Study Conduct

Study: Support for ‘Bring Your Own Device’ approach in clinical trials

Friday, June 17, 2016

Icon, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has announced research showing many pharmaceutical and CROs support the use of a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) approach in clinical studies, enabling patients to use their own mobile devices to collect patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data. The research highlights how commonly-cited concerns around the use of patients’ own devices are not as much of a deterrent to adoption as is often thought.

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Profil Institute, LMC Diabetes partnership on cross-border multi-site trials

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Profil Institute for Clinical Research, a science-driven CRO focused exclusively on metabolic diseases, and LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology, North America’s largest network of investigator sites for diabetes clinical research, have announced a strategic alliance focused on the conduct of cross-border, multi-site clinical research of investigational drugs and devices for diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

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Survey: SCORR to present industry thoughts on Big Data, recruitment, confidentiality

Friday, June 10, 2016

SCORR Marketing, a global health science marketing and communications firm, and Chesapeake IRB, a technology-enabled independent institutional review board (IRB) serving the clinical research industry, will present “Does ‘Big Data’ for Enhanced Recruiting Invade Patient Confidentiality?” and “The Internet of Things and Clinical Research: Privacy, Security and Ethical Aspects” at the Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

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Biologics Consulting launches Clinical Trials Planning and Oversight Group

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Biologics Consulting, a full-service regulatory and product development consulting firm for biologics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, has launched its Clinical Trials Planning and Oversight Group. The group will help small and medium-sized biopharmaceutical companies in the development and management of efficient and cost effective clinical trials. Biologics Consulting has a broad range of global clinical trial experience and clinical operations expertise that it will leverage to help clients design trials to meet the ethical, regulatory and scientific standards required to obtain successful product development outcomes.

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IMS Health acquires Privacy Analytics

Monday, June 6, 2016

IMS Health has acquired Privacy Analytics, a provider of technology solutions for de-identifying and anonymizing healthcare information, to extend its Real-World Evidence (RWE) capabilities. Affirming IMS Health’s long-standing practices for safeguarding patient privacy, the acquisition advances the company’s ability to help life sciences clients drive R&D and commercial performance and demonstrate treatment value in real-world settings. It also reinforces IMS Health’s role as a partner of choice for health systems, payers, providers and researchers as they seek new insights from healthcare data—with strong support for responsible privacy management.

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