Nextrials Simplifies Trial Management with EDC

The company's integration of its trials-managing software with products from electronic data-collection companies allows groups supervise clinical trials better and make changes faster. (

PHILADELPHIA—Nextrials, a software and services company for managing clinical trials, announced here Monday that its products are now integrated with those for conducting and collecting data for trials.

The arrangements were finalized over the past few weeks and include Dynarand LLC, Covance Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Fisher Clinical Services Inc. and Acculogix Inc.

For Covance, data can be delivered using CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium), a platform-independent clinical data transfer standard regarded favorably by the FDA.

Nextrials Inc.s software moves data into a single, centralized system from several vendors specializing in interactive voice response, central laboratory and drug distribution. These vendors are used widely by the industry to gather information about how a drug is working.

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That means a company sponsoring clinical trials can know quickly whether its agents have enrolled enough patients in a study and are collecting data appropriately.

The announcement came in Philadelphia at the annual meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, which drew some 18,000 biotech executives this year.

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