SOURCE: PharmaPros


August 31, 2011 13:43 ET

PharmaPros Selected as Finalist for 2011 SCDM Annual Data-Driven Innovation Award

Submission Case Study in Collaboration With Biogen Idec for the Delivery of DFM Enterprise Solution

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - PharmaPros Corporation, a technology solutions provider, announced today that its DFM Enterprise solution has been selected as a finalist for this year's Annual Data-Driven Innovation Award from the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM). The award recognizes the year's best advancement in clinical data management, and innovation that improves technology or processes within clinical research studies. The award will be presented at SCDM's annual conference, taking place September 11-14, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.

This year's entry is in conjunction with customer Biogen Idec, and the successful implementation of PharmaPros' DFM Enterprise solution on several in-progress, late phase global clinical trials with multiple service providers across 300 sites, in 30 countries, and more than 5,000 patients. Biogen Idec was faced with the challenge of evaluating the status of the data for these trials across disparate systems and multiple service providers. The magnitude of the challenge was heightened by the global nature of the trials. Missing data was uncertain and accurate projections of time lines and data was very difficult to evaluate across the global vendor teams.

A solution that combines PharmaPros' Enterprise Adapter and Dataflow Manager products, DFM Enterprise created an operational eClinical cloud using Biogen Idec systems, and enabled the company to gain greater visibility across millions of records of data flowing in from EDC, CDMS, CTMS, and multiple IVR and Laboratory systems. Because many of these systems reside behind Biogen Idec's enterprise firewall, the Enterprise Adapter was implemented to enable delivery of these data to Dataflow Manager via web-services.

With Dataflow Manager providing a near real-time view of expected data at the study, site, subject, visit, and form level, Biogen Idec was empowered with the necessary business intelligence to quickly identify bottlenecks and collaborate with their global CRO partners to successfully manage these studies to a targeted time line.

PharmaPros was the winner of the 2010 Annual Data-Driven Innovation Award, along with customer Paradigm Spine, and its use of Dataflow Manager to support a Bayesian clinical trial, enabling Paradigm Spine and its service providers to reach PMA submission two years ahead of schedule.

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About PharmaPros
PharmaPros is a technology solutions provider specializing in business intelligence for clinical trials. The company's innovative approach and deep industry expertise have resulted in innovative solutions that are redefining clinical trials technology. PharmaPros is a leader in the emerging generation of cloud-based solutions for clinical trials. The company was formed in 1996, and is located in Cambridge, MA.

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