April 2014 – The CenterWatch Monthly : Print
Make way for mobile health in clinical trials
Patients can wear watches that monitor heart rates, wireless patches that read blood pressures and headsets that measure brainwaves. Smartphones can be turned into ECG or blood glucose monitors. Clothing embedded with sensors can measure breathing patterns and body temperatures.
Global clinical trial laboratories decentralize
The vital role central laboratories has played in the drug development process is evolving into a strategy of decentralization, with regional labs now gaining popularity in global clinical trials.
Also in this issue:
- A data-driven approach to site selection
- Consider accessibility when choosing mHealth apps
- Regulatory Update
- Month in Review
- FDA Actions
- Study Lead Opportunities
- New Drugs in the Pipeline