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CTMS Transition at Merck

February 29, 2012

We always look forward to the publication of a new TouchBriefings. The British firm's projects delve a bit deeper. TouchBriefings addresses the knottier questions facing the industry. Visually, its articles resemble those in a peer-reviewed journal. Late in 2011, a publication from the TouchBriefings team was dedicated to one topic, the increasingly pivotal clinical trial management system (CTMS). The TouchBriefing editorial package includes an interview with Christopher Heider, who is a director of IT for Merck's research effort. Don't hold us to this. The details are few. But it sounds as if the new team at Merck pulled together its own people and folks from Schering and Organon, which Schering had acquired. They decided to make a gradual transition away from Parexel's Impact CTMS and toward Oracle's Siebel CTMS. Having said that, there are no additional details on exactly how trials are migrated from two huge, customized CTMS to a third.…more...

Sleek & Speedy

GoBalto Study Startup

April 01, 2011

In the unofficial design manual for clinical trial software programs, there are numerous unwritten rules but only a single severe commandment. Any new solution must have exactly 52,009 powerful and essential…more...

Clinical Cockpits

Better Clinical Data Aggregation

January 05, 2011

In 2011, with electronic data capture (EDC) systems in broad usage, there is only one deep question about the technology that remains. To wit: should EDC be confined to merely gather…more...

Excellence, Not Hugeness

Atlantic Research Offers CTMS

March 24, 2009

One man's middle of nowhere is another man's perfectly situated. That's the way Paul Bishop and Lyle Camblos see Staunton, the small Virginia town that's home to their contract research organization…more...


i3Cube: Trial Swiss Army Knife

February 17, 2009

“Give us the tools and we will finish the job,” Winston Churchill wrote to a friend. The year: 1941. World War II was just getting started. In 2009, thousands of web-based programs are sweeping over the entertainment, financial, and publishing industries. Do today’s clinical trial professionals have the tools to finish the job? Do they like the…more...

Interoperable Platform

Medidata’s Eclinical Vision

December 19, 2008

Is the word “eclinical” meaningless jargon? A good way for people to pay lip service to the future without actually building it? The people at Medidata Solutions have been trying to lend some definitional and operational clarity to what “eclinical” means. Two months ago, they announced Developer Central, a set of standards to facilitate the connection of…more...

Veeda Picks ClinPhone CTMS

Operational Data Fights Cancer

June 17, 2008

For the contract research organization (CRO) serving multiple clients, it can be tough to stay abreast of multiple projects all over the world. In many ways, the technology advances of the past few years have made this more onerous, not less. The sheer number of systems with vital data continues to grow. Veeda Oncology is hoping to…more...

No Laptop Required

Perceptive Shrinks CTMS

June 04, 2008

We were looking around for how many USB, or “thumb” drives are sold every year. Alas, we could locate no statistics. We canUSB…more...

Desktop Widget

EDC From Prelude Dynamics

A Texas entrant to the sector has roots in the aerospace and defense industries

Fewer Features & Faster Setup

EDC, CTMS for Biotechs From ACS

ACS talks about a new product. The company is betting the combination of EDC and CTMS will appeal to biotech firms and contract research organizations.

Global Results

Parexel CEO: Forecast Bright

Discussing its recent quarterly earnings, Parexel is optimistic on all fronts.

Integration Maestros

Peg Regan Of PharmaPros

Wrestling with the surge in disparate types of systems in the clinical trial arena, PharmaPros combines services and software.


Clinipace Tools For Data, Projects

With appeal for academia and federally sponsored trials, the North Carolina firm has a solution that combines tools for collecting data and managing trials.

Inspired By Google

TrialStat: Better EDC Reports

With a new version of its web-based electronic data capture solution, TrialStat emphasizes reports that can easily be generated for all stakeholders in the clinical trial process.

EDC Past, Present & Future

Seeking ‘Free’ Data At Wyeth

Jane Clarke discusses what Wyeth has done and where it’s going with electronic data capture, which is shaping up to be a crucial element of the company’s clinical development plan.

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