The CenterWatch Monthly, April 2014
Make way for mobile health in clinical trials
Patients can wear watches that monitor heart rates, wireless patches that
read blood pressures and headsets that measure brainwaves. Smartphones
can be turned into ECG or blood glucose monitors. Clothing embedded with sensors can measure breathing patterns and body temperatures.
Global clinical trial laboratories decentralize
The vital role central laboratories has played in the drug development process
is evolving into a strategy of decentralization, with regional labs now
gaining popularity in global clinical trials.
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