Radiant Sage has introduced an enterprise SaaS application that allows researchers to combine image data from multiple drug trials into one database.
, a developer of software
for drug discovery and research, has introduced a software-as-a-service (SaaS)
enterprise version of its Core-Lab-in-a-Box application that allows researchers
discovering new pharmaceutical drugs to combine image data from multiple trials
in a single database.
Core-Lab-in-a-Box is the first SaaS application to allow for management of
medical imaging data without a need to install software or purchase hardware,
Ven Thangaraj, founder and adviser for Radiant Sage, told eWEEK.
trial sponsors in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotech often juggling
data from both in-house and outsourced trials, the software will help them
standardize storage for the data, Mallik Penamatsa, chief operating officer at
Radiant Sage, added.
can host their data internally or on an external cloud. Integrating information
from multiple trials in a single repository could make R&D more productive
and reduce trial costs, Penamatsa told eWEEK.
we're going for now is for us to provide clients with a singular solution where
things such as status reporting and metrics could be reported across trials and
also some of the standards could be reused rather than re-created,"
primary feature of the software is to store medical images from multiple
trials, according to Thangaraj. "The main use of this product is to manage
medical image data such as MRIs and CTs as they're used in clinical trials to
show the efficacy of a drug in process," he said.
software allows for storage, distribution, analysis and publishing of medical
images. In addition, the application supports Digital Imaging and
Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and non-DICOM image formats. DICOM is a
standard for distributing and viewing medical images.
use the application to ensure that they capture the correct images and
data from clinical trials, Penamatsa said. They then distribute the images to
radiologists, so they can add their comments before the images return to the
the enterprise version of Core-Lab-in-a-Box, announced on Oct. 11, Radiant Sage
is looking to transition analysis of imaging in trials from traditional
outsourced trials at imaging core labs such as Bioclinica
to a SaaS application
such as Core-Lab-in-a-Box, Penamatsa said.
core labs provide assessment of images such as MRIs and CT scans for clinical
anything to do with clinical image management was outsourced by sponsors to
what are called imaging core labs," Penamatsa said. Under the SaaS model,
researchers could maintain more control over the clinical trials, he suggested.
Radiant Sage is trying to do is change that model by giving other options which
are heavily technology driven to the sponsors so that they don't have to go
with resource-intensive solutions that the imaging core labs are offering
today," Penamatsa said.
to imaging core labs is more expensive with longer timelines, he added. The SaaS
option will provide more control over clinical trials, according to Penamatsa.
the enterprise version, IT departments can manage use of the software, he
said. "Being able to use [the software] for multiple trials under the same
license means economy of scale," Penamatsa explained.
application has a data dictionary to help standardize terminology across
trials. Other features include real-time tracking and audit trails as well as
online collaboration tools.
addition, the product supports advanced search querying. One search could be
"all males over 40 that have shown disease progression within 60
days," Thangaraj explained.