Despite recent evidence indicating that the overall number of clinical trials in pre-clinical and Phase I-IV have declined in volume, industry research shows that this lack of new study startups may be offset by a growing trend by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to outsource their studies and study management to clinical research organizations. A recent article in PharmaOutsourcing confirms this theory, observing that despite a downturn in the total number of clinical trials in all phases, CROs may still witness a large increase in new clients, as large pharma, biotech and device companies look to keep their costs down.
Trial By Fire Solutions, a leading eClinical solution provider specializing in clinical study management applications, today announced that SimpleCTMS has been selected by a global leader specializing in innovative measurement solutions for the life sciences industry. The client’s adoption of SimpleCTMS will utilize core study management features of the platform as well as new workflow and tracking features that facilitate the client’s unique study model. Trial By Fire Solutions has expanded their validated platform services in order to deliver validated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in a compliant data center within the client’s aggressive schedule.
Industry research has indicated that 89% of Sponsors or CROs that manage clinical trials provide clinical research associates (CRAs) and team members with access to a CTMS or other tracking systems. The majority of them combine monitoring tools with a CTMS to achieve greater site monitoring and process efficiency.
Today's trial sites are accepting more diverse studies, constrained by tighter budgets, and under more regulatory compliance scrutiny than ever. As sites track larger amounts of clinical data for their internal monitoring and reporting, clinical teams need flexible tracking tools that give them focused metrics and better validation over their data than paper or spreadsheets can provide. At the same time, they need a system that is easy to use and doesn't take a lot of time or resources away from the monitoring of clinical research sites.
A web-based CTMS such as SimpleCTMS helps CRAs and support staff:
- View the status of one or more clinical trials
- Access subject data and associated tracking records
- Identify outstanding issues
- Make informed decisions about requirements for site visits.
Providing CRAs with access to the cross-study and cross-site data available within a web-based CTMS is vital and a key part of site management. There is growing recognition across the industry that when CRAs use a CTMS, they are more efficient in site monitoring and management activities.
As 2012 winds down, we are keenly aware that the planning for 2013 studies is very much underway. Whether the New Year entails kicking off fast-paced programs, working with new indications or Sponsors, or simply evaluating progress of current studies, we are confident that our easy-to-use CTMS solution can help you reach your goals in the coming year. We remain true to our mission of making information sharing easier, study management more streamlined, and providing a flexible and affordable tool to benefit study teams of all shapes and sizes. Not quite convinced? Here are some things to keep in mind:
Trial By Fire Solutions, a leading eClinical solution provider specializing in clinical study management applications, today announced the release of SimpleCTMS 3.0. This major release offers a number of new updates and enhancements, including electronic visit reports, improved field customization, and expanded dashboards.
Trial By Fire Solutions, a leading eClinical solution provider specializing in clinical study management applications, today announced that QED Clinical Services Limited, a specialty Contract Research Organization (CRO) based in the United Kingdom, has selected SimpleCTMS to broaden and enhance their portfolio of clinical services.
Trial By Fire Solutions, a web-based software firm serving the life science industry, has formed a strategic collaboration to integrate Projecis with its SimpleCTMS platform to gain efficiencies in information distribution and knowledge building. The partnership builds on the value that each individual service offering provides to clinical study management.
InClin, a San Francisco Bay Area Clinical Research Organization (CRO), has selected SimpleCTMS, a leading eClinical study management solution, as part of a growing initiative to enhance their clinical research service offering.
Just returned from a very productive and informative trip to DIA 2012, the annual meeting of the Drug Information Association, which took place in Philadelphia, PA from June 24-28. In the past, we’ve had an exhibition booth, but this year I wanted to spend more time on the exhibition floor, evaluating what new and exciting developments are taking place in our industry.
We will be attending the DIA show in Philly next month, which is occurring June 25th -27th. SimpleCTMS has grown significantly since we exhibited at DIA 2011 in Chicago last year. If you will be at the DIA show next month, we would be delighted to sit down with you for a personal demo and discussion. Please contact us to set it up.
Trial By Fire Solutions, a leading eClinical solution provider specializing in clinical study management applications, today announced that PRC Clinical, a privately held Contract Research Organization (CRO), has selected SimpleCTMS to complement existing clinical trial management solutions as an integrated part of their portfolio of services.
Trial By Fire Solutions has just released “Key Questions to Ask an eClinical Provider”, a new white paper that helps empowers life science organizations interested in web-based eClinical solutions with the right questions to ask prospective eClinical service providers.