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Sensors and Wearables Transform Clinical Trials but Challenges Remain, Experts Say

February 19, 2018

With a multitude of sensors, wearables and mobile devices becoming available for use in clinical trials, sponsors should conduct systematic comparisons before designing protocols, according to experts at the annual SCOPE conference, who presented the work they’ve done to demonstrate the value of using digital monitoring in their studies, as well as the obstacles they encountered.

SCOPE 2018: Advances in Big Data, Patient Centricity Could Shift Sponsor, CRO Relationships

February 19, 2018

At the annual SCOPE conference in Orlando, Fla., clinical trials experts agreed that the traditional relationship between contract research organizations (CROs) and sponsors is evolving, alongside accelerated pursuits in big data and patient centricity — with more CROs expected to share in the risks of drug development as more of a partner than a vendor.