Technology Solutions

UCL launches $55M technology investment fund

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

UCL is launching the UCL Technology Fund to invest £50 million ($55 million) in commercializing its research emerging over the next five years. The Fund will be used to support academics whose research has commercial potential, with funding for early stage proof-of-concept, licensing projects and new spinout companies.

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Wearables track drug effectiveness in Parkinson’s patients

Monday, January 18, 2016

Cynapsus and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) are partnering to incorporate a wearable device into a phase III study of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Similar to a smartwatch, the device is equipped with motion sensors to detect when patients have an “OFF” episode—a period where medicine stops working and motor impairment symptoms return. The symptoms include muscle stiffness or problems with starting movements, such as starting to walk or getting out of a chair.

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Bracket adds SMS messaging to RTSM platform

Monday, December 14, 2015

Bracket, a Wayne, Pa.-based clinical trial specialty services provider, has announced a new update to its Randomization and Trial Supply Management product. Mobile patient reminders, delivered via SMS text messaging, now are available as a core component of Bracket’s RTSM 4.0 platform.

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