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Clinical evolution

Randomised clinical trials have been the mainstay of pharmaceutical product development for decades, but will they be designed and carried out the same way in future? With trials tipped to get smaller and patient selection more complex as pharma’s blockbuster model is dismantled, interactive technologies, adaptive designs and new ways to recruit and monitor patients will come to the fore.

Patient iP's clinical trial matching solution tops 14m patient records

26-Jul-2017 - Patient iP has been growing its Connected Site Network over the past two years – as it aims to curate one of the largest patient-centric, longitudinal clinical data sets in the world,...

Betting on biosimulation: Certara acquired for $850m

11-Jul-2017 - EQT's acquisition of Certara is a bet on the continued convergence of healthcare and technology as the industry further adopts biosimulation to advance drug development.

Parexel: wearable data collection creates sponsor efficiencies

04-Apr-2017 - Parexel’s new patient sensor solution aims to capitalize on remote clinical trial data collected via medical devices.

Bioclinica: more stakeholders pushes need for collaboration

22-Feb-2017 - Bioclinica has expanded its eHealth App xChange to make a greater range of technologies available to the increasing number of industry stakeholders – many with differing priorities. 


The rise of 'technology-enabled' clinical research companies

17-Jan-2017 - Technology is catapulting clinical trials into a 'new era' as scientific breakthroughs bring new opportunities to an industry that has traditionally lacked innovation.

'Site-less CRO' model looks to evolve clinical trials

20-Dec-2016 - Center Point Clinical Services has launched what it is calling the “world's first site-less, technology CRO.” 

CROs not ready for wearable tech? Report examines use in clinical trials

30-Nov-2016 - Wearable technology has been making inroads in the clinical trial industry, however several challenges and concerns surrounding lack of experience still stand in the way of increased adoption.

Survey: 97% plan to use digital health tech in trials over next five years

21-Sep-2016 - Digital health devices are increasingly being used by the industry to collect patient-generated data in clinical trials and improve medication adherence – and adoption is expected to increase.

Medidata partners with intelligent analytics firm to improve trial design

07-Sep-2016 - Through their strategic commercial partnership, Medidata and SHYFT Analytics are aiming to increase access to healthcare data analytics in clinical trials. 

DIA 2016

BYOD in clinical trials to gain traction with 'skyrocket' in ePRO adoption

30-Jun-2016 - As electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) become more prevalent, the adoption of Bring Your Own Device in clinical trials “won’t be far behind,” says Bracket.

Entirely remote online clinical trial has 'significant benefits'

23-Jun-2016 - The online clinical trial required no site visits for its sixty patients – all of whom were recruited through the social media platform , Facebook.

Dispatches from BIO 2016

How (and why) CROs are collecting and using patient-centric data

16-Jun-2016 - The advent of low-cost, real-time technologies has made capturing real-world patient experiences easier than ever, allowing CROs to address concerns over end-use needs.

New Bracket apps turn patients' smartphones into trial data reporting techs

25-May-2016 - Bracket has released several new mobile applications to support Bring Your Own Device, a clinical trial technology which allows patients to report symptoms using a smartphone.

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Clinical Trials Day: focusing on awareness, the ‘war on talent,’ and an industry-wide commitment

19-May-2016 - Clinical Trials Day celebrates the first randomized clinical trial conducted in May 1747 and the clinical research professionals that work in the industry more than 265 years later.

Clinical trial trends: wearables, social media top list

18-May-2016 - A recent survey identifies wearable technology and social media recruitment as the leading trends in clinical trials – and EHRs as a “major hurdle.”

Pfizer and IBM join forces to develop remote monitoring solutions

14-Apr-2016 - Using an experimental Internet of Things system that enables remote monitoring, the companies believe the multi-year project has the potential to change the way clinical trials are conducted.

BioClinica expands eHealth leadership team

30-Mar-2016 - BioClinica is expanding its eHealth Solutions to support futher growth with the announcement two global executive-level additions.

Evotec: Strong 2015 down to Sanofi strategic partnership

23-Mar-2016 - Evotec has attributed strong growth in 2015 to its deal with Sanofi and says it will continue to pursue such strategic partnerships.

Twitter for #ClinicalTrials recruitment? Researchers see the potential

09-Mar-2016 - With 320m monthly active users, Twitter could potentially serve as a new, unexploited resource to stimulate interest and enrollment in clinical trials.

Researchers doing wrong things more efficiently

18-Feb-2016 - Researchers cite "inappropriate science and technology choices" for the increase in research and development costs.

Real-world data studies could 'revitalize' productivity, says analyst

16-Feb-2016 - Pharmaceutical companies can optimize market access by analyzing real-world trends in different treatment spaces, according to a new report.


CRO world braves chilly Philly to attend CROWN Congress

27-Jan-2016 - The clinical trial industry has braved almost two feet of snow to attend this year's Clinical Research & Operations Worldwide Network (CROWN) Congress in Philadelphia. And Outsourcing-Pharma braved the cold...

Boehringer Ingelheim latest to switch trial-tech provider to Medidata

07-Jan-2016 - Medidata expects to become a strategic partner to even more pharma firms as Boehringer Ingelheim becomes the latest to transition to its cloud technology platform.

Will CROs adopt remote patient monitoring in 2016?

07-Jan-2016 - Experts agree that CROs will be more connected in 2016, however limitations – and hesitations – still surround remote based monitoring.

CTMS market set to hit $2bn by 2019 yet CROs may not be the driver

06-Jan-2016 - The global clinical trial management system (CTMS) market is expected to grow 14% over a five-year period hitting an almost $2bn valuation by 2019, according to a new market report.

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