaccine, and more! You can listen to the interview below, and discover more of Brendan's articles on our blog.
17 May 2021
Reflections of a Research Nurse: A Discussion with Teckro's Siobhan McKenna on International Nurses Day
Siobhan McKenna, a Teckro senior clinical research specialist and trained research nurse talks about a typical day working on a clinical trial, her experience administering the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Irish rollout, and why this has been a year like no other for nurses. “It's a bittersweet year. You do hear about a lot of nurses being burnt out, but they've helped people come through the pandemic. I hope they get recognition.”
29 Apr 2021
Andrea Parish: How Teckro Unlocks Site Engagement for More Efficient Clinical Trials
Site engagement is a vital component when it comes to ensuring trials can get back on track quickly. In a follow-up to her recent blog on how boosting site engagement with Teckro's Digital Engagement Platform leads to better clinical trial outcomes, we speak to Andrea Parish about why being able to communicate in real-time completely changes the game for clinical trials, and more! You can listen to the interview below, and discover more of Andrea's articles on our blog.