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Paper in Clinical Trials: No Trivial Problem

When it comes to data management in clinical trials, paper is not just an inconvenience – it’s a liability. The advent of eClinical technology is not driven solely by the discomfort of working in an office full of stacks of paper. Rather, the eClinical revolution is about data security, timelines, and budgets. The ability of CROs to meet their sponsors’…

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eSource from the Site Perspective

With the necessary technology and the support of the FDA in place, the eSource revolution is charging forward. Researchers are marveling at the efficiencies eSource creates as its adoption becomes more widespread. While one may expect that a new, groundbreaking technology will initially be met with some resistance from the industry it affects, eSource has already proved highly effective in…

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Monthly News Roundup: December 2016

Welcome to the Medrio Monthly News Roundup, in which we brief you on a sample of events and developments taking place around the industry. This recurring update functions on popular demand – the stories in this post come from the articles in our social media feeds that garnered the most attention from our readers and followers. Your likes, clicks, and…

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Why Real-Time Edit Checks are More Important than Ever

Modern clinical trials can be sprawling networks of clinics, people, and data. They can span borders and oceans. They utilize various communication channels. And they involve a multitude of interested parties, including patients, researchers, and other staff. In undertaking such complex trials, in can be difficult to provide sufficient oversight to ensure the quality of the most important and fundamental…

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The Horrors of Source Data Verification (infographic)

It was a cold, dark night. The researchers had been moving quickly and were ahead of schedule, unaware of the menace that haunted their clinic – until it struck! Now they’re trapped in the clinic, doomed to lose precious time and funding, prisoners of the specter known as Source Data Verification. This Halloween, we’re here to warn you of the…

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Following Up on Industry Predictions

Late last December, Clinical Leader published an interview with Jonathan Zung, a 20-year pharma veteran who built his career at a number of major companies, including some who have collaborated with Medrio. In it, he offered some predictions as to which clinical research trends he expected to take off in the new year. As we now enter the home stretch…

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3 Rockin’ Recruitment Platforms

Recruitment practices have evolved a great deal, becoming increasingly tech-oriented over the last few years. Here are three recently-developed online tools researchers are using to keep their enrollment levels high.

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Precision Medicine Through Technology

A number of trends may explain the enthusiasm toward precision medicine in healthcare today. Approaches to clinical trials and doctor-patient relationships are becoming increasingly user-centric. Advances in medical science have shown how to divide populations into treatment subgroups based on certain characteristics. These characteristics are often genetic in nature; precision medicine usually means identifying patient groups based on predispositions to…

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An Update on Apple’s Foray into Healthcare

A decade ago, Apple’s iPhone had yet to be released. Today, a billion people – or almost 14% of the world’s population – have one1. With numbers like these, any product accessible through this revolutionary device has a potentially enormous market. Apple appears cognizant of this truth: confident in the wake of the success of ResearchKit, the company has ventured…

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3 Players in the Mobile Tech Revolution

The incorporation of technology into the clinical research industry has been vast and varied in nature. It encompasses both technology designed specifically for medical purposes, and technology borrowed from the general consumer market and applied to clinical trials. Some of it is employed in the actual medical work of a trial, and some addresses the challenges and tasks associated with…

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Medrio Quick Facts

As eClinical data management continues its march toward becoming the norm in clinical research, the landscape becomes increasingly populated with companies offering EDC. It can be difficult for EDC providers to stand out among broadening competition. Here at Medrio, we’ve grown with the times and created a model that has kept us unique as the industry develops. Here’s a quick…

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Can Technology Allay Safety Concerns In Phase I?

The FDA reports that 70% of drugs in Phase I trials ultimately make it to later phases of clinical research1. This number may look impressive until one remembers the primary purpose of a Phase I study: to determine if a treatment is safe and well-tolerated in humans. If 70% of drugs tested in Phase I move on to Phase II,…

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The Potential Impact of 3D Printing on Pharma

In August of last year, the FDA made history by approving the use of 3D printing technology to produce pills. A 3D printer can bind particles of a powdered form of a drug using miniscule quantities of liquid, resulting in a tablet that is highly porous and therefore dissolves quickly and easily in water. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, which strives to improve…

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Preliminary Results from Apple’s ResearchKit

We are currently living in an age in which it’s nearly impossible to imagine going anywhere without your smartphone. While you are carrying your phone around, whether in your hand, pocket, or purse, it is constantly collecting and tracking data. This data, which has an immense potential to impact medical research, is not being used and is rarely even viewed.…

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Harnessing the Power of eSource for your Clinical Trials

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IBM’s Watson and the Future of Healthcare (Infographic)

What is Watson? Watson is a supercomputer system created by an IBM research team that combines artificial intelligence (AI) with advanced analytical software, which gives it the ability to answer natural language questions through machine learning. Watson’s unique capacity to take unstructured data and extract relevant pieces of information is what makes it so valuable. For many, the first experience…

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How the Internet of Things Will Transform Phase I Clinical Trials

Over the last few years, smart, connected products have become part of our everyday lives. We can hardly remember a time when our phones, watches, and TVs were not connected to the internet and providing us with real-time data. The phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) has developed as a way to categorize the growing number of smart products that have…

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Apple’s ResearchKit: What All Researchers Need to Know

Dubbed a “clinical trial in your pocket”, Apple’s new open source framework for clinical research (called ResearchKit) makes it easy for hundreds of millions of iPhone users around the world to participate in clinical trials. By simply downloading an app and agreeing to share their anonymized health data with research institutions, iPhone users can contribute to groundbreaking studies. With the…

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4 Tech Trends That Will Transform Clinical Research

Every industry is experiencing its own digital revolution, and clinical research is no exception. Innovations from wearable health monitors (e.g., Fitbit) to big data analytics will transform clinical trials, redefining how and when data is collected. If used wisely, digital technologies will accelerate medical discovery while reducing study timelines and costs. Read on to learn how four tech trends—mobile, social,…