ERT acquires eClinical Insights
Thursday, November 6, 2014
ERT, a Philadelphia, Pa.-based global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has acquired eClinical Insights (eCI), a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of cloud-based clinical trials management software.
“ERT and eClinical Insights share a common vision of changing the paradigm of clinical research technology,” said Jim Corrigan, president and CEO of ERT. “For over 40 years, ERT’s combined platforms have been used by global pharmaceutical companies to improve clinical trial study design, data analysis and trial execution. We are excited to extend our proven eClinical offering through the introduction of eCI’s innovative cloud based software platform, which enables our customers to integrate data from multiple systems, get full visibility across the key aspects of their trials and benefit from real-time decision making.”
ERT and eCI’s shared goal is to empower sponsors and CROs with real-time insight into performance, risk and outcomes trending, enabling them to achieve their common goals of decreasing trial costs while increasing the quality of their outcomes.
On average, sponsors utilize between five and seven systems for data collection from disparate vendors. By extending ERT’s EXPERT platform with eCI’s product suite, sponsors and CROs will benefit from the rapid deployment of a data integration layer that enables real-time data exchange between systems. The end result is comprehensive insight into site and outcomes data activity across all spectrums, true risk-based management, enhanced performance measurement and informed real-time decision making through a single interface.
“By joining ERT’s leading technical and clinical experts, eCI will be able to fulfill its mission of helping research organizations leverage the power of trial data to optimize their business processes,” said Peg Regan, founder and CEO of eClinical Insights. “We recognize that technology alone cannot solve the complex challenges of clinical research. The combined experience of ERT and eCI ensures our customers are not simply buying technology, but are gaining a partner with the domain expertise needed to help them succeed.”