Takeshi Okazaki

Manager, Neuroscience Business Unit

Takeshi Okazaki

A service created by people and delivered by people

A service created by people and delivered by people

Linical’s Neuroscience Business Unit has a proven track record in implementing clinical trials involving large numbers of patients suffering from CNS (Central Nervous System) diseases — regarded as very difficult — including Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and clinical depression.
I am currently working as a monitor leader (ML) on clinical trials in the areas of neurology and psychiatry. In my opinion, the most important aspect when conducting clinical trials is to obtain highly accurate data quickly. Clinical trials carried out by a CRO such as Linical are a service created by people and delivered by people, so training personnel well is essential. In the areas of neurology and psychiatry, clinical trials are often very challenging, so as a ML, I think hard about how I can encourage staff members to work in a more highly motivated and productive manner.

The two points I always keep in mind and communicate to my team are “Each member should thoroughly consider the process in order to create added value on activities and deliverables for given tasks” and “Always specify the degree of completion and deadline for tasks when giving instructions to staff”. I believe that these two points improve predictability of work and lead to a more systematic setting of priorities while we maintain and provide high-quality services. I try my best to foster monitors who can satisfy the needs of clinical development sites and to guide the clinical trials that we undertake as drug development professionals to success.