Definiens, a Tissue Phenomics solutions provider from biomarker discovery to meaningful diagnostics, has announced a program collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to enable comprehensive tissue-based analysis in clinical trials.
Definiens’ products and services deepen the understanding of disease biology and the immune system to advance clinical trials. By using knowledge-driven biomarker analysis in combination with VeriTrova, the company’s new cloud-based digital pathology platform, Definiens seamlessly translates research to clinical knowledge to the next generation of diagnostics.
As an early adopter of Definiens’ VeriTrova, Takeda will have the opportunity to leverage the platform to support its development programs.
“VeriTrova accelerates clinical trials through remote uploading and viewing of digitized IHC images from wet-lab partners and CROs to the cloud, where the images are analyzed,” says Thomas Colarusso, VP Business Development and Strategy at Definiens.
The real-time analysis is expected to help Takeda reduce normal processes from months to weeks, with image analysis providing a more automated and standardized readout.
“Takeda is dedicated to operational excellence and delivering high quality results in our clinical studies,” said Andrew Dorner, VP and global head of Translational Medicine at Takeda. “We expect this system will improve the timelines and quality of our image analysis for clinical biomarkers.”