Study Conduct

goBalto joins SCRS as GIP

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

San Francisco-based goBalto, a provider of cloud-based clinical study startup solutions, has announced a two-year partnership with the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a global trade organization fully dedicated to representing the interests of clinical research sites. goBalto will participate as a Global Impact Partner (GIP), a relationship designed to facilitate critical dialogue between industry stakeholders and clinical research sites.

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Icon applies IBM Watson Clinical Trial Matching

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Icon, a global CRO, is working with IBM to help reduce the time and costs of drug development, while also offering patients enhanced quality-of-care by connecting them to relevant clinical trials. Icon will tap Watson’s cognitive computing power to help automate the cumbersome process of identifying patients who meet the criteria for a clinical trial, and to analyze protocols to assess trial feasibility and identify optimal trial sites.

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U.K. approves informed consent technology

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

With a goal of pushing aside paper-based informed clinical trial consents and providing an electronic informed consent system, California-based Mytrus and an unnamed Top 10 pharmaceutical company are set to become the first organizations cleared to use eConsent technology in the U.K.

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