A Big Moment for Diagnostics and Medical Device Clinical Trials

The medical device and diagnostics industries may not represent the face, so to speak, of clinical research. That distinction may belong to pharma, with its blockbuster drugs and lion’s share of the total number of clinical trials registered worldwide. But it would be a folly to underestimate the surge of energy, coming from both industry … Read More →

4 Things Early Phase eClinical Users Need

There’s a surge of innovation taking place in clinical research. Drug, device, and diagnostics companies are developing a host of products to meet today’s urgent public health challenges, with contract research organizations (CROs) looking to accelerate the market arrival of those products with efficient, technology-equipped clinical trials. Statistics show that this innovation push is still … Read More →

Is Blockchain the Future of EDC for Clinical Trials?

When Medrio was founded in 2005, we had a hard time understanding why clinical trials weren’t embracing technology more. Things like cloud-based services, tablet-based data entry, and ePRO through email were pushing the envelope of what the industry thought was possible, but the industry was responding with objections that soon became familiar: “New technology moves … Read More →

Addressing Clinical Trial Infrastructure Challenges

The last several years have seen a number of high-profile disease outbreaks across the developing world. Ebola struck three West African nations in 2014, mobilizing the World Health Organization and bringing doctors from around the world to the affected areas. The following year, the Zika virus spread throughout major portions of Latin America, with significant … Read More →

The Benefits of Integration-Ready eClinical

The growing complexity of clinical research has been met, in tandem, by an explosion of eClinical tools enabling researchers to manage that complexity. Electronic data capture (EDC) has optimized data management. Clinical trial management, a sprawling undertaking, is reined in by CTMS. Trial master files (TMF) have gone electronic. As a player in the eClinical … Read More →

Monthly News Roundup: May 2017

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 … Read More →

Tackling Today’s Data Security Demands

Across our society, technology is delivering enhancements and efficiencies to our day-to-day lives at an exponential rate. It has also, however, brought challenges, as regulations designed to establish ethical standards for the use of that technology have struggled to keep up with the pace of innovation. An article in MIT Technology Review notes how this … Read More →

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 … Read More →

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 … Read More →