Important Course Reminder - Avoid Generic Claims and Optimize New Product Development

Only two days remain to register for dicentra’s webinar on Avoid Generic Claims and Optimize New Product Development: Conducting Cost Effective Clinical Trials and the SR&ED Tax Credit.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Duration: 60 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session
Speaker: Jon-Paul Powers, Ph.D.

Without enough existing evidence to support product claims, many companies are finding themselves in a dilemma of either discontinuing a product or conducting a clinical trial to acquire the necessary evidence. Unfortunately, an overwhelming misconception exists that clinical trials are extremely expensive and are therefore not a viable route.

Jon-Paul Powers (about the speaker), Ph.D., a former assessment officer and unit head at the clinical trial division of the Natural Health Products Directorate, will be delivering this course to explore the benefits of clinical trials, particularly the benefit of avoiding generic health claims for your products. Dr. Powers will explain how to cost-effectively design, implement, and maintain a trial so that your company can bring your product to market with a unique claim and stand out from the rest of the crowd. Examples of trials and the potential expenses involved will be provided along with a discussion of how to protect the intellectual property developed through your trial, the regulatory requirements involved, and how to take advantage of possible grants and credits to further minimize costs.

Presidents, executive officers, VPs, directors and managers should attend this course to understand the costs and benefits involved in clinical trials for natural health products. Regulatory affairs personnel should also attend to understand the regulatory framework related to clinical trials and how positive clinical results will help to acquire a product license.

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