Technology Solutions

Three Questions: Daniel Levitt, Bioz

Monday, August 8, 2016

CWWeekly presents this biweekly feature as a spotlight on issues that executives in clinical research face. This week, writer Suz Redfearn spoke with Daniel Levitt, CEO of Bioz, a new search engine built for life science experimen­tation that mines research pages, including NIH data, to make the knowledge available to researchers.

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Astellas launches DigiTx Partners in partnership with MPM Capital

Friday, July 29, 2016

Astellas Pharma has launched DigiTx Partners, a digital health investment company, in partnership with MPM Capital. DigiTx Partners will invest in the digital health space broadly, with a special focus on companies which create solutions that improve patient outcomes and provide substantial synergy with a broader pharma business. Although the emphasis will be on earlier stage companies, investments will be made in both startups and growth stage companies.

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ePRO poised to get more user friendly as eClinicalHealth develops validation for BYOD

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sponsors and CROs are enthusiastic about the usefulness of handheld devices in clinical trials, which allow study subjects to input information in real time, rather than having all patient info stuffed into the patient’s meeting at the study site. Naturally, many companies are now in a race to make electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) more user friendly. eClinicalHealth of Stirling, Scotland, has just pulled ahead.

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iPug launches as global digital health company

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A network of New Zealand angel investors has helped launch iPug, a digital health company that is transforming the way research and public health campaigns are delivered, into the U.S. market at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco.

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Medidata launches new payment technology

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, has announced the launch of Medidata Payments. A new component of the industry-leading Medidata Clinical Cloud, Medidata Payments enables clinical trial sponsors and CROs to calculate reimbursements to investigative sites in real time and automatically disburse payments, eliminating a key operational pain point in the drug development process.

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Biogen selects Cognizant’s SmartTrials Platform

Friday, July 1, 2016

Biogen has selected Cognizant‘s SmartTrials platform to aggregate and store clinical trial operational and patient data. Cambridge, Mass.-based Biogen has a portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and is at the forefront of neurology research, working to develop novel therapies for conditions with few or no treatment options.

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