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Clinical Best Practices Awards Given

By eCliniqa Staff

May 4, 2009 | Last week at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, two clinical Best Practices Awards were given in the Clinical Trial anagement and Clinical Trial Design categories.

Genentech, nominated by ePharmaSolutions, won the Clinical Trial Management Best Practice Award for Clinical Trial Portal (CTP), a tool developed to streamline and accelerate workflow and collaboration between the stakeholders involved in conducting clinical trials. The CTP helps bio‐pharmaceutical companies accelerate and improve the site selection, activation, study training, trial management, adverse event management and patient enrollment process through a common technology platform that provides sites with one UserID, Passcode & URL for all of the studies they conduct.

The winner in the Clinical Trial Design category was Wyeth Pharmaceuticals nominated by Tessella for “Design of Adaptive Clinical Trial with Adaptive Design Explorer.” Wyeth implemented a new framework, the Adaptive Design Explorer (ADE), in conjunction with Tessella and Berry Consultants. The ADE encourages designs to be developed in a parameterizable, generalized form that can be reparameterized for further subsequent trials. The ADE includes a graphical user interface (GUI) that is largely standard across all designs with one section for design specific parameters. This enables biostatisticians to learn to use a wide range of different designs quickly and easily learn new ones as they are added.

The 2009 awards mark the fifth Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards, and this year drew a record 72 entries, 20 in the two clinical categories. “These awards spotlight examples of the most outstanding innovations, technologies and practices in the fields of biomedical research, drug development and clinical research—spotlighting the tools and strategies that can make a difference in the conduct of basic and clinical research, speeding the drug discovery pipeline, and changing the way we generate, share, and analyze data and knowledge,” said Bio-IT World editor Kevin Davies at the gala awards dinner.

Full coverage of the Best Practices program and winners will appear in the July/August issue of Bio-IT World.


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