IRT Transformation for Greater Supply Efficiency

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical, Drug Discovery & Development,
  • Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Interactive Response Technology (IRT) systems have been a mainstay for clinical trials for more than two decades. During that time, trials and systems have advanced at a rapid pace, creating new possibilities for greater supply efficiency.

But what do those advancements really mean for sponsors and how to decide where to make changes that will make a difference?

In this webinar, hear first-hand accounts from clinical trial supply experts with deep expertise and first-hand knowledge of IRT, forecasting and optimization and clinical trial management as they unpack the process of demand planning and explore the steps to take to begin realizing its benefits.

Together, they will share tips and insights that will highlight the importance of considering downstream actions far earlier in the planning process to:

  • Understand what to look for in an IRT system
  • Learn why a forecasting software working in conjunction with IRT enables optimal demand planning
  • More efficiently manage manufacturing, storage, shipping and destruction to reduce drug waste and shortages

Dale Carnegie famously said, “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.” That is never more true than when it comes to clinical trial supply management and forecasting. Yet, all clinical trial supply and forecasting solutions are not equal. As technologies adapt to the fast changing clinical trial landscape, sponsors have to cut through the noise and make smart decisions about what is going to help them stay ahead of the competition without sacrificing trial integrity or patient treatment continuity.

Register to receive practical tips to help make changes that will have a big impact on clinical trial supply efficiency, cutting costs and streamlining results.


Henk Dieteren

Henk Dieteren, Clinical Trial Supply Consultant, Suvoda

As Clinical Supply Chain Solutions Consultant, Henk currently assists Suvoda in various areas of clinical trial supply management. Prior to Suvoda, he co-founded the clinical trial supplies department at Grünenthal GmbH and served as its Associate Director for 10 years. While at Grünenthal, he developed operational processes and championed risk management procedures to establish the company as a clear market leader in clinical supply chain. More recently, he served as Senior Investigational Medicinal Product Manager at BioNTech SE, where he streamlined data processing operations in the clinical supply chain for personalized oncology therapies. He is an innovative expert in the field of IRT, temperature excursion management and direct-to-patient logistics.

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Amaury Jeandrain

Amaury Jeandrain, Senior Director Solutions Engineering and Partnerships, N-Side

Within his 8 years in clinical trial supply, Amaury’s objective has been to revolutionize planning to make clinical supply chain more efficient, more ethical, less wasteful and more patient-centric. With an experience on hundreds of clinical trials and indications with multiple biopharmas, Amaury specialized in best practices for forecasting, clinical supply optimization, drug shortage management and IRT configuration. He is now leading the Solutions Engineering and Partnerships organization at N-SIDE.

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Kamal Amin

Kamal Amin, Head of Supply Chain Management, Galderma

Kamal has over 15 years of experience in a mix of operational and technical roles leveraging end-to-end supply chain (clinical and commercial) and quality focus, including manufacturing, operations, procurement, general management and leadership; where he has gained expertise by practicing in corporate roles whilst strengthening cost management and operational efficiencies in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and devices industries.

He manages a global team of supply chain specialist; which is the most enjoyable part of his job, training the next generation of Clinical Supplies Experts. He tries and instills a proactive culture and ‘can-do’ attitude for all colleagues and to challenge them to volunteer new ideas resulting in increased operational efficiencies and simplicity. He truly believes a team is much more likely to get to an optimized solution than an individual’.

Kamal earned a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from University of Dundee, UK, and an MBA from the American Management Association.

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Who Should Attend?

Professionals from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO companies who are managing complex and ever changing clinical studies.  Relevant job titles include Managers/Directors/Vice Presidents involved in:

  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Supply Management
  • Study Management
  • Procurement/Outsourcing
  • IRT (Interactive Response Technology)

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, you will:

  • Discover the secrets of using IRT at earlier stages of your trial and your trial planning
  • Uncover the ways advanced forecasting methods can optimize the supply chain
  • Understand ways to leverage detailed supply insight to your advantage
  • Learn how forecasting software paired with IRT enables optimal demand planning

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Suvoda is a global clinical trial technology company that specializes in highly complex, life-sustaining studies in therapeutic areas like oncology, central nervous system, and rare disease. Founded in 2013 by experts in eClinical technologies, Suvoda empowers clinical trial professionals to manage the most urgent moments in the most urgent trials through its IRT, eConsent, and eCOA solutions delivered on a single platform. Headquartered outside Philadelphia, Suvoda also maintains offices in Portland, OR, Barcelona, Spain, Bucharest, Romania and Tokyo, Japan. The company consistently boasts a customer satisfaction index of 9 out of 10, an NPS score of 70 in its annual surveys, and has been selected by trial sponsors and CROs to support nearly 1000 trials across 65 countries. To learn more, visit Follow Suvoda on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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