PAREXEL Launches Perceptive MyTrials® Data-Driven Monitoring to Increase Patient Safety and Reduce Clinical Trial Costs
Technology solution designed to improve monitoring effectiveness and efficiency
BOSTON, MA, May 20, 2014 – PAREXEL International (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, today announced the launch of its Perceptive MyTrials® Data-Driven Monitoring solution. Developed by PAREXEL Informatics, it is a key component of the Perceptive MyTrials eClinical platform, an integrated suite of applications for managing clinical trials.
On-site monitoring is a critical aspect of trial management, with the primary function of identifying and mitigating patient safety or data quality risks at investigative sites. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies have issued guidance to assist sponsors in developing risk-based monitoring strategies that enhance patient protection and improve trial data quality through more effective study oversight. They have encouraged greater use of centralized monitoring methods to evaluate clinical trial conduct and progress.
PAREXEL’s new data-driven monitoring solution provides an innovative approach to centralized risk-based monitoring. The technology captures, consolidates and organizes clinical information in real-time from disparate sources. As a result, drug developers can accurately identify study risks and rapidly determine what type of intervention may be required. Monitoring focused on specific risk offers the potential to enhance patient safety, reduce costs and promote regulatory compliance.
“Perceptive MyTrials Data-Driven Monitoring uses clinical data to guide monitoring activities as an alternative to periodically scheduled monitoring visits, which can be time-consuming, costly and inefficient,” said Xavier Flinois, President of PAREXEL Informatics. “Greater insight into study data allows for a more precise determination of when on-site monitoring visits need to occur and what activities should be undertaken during those visits. This can make clinical trial participation safer for patients while offering cost efficiencies for sponsors.”
“Our data-driven monitoring solution builds on PAREXEL’s long-standing track record of developing innovative technologies to continuously improve clinical processes,” said Mark A. Goldberg, M.D., President and Chief Operating Officer, PAREXEL. “Perceptive MyTrials Data-Driven Monitoring represents the latest example of our leadership in bringing efficiencies to the drug development process.”
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About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 75 locations in 50 countries around the world, and has approximately 15,335 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
PAREXEL, PAREXEL Informatics, Perceptive, Perceptive MyTrials, and “Your Journey. Our Mission.” are trademarks or registered trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation or its affiliates.
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