Clinical Trials in Russia (September 2017)
Data analysis for September 2017 showed a small decrease in the number of approved clinical trials compared with the last month and the minimum number of studies compared with the same period in 2013-2016. This tendency continues for the second month, since August 2017. The ongoing and monthly average number of clinical trials for September 2017 continue to decrease, compared to the same in 2016 and lower of indicators for 2013-2015.
The first 9 months of 2017 show predominance of medical device trials (763 and 515 trials). The number of new medical device for clinical trials decreased dramatically compared with last year: from 930 trials during the first 9 months of 2016 to 763 trials during the same period in 2017; i.e. there is about a 10% decrement (for the number of drug clinical trials - a 26% decrement occurred).