Jun 17 | Clinical Informatics News Brief | PatientsLikeMe and inVentiv Health are partnering to more quickly connect patients to clinical trials. PatientsLikeMe has 200,000 members who share information and experiences on more than 1,500 different diseases and conditions. These members—already interested in the development of new treatments—will be able to access information on clinical trials conducted by inVentiv’s pharmaceutical customers.
Jun 17 | Forbes | The Supreme Court has ruled against pay-to-delay deals, but wasn't fully clear on which kinds of deals are off the table.
Jun 14 | Healthcare IT News | The Surgeon General of the United States, Regina Benjamin, has announced her plans to step down in July.
Jun 13 | Clinical Informatics News | As clinical trial site feasibility assessments proved less fruitful than futile, software solutions emerged to add efficiency and visibility to the matchup process between trial and site. The tools are making feasibility surveys more targeted sends and, in some cases, eliminating the questionnaires entirely. Effortlessly identifying the best sites and investigators and more reliably predicting trial enrollment success is the common end game.
Jun 11 | Clinical Informatics News | Randy Scott, Chairman and CEO of InVitae will be giving the plenary keynote at for TCGC: The Clinical Genome Conference on June 25, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. In advance of his keynote, Bio-IT World’s former editor, Kevin Davies, chatted with Scott about building a clinical genomics A-team, the advantages of large gene panels, the rationale behind a targeted sequencing strategy, its relevance to routine medical practice today and more.
Jun 07 | Clinical Informatics News Brief | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have joined forces to create a network of sites in community oncology settings across the country for clinical trial testing specifically focused in blood cancer therapies.
Jun 05 | Outsourcing Pharma | Adaptive trials continue to gain ground, says Ken Getz, Director of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. He says the industry as a whole is seeing an adoption rate of about 20%, with regulators receptive to even broader implementation.
Jun 05 | Clinical Inforamtics News | Guest Commentary | The life sciences industry has been focused on improving clinical trial productivity in recent years, realizing significant data management efficiency gains over the last decade largely due to the widespread adoption of remote data capture technologies. However, we still have substantial opportunities to further reduce the cost and improve the speed and quality of data collected during clinical trials. The rapid emergence of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies can transform how we collect clinical trial data and dramatically improve its accuracy and immediacy.
Jun 04 | Clinical Informatics News Brief | The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched an app competition aimed at improving consumer understanding and use of data that compare hospital prices.
May 31 | Clinical Informatics News Brief | The European Parliament's public health committee released new rules for clinical trials yesterday. The rules are meant to make trials quicker and more transparent and help to provide better treatment.
May 30 | Computerworld | Predictive analytics is on the rise, and though it's still challenging to actually make future predictions. Medalogix examines patient records and makes predictions about hospital readmits.
May 29 | Labmate | Improving Voluntary Harmonization Procedures (VHPs) for multinational clinical trials applications expedites the creation and distribution of patient therapies.
May 29 | PharmaTimes | According to a study done by Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD), roughly 20% of ongoing clinical trials are currently using adaptive designs, and usage of these methods are expected to increase in the exploratory phase of drug development.
May 28 | Clinical Informatics News | When doctors like Marc Williams need to analyze thousands of variants in a patient’s genome to make a diagnosis, a little help can go a long way. Williams, the director of the Genomic Medicine Institute, won a Bio-IT World Best Practices award in Informatics at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo this past month for his project testing the effectiveness of SimulConsult’s “Genome-Phenome Analyzer,” a tool to help clinicians analyze a patient’s genome.
May 21 | Business Insider | CRO firm ClinTec International has opened an office in Istanbul. Now operating in 40 countries, ClinTec's Turkey office will further consolidate its presence in the Middle East and North Africa.
May 20 | MedicalXpress | Singapore's A*STAR and Swiss group Cytos Biotechnology have launched a Phase 1 clinical trial for an H1N1 flu vaccine, making use of Cytos’ virus-like particle (VLP) technology.
May 20 | PhysBizTech | Using a trial search engine and educational web videos, researchers at the Seidman Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been looking into ways to help build enthusiasm for clinical trials from both patients and practitioners.
May 20 | Clinical Informatics News | Dr. Richard Gliklich, President of the Quintiles Outcome Division of Quintiles, gave Clinical Informatics News a summary of conversations and issues raised at the 2013 Post-Approval Summit.
May 16 | Diabetes News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers recently developed injectable nanoparticles for patients with type 1 diabetes. These nanoparticles are designed to replace the function of islet cells.
May 15 | CNN Money | Excellent reporting into the long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy—the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor.