How can new technology streamline clinical trials?

Conducting clinical trials can be both time-consuming and costly, but new technology can streamline the process.

Thanks to the increased simplicity of accessing information online, many patients today are more informed about their conditions. This changes the patient’s position to an active, informed and engaged consumer in clinical trials. The increased engagement can also lead to new insights for the pharma industry, and in turn help the acceleration of healthcare.

Moreover, patients’ skills with new technology also offer great opportunities for clinical trials to use new, innovative solutions for sharing health data. By using mobile apps and wearable technology, patients in clinical trials can directly share health data with clinics. This means that clinics can work more efficiently with data input and analysis.

The use of technological devices and online programs also has the potential make clinical trials more accessible for patients, as they can participate even if they do not have access to a clinic nearby. New technology also offers more flexibility for pharma companies, as they can quickly adapt to changes in clinical trials.

Furthermore, innovative software for patient recruitment, as offered by Trialbee, streamlines the often time-consuming recruitment process. With innovative solutions and online recruitment, new technology can greatly benefit not only clinical trials, but also potential patients. For more information about our software, contact us.

Trialbee selected for Europe Healthcare Startup Mission

We are happy to announce that Trialbee is one of twenty European high-growth startup companies selected for the Europe Healthcare Startup Mission in the US!

Trialbee’s Tobias Folkesson and Jonas Billing are joining other European startups planning to expand their business in the US for a five day program.

The program will take the startups to Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Austin, which have strong connections to the healthcare industry. These visits will help the startups to connect with the industry in the US, and in the long run create opportunities for the startups’ future relationships with healthcare companies in the States.

“It’s a real honor being selected for this startup mission. We’re excited, not only to network, but also gain a deeper understanding of the US healthcare industry for the future”, says Jonas Billing.

Focus on fast tracking approvals at the PhUSE annual conference in Barcelona

Last week our customer project manager Åsa chaired the PhUSE annual conference in Barcelona.

PhUSE is an independent, not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. Since its inception, PhUSE has expanded from its roots as a conference for European Statistical Programmers, to a global platform for the discussion of topics encompassing the work of Data Managers, Biostatisticians, Statistical Programmers and eClinical IT professionals in pharmaceutical industry. The theme of the 2016 Conference was on how to achieve a “fast track to approval” within the pharmaceutical industry. Key things discussed were how can we as an industry standardise, automatise, design trials and utilise data more effectively to reduce the time to approval. Very relevant to the work we at Trialbee are doing in accelerating clinical trials.

Each day of the conference started with an inspirational talk by a keynote speaker. This year there was a fantastic mix of scientific topics presented by Alok Jah, Aseem Malhotra and Jack Lewis. Alok Jah (journalist and broadcaster) spoke about using storytelling as a tool for presenting complicated topics. Dr Aseem Malhotra spoke about overuse of medicines and the importance of informing patients about alternative options to standard treatment with medicines. Finally Dr Jack Lewis gave a very inspirational talk about our brains and how we can train them to make better decisions. Both doctors touched upon the importance of a healthy diet without sugar.

After 2 years of planning the conference was a great success with 600 data scientists working in pharma attending and some great conversations and connections made! The success of the Annual Conference was the result of collaboration and hard work. Trialbee are proud to support the organization and honored to have Åsa chairing this amazing event.