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TMF Survey: Adoption of eTMF applications has increased nearly twofold

Monday, June 27, 2016

Veeva Systems reported the latest findings of the industry’s largest, annual global survey of trial master file (TMF) owners, the Veeva 2016 Paperless TMF Survey. The new research study reveals significant change is underway as the industry shifts from passive to active TMF management and adopts advanced electronic TMF (eTMF) applications to improve inspection readiness and shorten clinical trials.

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ClinEdge launches PatientEngage to connect patients with enrolling trials

Monday, June 27, 2016

ClinEdge Engage, a full-service patient recruitment and retention division of ClinEdge, announced the launch of PatientEngage, an active patient community and clinical trial matching service. PatientEngage is a new online platform that uses machine-learning algorithms, social media engagement, and patient advocacy networks to match eligible patients nationwide with currently enrolling clinical trials.

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BlueTheory rebrands to BTC Network, launches new business model

Monday, June 27, 2016

BlueTheory Clinical Trials, a clinical research network company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts has been partnering with pharmaceutical and CROs to bring treatments and devices to the market since its inception. Based on increased demands from BlueTheory’s over 30 aligned pharmaceutical and CRO strategic partners, BlueTheory has enhanced its site business model and is announcing its rebrand to BTC Network.

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Exco InTouch, AliveCor partner on mobile ECG measurements in clinical research

Monday, June 27, 2016

Exco InTouch, a provider of patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, has announced a partnership with AliveCor, a pioneer in machine learning techniques and mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) technology for proactive heart care, in order to make mobile ECG measurements available in clinical study research. AliveCor has secured global recognition for transforming cardiac care and its Kardia platform is recommended for use by prominent cardiologists and is currently being utilised internationally.

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Envigo appoints Hardy president and CEO, Cass executive chairman

Monday, June 27, 2016

Envigo has announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Adrian Hardy as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1. He will join the company’s board of directors. Dr. Hardy joined Envigo in 2002 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility in sales, strategic marketing and operations, most recently serving as COO. 

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The issue of patient retention in clinical trials

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Pulse on Patient Recruitment by Ashley Tointon

Recent discussions in the clinical trials arena among patient recruitment professionals have centered around accurately defining and understanding the difference between patient retention and patient adherence. Although both are important to the success of a trial, they may fall in distinct work streams that can easily be confused. 

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