Acurian launches consulting services for clinical trial enrollment planning

Friday, May 19, 2017

Acurian, a full-service provider of global patient enrollment and retention solutions and a subsidiary of Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), has launched a new consulting offering to aid pharmaceutical sponsors in advance strategic planning for clinical trials enrollment. Acurian Consulting Services provides patient-centric, data-driven insights that help drive protocol design, patient enrollment feasibility, site and country planning, CRO selection and budgeting for central recruitment.

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Big Data in clinical trials: Promise and pitfalls

Monday, August 15, 2016

Privacy versus medical progress. Proprietary ownership versus public information. Cost-effectiveness versus unnecessary burdens. Welcome to the swirl of opinions and emotions around Big Data and its potential—or not—in the clinical trials industry.

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Clinerion debuts patient recruitment system in North America

Monday, February 1, 2016

In recent years, efficient patient recruitment has become increasingly crucial to clinical trials. When PPD acquired Acurian in 2014, it confirmed how central patient recruitment services have become to clinical trial planning. In 2015, Clinovo changed the landscape of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) by releasing an open-source version of ClinCapture, its validated, cloud-based EDC system for managing electronic case report forms. By offering a self-service portal where clients can build, deploy and produce their studies for free, Clinovo made EDC accessible to all organizations running clinical trials.

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Classifying clinical trial portals

Monday, June 15, 2015

A popular driver of clinical trial portal adoption is the desire to improve investigative site staff satisfaction by providing integrated solutions that require fewer credentials, less double data entry and fewer manual paper processes. Other objectives include decreasing study timelines (especially site selection and activation), cutting study costs, improving study team oversight and moving to a paperless environment.

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PPD acquires Acurian

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wilmington, N.C.-based CRO Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has acquired Acurian, a provider of clinical trial patient enrollment and retention solutions for the life sciences industry. 

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