The client was finding it hard to track and monitor updates in specific therapy areas periodically due to the massive volume of publications published every day.
The client required support to maintain expertise in monitoring and evaluating literature for scientific relevance, PV Safety reporting, and other needs within specific therapy areas.
The requirement included effective search and evaluation of relevant literature and down selecting and presenting relevant cases summarized into consolidated reports.
Deployed a literature specialist team and adopted the following approach
Coining keywords, search strings, and search strategy for each indication and setting up alerts in scientific databases (EMBASE, PubMed, and Google scholar) to receive alerts daily
Daily activities included collation of alerts from all databases, de-duplication, analyzing of publications based on pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, preparing daily emailer for each indication, and sharing with the client by their morning time
Preparing the monthly report for each indication. Preparing the reference binder by including the full texts for all the selected publications and also uploading those full texts to Mendeley
Reviewing each search strategy on a bi-annual basis to ensure its comprehensiveness
Recurring surveillance and reporting helped the client team stay abreast of changes/updates in the targeted therapy area for client and competitor molecules under development. Further, this hub model setup reduced the time and cost of delivering literature reviews. Quality improvements and enhanced audit readiness were achieved with enhanced visibility into the literature portfolio and team productivity.