SOURCE: Fast Track Systems

March 03, 2008 13:26 ET

Fast Track Systems Announces CDISC Team Award Recipient

Chief Technology Officer Cited for Contributions to Trial Design Standards

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Fast Track Systems, Inc., a pioneer developer of tools for clinical-trial design, collaboration and communication, is pleased to announce the recognition of its Chief Technology Officer, Peter Abramowitsch, by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), which has recognized the efforts of Mr. Abramowitsch and his colleagues with one of its 2007 Team Awards for protocol representation.

"Fast Track Systems couldn't be more proud of Peter's efforts to further the development of the CDISC-sponsored universal, open-source data standard for representing clinical research protocols. We are already seeing the benefits of his efforts to further the CDISC trial design data standards, particularly in terms of greater confidence among end-users to adopt the tools needed to create extensible, modeled protocols," said Ed Seguine, Fast Track Systems CEO. "There is little doubt that more widespread use of extensible protocols, which offer clinical research sponsors the ability to improve the fidelity of clinical research knowledge transfer throughout their organizations, reducing wasted efforts, will better channel precious R&D funds to where they can do the most good."

"The emerging trial design standards being developed by CDISC are truly a collaborative effort, and I am excited to be a part of this ground-breaking activity," commented Peter. He noted that the accomplishments of the protocol representation group will have direct and long-lasting effects that will benefit clinical trialists and the vendors that serve them.

Fast Track Systems will be demonstrating Designer XCP, its tool for creating extensible clinical protocols, at the 23rd Annual DIA Conference and Exhibition: Data Management in Transition: Putting the "e" in Data Management to be held March 16th through 18th, 2008 at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, DC. See the DIA's website for the latest information.

ABOUT FAST TRACK SYSTEMS, INC. - Fast Track Systems provides technology and data to clinical researchers worldwide. Its products reduce cost and improve productivity by addressing inefficiencies and information asymmetries in traditional clinical trial design and execution processes. TrialSpace Designer XCP™ is the first comprehensive, standards-based extensible protocol design, collaboration, and communication solution capable of capturing study design information as reusable data for seamless integration with protocol-dependent documents and systems. Grants Manager and CROCAS draw from over 25,000 finalized protocols, 250,000 negotiated grants, and 4,500 CRO contracts to ensure that subscribers understand the true cost and compliance consequences when negotiating clinical agreements. Fast Track Systems is a registered solution provider and is ODM-certified by CDISC. Visit www.fast-track.com.