June 17, 2013
| 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 (see, “PatientsLikeMe: Outcome Measures About to be Crowdsourced
”) 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.
”inVentiv Health will be able to quickly recruit potential trial participants by tapping into one of the fastest growing and most active patient networks online, so that our customers can speed up the development of drugs, devices and treatments to improve patients’ lives,” said Raymond Hill, president of inVentiv Health Clinical in a press release.
“We’ve pioneered a way for people to learn from, share and contribute health data, and removed traditional barriers between researchers and patients,” said Michael Evers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Patient Advocacy at PatientsLikeMe. “inVentiv Health is a critical partner who shares our goal of streamlining research to quickly get better treatments to the people who need them.” inVentiv Health