Technology Solutions

Report: More drug innovation necessary for mental health

Friday, April 7, 2017

As the healthcare industry looks to make good on a promise of patient-centricity, advocacy groups and regulators have increased their focus on earlier patient involvement in clinical trials, with particular attention on so-called patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. However, according to new research looking at payer perspectives on mental health, use of PROs that track patients’ wishes and experiences in their own voices, unamended by clinicians, may not help manufacturers make a more persuasive case about a new drug when talking to insurers. The research, released by inVentiv Health, found that 92% of private payers do not wish to see wider use of such measures in clinical trials.

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Icertis updates clinical trial agreement and budgeting solution

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Icertis, a provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, has announced an upgrade to the Icertis Clinical Trial Agreement and Budgeting solution designed to improve clinical trials contract management. Built on the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform, the solution speeds up clinical trial contracting while improving collaboration and compliance with CRO.

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SCIEX, Children’s Medical Research Institute open ProCan to advance precision medicine

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SCIEX, a life science analytical technologies provider, has announced that Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) has opened ProCan, the Australian Cancer Research Foundation International Centre for the Proteome of Human Cancer. The Centre has been set up through an alliance with SCIEX and will enable large-scale proteome studies that will advance cancer research and ultimately aid in the promise of precision medicine.

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PTC, OSIsoft to accelerate industrial internet of things solution development

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

PTC and OSIsoft announced their intention to integrate the ThingWorx Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Platform with the OSIsoft PI System to enable faster development of IoT solutions from connected data sources. As planned, the integration would allow customers using the OSIsoft PI System data infrastructure to easily incorporate capabilities from ThingWorx—including application enablement, machine learning, industrial connectivity, and augmented reality—and access to applications on the ThingWorx Marketplace to more rapidly advance IoT initiatives and enable customers to expand and accelerate their return on investment.

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Champions Oncology to open new lab facility in Maryland

Friday, March 17, 2017

Champions Oncology, a company engaged in the development and sale of advanced technology solutions and products to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs, has announced plans for opening a new lab facility in Rockville, Maryland, during the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. At current levels of business, the company expects to realize a 10% reduction in lab costs.

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