Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based OmniComm Systems won a contract from Pleiad Devices, a medical device focused contract research organization. OmniComm will become a preferred vendor for Pleiad. The company will use OmniComm’s electronic data capture (EDC) product TrialMaster, initially for a trial studying an eye treatment. "Over the years, our team has had experience with most of the EDC vendors in the marketplace. TrialMaster is one of the best EDC products that we have seen and we look forward to offering our medical device customers this premier service," stated Stephen Brandao, vice president of business development at Pleiad Devices.
UK-based ClinPhone launched a combination EDC and interactive voice response and interactive web response (IVR/IWR) product to help its clients eliminate costs associated with integrating such technologies separately. The EDC component will be DataLabs – the company’s EDC solution obtained through the acquisition of DataLabs in late 2006 – combined with its IVR/IWR solutions for trial management and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) needs. ClinPhone stated the new product guarantees the data that is shared between the two systems will be accurate via the company’s Connect integration platform.
Waltham, Mass.-based CRF has updated its ePRO software product TrialMax to be used on Tablet PC-based eDiaries running Window’s Vista. While the company stated the use of portable devices has created great benefit to its clients, it also sees the advantages of using Tablet PCs for some studies, and with certain patient populations. All of the company’s TrialMax capabilities -- including TrialManager and TrialStudio -- will be supported by all three device types.
Maryland-based clinical technology company Xceleron launched META-ID, a product designed to help clients comply with the FDA guidelines regarding Safety “Testing of Drug Metabolites”. The guidelines were published in February 2008 and seek to encourage more research into a drug’s metabolic differences between preclinical test species and humans. The company stated the product can be integrated into phase I studies already underway and deliver data within two weeks.
Oracle Clinical unveiled a new version of its EDC solution called Oracle Remote Data Capture Onsite 4.5.3. The enhanced product offers new functions geared toward helping investigative site personnel work more efficiently with upgrades such as new spreadsheet displays of multiple case books and edit check capabilities. The company cites industry experts who believe that investigative sites have not traditionally had their voices heard.
Waltham, Mass.-based Phase Forward released Empirica Trace, an enhanced version of the company’s current adverse event reporting product Clintrace. The new product will bring together Clintrace’s capabilities with the company’s pharmacovigilance and risk management solutions. The product will be managed by Phase Forward’s Lincoln Safety Group. The product is web-based and will provide clients the ability to collect, analyze and report adverse events as well as handle global report distribution, quick data entry and MedDRA query support.
Cambridge, Mass.-based clinical management software provider PharmaPros unveiled its new product Electronic Data Lifecycle Management (eDLM) designed to manage information gathering during clinical research. The company stated its eDLM uses proprietary data integration technology to provide tracking and reporting functionality easily within client’s own systems. The tool allows clients to “orchestrate” this process from various data repositories and from multiple vendors, a capability that is becoming necessary within the industry.