Successful partnerships can be difficult to achieve if the stakeholders perspective is too much focused on ‘Whats in it for me’. If, on the other hand, the partnership is focused on a mutually desirable outcome, the results can be impressive as all parties are pitching in the best contribution they have to make things happen.
This has been the case in the VERKKO project. The project was initiated with the vision of creating new methodology for conducting clinical trials with specific focus on the challenges of diabetes. While all parties involved had slightly different interests, the end product was designed to address all of these. From that starting point, it was a very positive experience for everyone and I have been personally extremely pleased with the enormous effort and dedication that all of the parties involved have put into the project and everyone has worked very unselfishly to achieve a successful joint outcome.
We will be releasing more results from the trial in due course, but are exceptionally happy with the outcomes so far and wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the partners for their contribution so far:
- Provision of the Clinpal trial engagement platform and services
- Project leadership and coordination
- Single sign-on integration with Mendor Balance
- Provision of the Mendor Smart glucose meters & full service support & logistics
- Provision of the Mendor Balance diabetes management technology
- Testing and technical support
- Design & management of online patient recruitment campaign
- Financial support
- Clinical expertise
- Technical support
As one of the many recognitions in the industry and media, the VERKKO project was recently nominated as a finalist in the Eyeforpharma awards ceremony for the “Most valuable patient initiative”. You can check out a short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEW1xnddLV4. The Judge’s comment sums it up quite nicely: “Completely remote clinical trial” – every patients dream trial!”
I’d like to thank all partners for their contributions in achieving success in innovation through true partnership!