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One Database

Merge’s Unified Trial System

July 12, 2012

As far back as the late 1800s, when the eclinical landscape was an infant, all of the savvy companies paying for clinical trials agreed on one thing. Every research system for every trial must have its own database. This seemed smart at the time. Randomization data? Its own database. Case report form (CRF) data? Separate database. Monitoring reports? Separate database. Drug safety information? Separate database. The multiple-database approach gave birth to a problem. Suppose a clinical trial manager asked, Is there something that our clinical sites don’t understand about our adverse events? No Answers Such an ostensibly simple question might require heretofore isolated systems to communicate. Which is easier said than done. That apparently simple question could flummox the IT department of a clinical development organization with more revenue than a moderately large Latin American country. Indeed, when the companies paying for clinical trials asked for small databases to communicate, formerly…more...

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Merge Acquires Kika

EDC To Manage Endpoints

February 07, 2011

By design, electronic data capture (EDC) systems are utilitarian. Clinical data managers need a secure, electronic way to collect and change medical information. As such, EDC systems are about as scientific…more...

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Profile: Intrinsic

Central Imaging Labs, v. 2.0

November 18, 2010

Given the highly cautious, risk-averse nature of the people purchasing clinical trial services, one might expect a rough launch for a new imaging core lab in San Antonio, Texas. …more...

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$400 Million Niche

Imaging Core Lab Nuances

September 03, 2010

Whenever we publish anything about imaging core labs, it seems, a good Samaritan rushes forward to point out all of the room for improvement in our previous articles. It's moderately discouraging…more...

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7 Questions For Core Labs

Modern Imaging Benchmarks

August 18, 2010

What are appropriate turnaround times as images pass through the different stages of a clinical trial? Is the pharmaceutical industry applying outmoded thinking? Here's the context for such questions. A few weeks back, we ran an article on benchmarks in imaging. In brief, Perceptive Informatics, a division of Parexel, had adopted some standards in consultation with a…more...

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Perceptive & MCC

For Imaging, Standard Metrics

June 24, 2010

This reporter is always disheartened when lawyers are ridiculed. Lately, we've been saddened by the news that a few law schools, just trying to help graduates find employment, have unilaterally granted all their students better grades. A formula here, a few computer key strokes there—and bingo! All of the lawyers just got smarter. Elastic metrics are not…more...

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Winner: BioClinica

Best DIA Exhibitors

June 26, 2009

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie care about drug development? They suddenly hunger to learn more about sponsor-CRO partnerships, PDUFA and Critical Path, and thus they showed up at the Drug Information Association's (DIA) 45th annual meeting to drink it all in? They are curious about science in addition to being gorgeous, rich and fertile? Wait—those were actually…more...

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Thursday News

Felony Trial Charges

June 18, 2009

Dublin-based Icon has signed a collaborative agreement with the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust (CMFT) to develop a translational medicine facility. Icon is designing the unit, scheduled for completion in 2012. Before that, Icon is transferring its current pharmacology services into research facilities at CMFT's Manchester Royal Infirmary. Said Mike Deegan, chief executive of CMFT: “This…more...

Academic Access

WorldCare Enhances System

Imaging CRO WorldCare gets a heavy-hitting CMO and beefs up its in-house system.

Consistent Adjudication

Icon Sees Cardiac Opportunity

Shortly after the release of new FDA guidance on diabetes trials, Icon Medical Imaging unveiled software to help.

New Cardio Capability

Icon Enhances Imaging Software

Icon’s program can move electronic caliper data in heart studies directly into a case report form.

Image Of Efficiency

AG Mednet: Pictures, Moved

AG Mednet is partnering with Phase Forward to facilitate industrial-strength image management and transfers.

EDC & Imaging Combination

Bio-Imaging, PDS Seek More Size

Why Bio-Imaging bought a top electronic data capture company.

Perfect Pictures

Imaging A-Team At Perceptive

The head of Perceptive Informatics talks about the growth of imaging use in trials, both as a way to reach an endpoint faster, and as a way to weed out ineffective compounds early.

Custom Training DVDs

Lights, Camera, Enroll!

Integrated Clinical Trial Services has come up with a nifty way to increase enrollment: Hollywood-worthy, modular DVDs.


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