Study Conduct

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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BMC selects PFS Clinical for trial coverage analysis

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PFS Clinical, a Middleton, Wis.-based provider of turnkey administration solutions that address the key pain points of establishing and running a clinical trial office, has been engaged by the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Clinical Trial Office to provide Medicare Coverage Analysis (CA) of its research trials. PFS Clinical also is helping streamline the transfer of trial information into BMC’s recently deployed clinical trial management system (CTMS) and will provide employee training through its CA workshops.

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Three Questions: Wendy K.D. Selig, WSCollaborative

Monday, August 17, 2015

CWWeekly presents this feature as a way to put the spotlight on issues faced by executives in the clinical trials space. Wendy K.D. Selig is founder and CEO of WSCollaborative, a consulting firm that advises patient advocacy groups and other health-sector clients in defining and implementing strategies for collaborations with industry and government.

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Early inroads for wearable devices in clinical trials

Saturday, August 15, 2015

It is nearly impossible today to avoid the growing number of commercially available wearable devices capable of gathering health information. These devices—typically placed on a wrist, arm or chest—hold promise for col­lecting, transmitting and integrating objective experiential data in real time and in aiding the analysis of a much higher volume of data from a significantly larger number of patients. But based on interviews with industry profession­als, the conceptual promise of wearable devices in clinical trials remains largely that. Adoption is in its very earliest stages.

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