Some new integrated features will include voice response and Web-based patient recruitment services, electronic data capture and clinical data management software along with a full reporting system. Voice response can make the reporting system easier for patients to respond and I am guessing the recruiting portion more or less speaks for itself with additional information available and perhaps some new ways of finding and locating potential participants.
We have software to manage just about everything we do today and this looks like the business of clinical trials is getting a bit more organized along the way as their numbers continue to grow. BD
PAREXEL International Corp. has closed its acquisition of ClinPhone plc, a vendor of technology to manage clinical trials. The acquisition was valued at approximately $180 million. Waltham, Mass.-based PAREXEL is a contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. United Kingdom-based ClinPhone, with U.S. headquarters in East Windsor, N.J., now is part of PAREXELs Perceptive Informatics technology subsidiary.