We like to ask this question another way: why wouldn’t your community partner with TREND? We are founded on the belief that the conversations that are already happening within your community are invaluable. We work with your community to ensure that the meaningful, action-driven insights from your conversations are heard by health care providers, regulatory agencies, and the people working on therapeutic progress.
Absolutely not. We value your privacy above everything. It is extremely important to us to establish trusted, long-term partnerships with invite-only communities and take every precaution to ensure that all community members remain anonymous and that raw conversation data are never shared..
We’ll still partner with you! We partner with all communities, and we often partner with multiple online groups that support the same area of rare, chronic, and emerging diseases.
Health care providers, biotechs, and pharmaceutical companies can use these insights to better understand what you and your community are going through. This in turn will allow them to design better clinical trials, have richer conversations using your unique language and vocabulary, address underrecognized symptoms you might be experiencing, and identify other burdens that often aren’t talked about.
When the FDA evaluates a new therapy, it is mandatory that patient-based evidence be considered before approving a new drug. This is mandated in the 21st Century Cures Act, which was passed in December 2016. This means that your conversations can help make clinically proven therapies available to your community. Additionally, the FDA can use TREND data to understand patient perspectives, establish disease burden, determine meaningful outcomes, and evaluate underresearched symptoms and find synergies across various diseases.
Absolutely. We can connect you to one of our community partners, or in the absence of an existing community, we can help you create one.
Sponsors and regulatory agencies
The FDA and other regulatory agencies can use TREND data and insights to establish disease burden, determine meaningful outcomes, evaluate underresearched symptoms, and identify real-world patient-based evidence that is critical to evaluating and approving therapies.
Partnering with TREND gives your organization the opportunity to engage with patient communities early, accelerate clinical trial recruitment, identify therapeutic needs that remain unmet, evaluate underresearched symptoms and find synergies across diseases, and identify a lexicon that patients are using to communicate with each other, among other opportunities.
We value the privacy of our community members above everything. It is important to us to establish trusted, long-term partnerships with invite-only communities and take every precaution to ensure that all community members remain anonymous (unless they give us consent to share their information).
TREND Community insights are leveraged to inform peer-reviewed studies, white papers, community voice reports, evidence to obtain breakthrough therapy designations, and much more.