Technology Solutions

Optimal Strategix Group launches study matching app

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Optimal Strategix Group (OSG), based in Newtown, Pa., has launched its CAVII app, available for download in the Apple App Store. CAVII is an iOS-based clinical study matching and analytics platform. Ushering in a new era of patient engagement, CAVII’s aim is to revolutionize clinical studies through the use of analytics for superior patient matching. Through CAVII, clinical studies could become more cost-effective, efficient and ultimately more engaging and insightful for patients and clinicians.

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PeptiDream, Sanofi collaborate

Monday, September 14, 2015

PeptiDream, a public Tokyo-based biopharmaceutical company, has announced a multi-target discovery and optimization collaboration with Sanofi. PeptiDream will use its proprietary Peptide Discovery Platform System (PDPS) technology to generate macrocyclic/constrained peptides against multiple targets of interest selected by Sanofi. Sanofi will have the right to develop and commercialize all therapeutic peptides resulting from the collaboration.

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BioClinica launches eHealth app exchange

Monday, September 14, 2015

BioClinica, a provider of integrated clinical research technology services, has created a new platform: the BioClinica eHealth App xChange. The exchange aims to provide healthcare payers, providers, researchers and regulators with an ecosystem of integrated mobile and cloud-based applications through its eHealth Cloud.

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Thermo Fisher launches next-generation sequencing

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched two next-generation sequencing (NGS) systems designed to deliver a comprehensive solution that simplifies targeted sequencing. Built upon Ion Torrent technology, the new Ion S5 and Ion S5 XL benchtop systems provide scientists with rapid, cost-effective and flexible platforms that can be scaled for all research areas, including inherited disorders, infectious agents, microbial identification and translational cancer research.

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NIH seeks ways to combine genomic information and EHRs

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A dozen awards from the NIH will support research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic medical records. The goal of research conducted by the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) network is to better understand the genomic basis of disease and to tailor medical care to individual patients based on their genomic differences.

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Icon applies IBM Watson Clinical Trial Matching

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Icon, a global CRO, is working with IBM to help reduce the time and costs of drug development, while also offering patients enhanced quality-of-care by connecting them to relevant clinical trials. Icon will tap Watson’s cognitive computing power to help automate the cumbersome process of identifying patients who meet the criteria for a clinical trial, and to analyze protocols to assess trial feasibility and identify optimal trial sites.

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Britain’s NHS approves Mytrus e-informed consent

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mytrus, a technology and services company working in clinical trials, has announced its software platform for electronic informed consent has received approval for use by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). It is the first time e-Consent technology will be used in a trial in England.

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BioClinica announces eHealth App xChange

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BioClinica, a specialty clinical trials technology and services provider, has created the eHealth App xChange, an alliance channel for disruptive technology innovation across life sciences and healthcare. BioClinica’s eHealth App xChange provides healthcare payers, providers, researchers, regulators and patients with access to transformative applications integrated with and delivered through BioClinica’s eHealth Cloud.

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