NextDocs, Microsoft mobilize clinical trials with Trial Exchange and Windows 8
NextDocs, a provider of compliance solutions for the life sciences industry, has launched its new Trial Exchange solution which provides an easy-to-use interface for investigators and site staff to access and contribute essential documents for clinical trials.
In an online demonstration, NextDocs and Microsoft showed how the combination of Trial Exchange and Windows 8 addresses the need for greater mobility, security, compliance and collaboration in clinical trial management. NextDocs Trial Exchange can be accessed through the web browser or through a native Windows 8 app.
"We live in an ever more global, mobile and connected world that can pose many business challenges—but also presents opportunities," said Matt Walz, chief technology officer at NextDocs. “The native Windows 8 app for Trial Exchange allows life sciences professionals to readily access and contribute documents from any device anywhere in the world. It makes clinical trial document management solutions easy-to-use without sacrificing compliance, security or mobility.”
The proliferation of mobile devices and tablets presents new compliance and security challenges for life sciences companies. Switching back and forth between unintegrated devices also tends to lower productivity and increase costs. These problems can magnify when companies start to bring external partners into the clinical trial process.
Trial Exchange and Windows 8 can solve these issues. The solutions allow trial site staff to contribute documents to an established eTMF work stream, receive and complete tasks generated by the sponsor, view document statuses and retrieve documents on demand—all within the industry standard SharePoint environment. Unlike many existing clinical portals, Trial Exchange plugs directly into the eTMF without additional routing, thus ensuring sponsor/CRO quality and document management processes in clinical site documents.
The Microsoft and NextDocs demonstration is available via a webinar at www.nextdocs.com.