Technology Solutions

ERT acquires iCardiac Technologies

Monday, December 4, 2017

ERT, a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials, has acquired iCardiac Technologies, a provider of centralized cardiac safety and respiratory solutions that accelerate clinical research. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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MasterControl launches Version 11.7

Monday, November 20, 2017

MasterControl, a global provider of software solutions that enable life science and other regulated companies to deliver life-improving products to more people sooner, has released MasterControl Version 11.7 that includes powerful new analytics capabilities as well as three new cloud-based solutions, MasterControl eTMF Manager, MasterControl Registrations and MasterControl Registrations for eCTD.

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New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure innovations

Monday, November 20, 2017

Oracle announced the general availability of a range of new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute options, providing customers with unparalleled compute performance based on Oracle’s recently announced X7 hardware. Newly enhanced virtual machine (VM) and bare metal compute, and new bare metal graphical processing unit (GPU) instances enable customers to run even the most infrastructure-heavy workloads such as high-performance computing (HPC), big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) faster and more cost-effectively.

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FDA approves pill with sensor to track patients adherence

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The FDA approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that records that the medication was taken. The product is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and for use as an add-on treatment for depression in adults.

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Marken launches app for clinical patients

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Marken introduced the launch of a new online tool, Marken Viseo, which will allow patients to track their home deliveries of clinical trial materials and the pickup of their biological specimens via their mobile device or personal computer.

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Survey: 97% of companies to increase use of real-world patient data

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The volume and diversity of data sources used in clinical trials are expected to increase significantly over the next three years, according to new research from Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. In the second report from the 2017 eClinical Landscape Study, one of the largest, most in-depth surveys of clinical data management professionals, 97% of companies say they will increase use of at least one clinical data source to make faster, more accurate decisions during trials. However, 98% of respondents currently report challenges with their clinical data management systems, indicating that companies will need to be better prepared to collect and analyze the growing volume of real-world patient data available from a variety of sources.

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