SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Datavant, a healthcare technology company that aggregates and structures healthcare data to generate actionable insights for clinical trials, announced today that it has selected the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), the world's largest academic clinical research organization, as an analytical partner to accelerate data-driven approaches in drug development.
As Datavant's Founding Academic Partner, the DCRI will bring deep insights and unique perspectives on data-driven clinical research and access to clinical trial and health system data to augment Datavant's analytical tools and data assets. The DCRI will gain early access to Datavant's data and technology. Together, the organizations will create further opportunities to facilitate rapid scaling of best practices in clinical research to improve patient outcomes.
"New clinical insights come from matching the right question with data that can actually inform its answer," said Michael J. Pencina, the DCRI's Director of Biostatistics and a professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Duke School of Medicine. "The promise of this partnership comes from the blend of the DCRI's analytic innovations with Datavant's unique datasets, creating unmatched capacity for discovery."
"Too many drugs fail clinical trials due to deficiencies in trial design and interpretation, depriving patients of new treatment options they desperately need. We believe that the combination of the DCRI's analytical expertise and rich datasets combined with Datavant's products and data hold the potential to be transformative for the industry," said Travis May, President and Co-Founder of Datavant.
As the world's largest academic research organization and part of the Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) is known globally for conducting groundbreaking multinational trials, managing major national patient registries, and performing landmark research. We combine the faculty expertise of one of the most prestigious university medical centers with the full-service operational capabilities of a major contract research organization to fulfill our mission: to develop and share knowledge that improves the care of patients around the world through innovative clinical research.
Datavant is a San Francisco-based company dedicated to organizing the world's healthcare data. Datavant's products improve the design and interpretation of clinical trials through data integration and artificial intelligence, increasing the odds of success for clinical trials and helping more drugs reach patients.
Datavant's vision is backed by Roivant Sciences, SoftBank Vision Fund, and Founders Fund.
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