Speeding Drugs to Patients: Streamlining Clinical Trials With IT
Mass eComm is a non-profit business association that brings together buyers and sellers of information technology and e-business solutions for the purposes of fostering knowledge-sharing and business networking in a professional environment. Please join Mass eComm and the Mass Biotech Council on Friday, December 6, 2002 for a seminar on Speeding Drugs to Patients: Streamlining Clinical Trials With IT
Industry Leaders and Their Vision for 2003
Pressure is higher than ever on Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies to get promising new drugs through clinical trials and to market more quickly. Hear what industry leaders are doing to exploit technology to accelerate the clinical trial process and what they're planning for the future.
Moderator:Forrester Research , Michael Barrett, Senior Analyst, Healthcare
Averion, Philip Lavin, PhD, President & CEO; Co-Chair, Mass BioTech Clinical Trials Committee
- EPIX Medical , Stephen Knight , MD, President & COO; Chairman, Veritas Medicine
- Genzyme , PK Tandon, PhD, Senior Vice President, BioMedical Operations; Adjunct Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
- Millennium Pharmaceuticals , Thomas P. Scarnecchia, VP Corporate Informatics
- Perceptive Informatics, a PAREXEL company, Mark A. Goldberg, MD, President
Clinical trials make up a big part of the time and expense of drug development and their costs have been increasing faster than other R&D expenses. In this highly regulated environment, quality and safety are key drivers.
Electronic data capture (EDC) is emerging as a best practice for accelerating clinical trials and trimming time to market for new drugs. Forrester Research reports that over half of front line clinicians involved in trials would like to move to Web-based systems -- and 53% expect their organizations to be online for at least 20% of trials by 2003. Some drug makers are already moving all new trial starts to the Web.
Many new information technologies are being tried and no single one has been a "silver bullet." Today IT solutions are being seen as strategic tools to transform clinical trials. New IT based solutions are being tried to improve the speed, quality, and cost effectiveness of clinical trials. PDAs, wireless, portals, and online recruitment, are some of the technologies being applied today.
The panelists will share their experiences, talk about what's working and provide insight about their plans and expectations for the coming year. The group discussion will help you understand the challenges that lie ahead for your organization. A question and answer period will help attendees drill into the hard lessons learned by our participants.
Registration for Mass BioTech Members: When registering online, select "Yes" when asked if you are a member; then select "Mass BioTech Member" for your company name and type your company name into the "Comments" field. This will ensure you are charged the member rate. Register online at massecomm
About the Health & Life Sciences Program Series:
Mass eComm members and partners within the Health & Life Sciences Industries have come together to develop a series of programs that reflect our concerns and explore vital issues. We come from payers, providers, pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices and affiliated industries, operating in extended enterprises that start with the customer, and spread through technology and service partners, regulators, and others, each adding a unique perspective to the issues we face in this interconnected world. Register online at www.massecomm.org
The program was sold out for today but I will go the next time they have a program.