Study Conduct

goBalto launches study startup solution Select

Thursday, March 31, 2016

goBalto, a provider of cloud-based clinical study startup solutions, has released goBalto Select for optimizing site selection. With this release, goBalto becomes the first life science software vendor to offer a complete end-to-end platform for starting clinical trials, from site feasibility assessment and selection through to activation, with comprehensive metrics to track adherence to timelines and budget.

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High risk of ignoring individual patterns of medication adherence

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent ensuring operational quality in clinical trials includ­ing site compliance, accuracy of data entry and enrollment targets. Meanwhile, one of the most vul­nerable aspects of the process—whether or not study participants are taking the investigation com­pound—receives surprisingly scant attention.

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Survey: Need for increased consumer clinical trials education

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SubjectWell, provider of a risk-free patient recruitment marketplace for clinical trials, has released its report on consumer perceptions of clinical trials. The SubjectWell Survey of Clinical Trial Awareness and Attitudes reveals significant education is still needed around the existence of clinical trials. Half of those surveyed (50%) had never heard of clinical trials, and only 31% felt confident or very confident that they would know how to get information about clinical trials. 

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A new class of best practices for clinical trial monitoring

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Until recently, real-time study vis­ibility into milestone drivers such as enrollment, data quality and patient compliance was virtually im­possible to obtain. Spreadsheets have served their time as the go-to manual computation and compilation tool. With the growth in the number of clinical systems per trial, spreadsheets can no longer keep up with the data aggregation and insight needed to minimize risk and cost. The minute data is entered into a spreadsheet, it begins cooling.

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DrugDev launches clinical site activation SaaS technology

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DrugDev has added technology features to its platform for clinical trial optimization with its new site activation module, which can reduce startup time from months to weeks. DrugDev’s site activation technology, now available to customers directly as a SaaS solution in addition to traditional outsourcing, enables companies to enhance efficiency, improve site relationships and reduce the time spent on startup activities by at least 20%.

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BSI, ACRES develop global accreditation standards for clinical research sites

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

London-based British Standards Institution (BSI), which promotes excellence through standards development for business processes globally, and Massachusetts-based Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a multi-sector collaborative building a global system for clinical research, have announced a major strategic partnership to promote excellence and improve quality and efficiency in medical product development worldwide.

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