invivodata Leads Way in Clinical Trial Technology With Wireless Patient Diary System

invivosystem(TM) 4.2 Enables Wireless, Real-Time Access to Subjects'

Electronic Diary Data Via Handheld Devices



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from invivodata, inc.

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- invivodata, inc. announces
 the availability of invivosystem(TM) version 4.2.  This version, now in use by
 customers in current clinical trials, features real-time access to study
 subjects' diary data via wireless handheld devices.  Complementing its
 science-based compliance system, invivosystem 4.2 adds wireless support to
 create a more efficient, real-time flow of data from study subjects to
 investigators and sponsors.  With this new version, invivodata has extended
 its position as the technology leader in delivering a platform for subject
 self-report.
     "As wireless connectivity becomes more widespread, wireless data upload
 performed without subject intervention will be useful.  This approach will
 reduce subject burden and provide a reliable means to collect data more
 frequently than with site visits or even standard modem uploads," said Gerry
 Purdy, Ph.D., President and CEO of Mobile Insights, Inc.  "invivodata clearly
 understands how to apply wireless technology appropriately to clinical trials.
 These solutions are not just about technology -- they require the expert
 application of relevant science."
     The invivodata subject monitoring system efficiently delivers valid,
 reliable, and timely data, saving time and reducing risk for the sponsor.  Web
 access to study data provides real-time access to the diary data for sponsors
 and investigators.  The invivosystem is founded on the science of Ecological
 Momentary Assessment (EMA) -- methods for collecting real-time data in a
 subject's natural environment, yielding diary data that accurately reflects
 real-world experience.  This scientific methodology is one of the capabilities
 that sets invivodata apart from the competition and allows researchers to
 capture data that is highly sensitive to medication effects.  By providing
 wireless transmission of the data from patients, the invivosystem enables
 researchers to readily analyze subject compliance data, which ensures that
 protocols are being followed, resulting in more accurate and effective
 clinical trials.
 
     Aether Systems Inc, (Nasdaq:   AETH), a leading provider of wireless data
 products and services, provides the wireless data services, systems, and sync
 software that empowers the invivosystem 4.2 -- anywhere, anytime access.
 ScoutSync(TM), a core component of Aether's award-winning ScoutWare(TM)
 product family, provides advanced synchronization for the 4.2 solution.
     "By enhancing product offerings to include mobile and wireless software,
 invivodata has reinforced its commitment to maximizing an investigators access
 to clinical data," said Steve Bass, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions at
 Aether Systems.  "This dedication to providing a total IT solution will allow
 invivodata to use Aether's sync technology to impact the clinical trial
 process."
     "The Aether solution provides a very solid wireless foundation for the
 invivosystem," said Jon McClelland, Vice President of Product Development at
 invivodata.  "Our proven methods for gathering real-time, real world data from
 subjects significantly improves the quality of patient experience data that
 can be collected in clinical trials.  The addition of wireless device support
 will provide sponsors with the next generation of patient experience diaries,
 increasing the speed with which subject data can be relayed to researchers for
 analysis."
 
     About invivodata, inc.
     invivodata, inc. delivers the first and only system that gives the sponsor
 control over their diary data -- integrating behavioral and clinical science
 with handheld technology to deliver the leading full-service platform for
 subject self-report that optimizes subject protocol compliance.  invivodata is
 the only company that can guarantee subject compliance.  invivodata can
 deliver this unmatched guarantee because of their unique Palm-based monitor
 that collects real-time, real world patient experience data.  Employed to date
 in dozens of trials, involving thousands of subjects, invivodata's product is
 mature and market-ready.  Valid, reliable, timely data efficiently delivered
 by invivodata saves time and reduces risk, yielding confidence in a sponsor's
 study and security in their data.  invivodata, inc., a privately held company,
 is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.  The clinical trials operations
 center is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  For more information on
 invivodata inc., please visit http://www.invivodata.com .
 
     About Aether
     Aether Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless and mobile data
 products and services allowing real-time communications and transactions
 across a full range of devices and networks.  Using its engineering expertise,
 the ScoutWare(TM) family of products including the Aether Intelligent
 Messaging (AIM)(TM) software platform, and its network operations and customer
 care center, Aether seeks to provide comprehensive, technology-independent
 wireless and mobile computing solutions.  Aether develops and delivers
 wireless data services across a variety of industries and market segments in
 the United States and internationally.  For more information, please visit
 http://www.aethersystems.com .
 
     About Mobile Insights
     Mobile Insights is the world's leading authority on mobile computing and
 wireless data communications.  Established in September 1994, the company
 provides professional services to vendors and end users of hardware, software,
 and services in the mobile computing and wireless industries.  From Fortune
 500 companies to start-ups, companies of all sizes turn to Mobile Insights'
 consulting, conferences, and continuous information services for the
 information they need to do the best job possible.  Mobile Insights' clients
 include 3Com, AMD, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Palm,
 Qualcomm, Toshiba, and more.
 
 

SOURCE invivodata, inc.
    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- invivodata, inc. announces
 the availability of invivosystem(TM) version 4.2.  This version, now in use by
 customers in current clinical trials, features real-time access to study
 subjects' diary data via wireless handheld devices.  Complementing its
 science-based compliance system, invivosystem 4.2 adds wireless support to
 create a more efficient, real-time flow of data from study subjects to
 investigators and sponsors.  With this new version, invivodata has extended
 its position as the technology leader in delivering a platform for subject
 self-report.
     "As wireless connectivity becomes more widespread, wireless data upload
 performed without subject intervention will be useful.  This approach will
 reduce subject burden and provide a reliable means to collect data more
 frequently than with site visits or even standard modem uploads," said Gerry
 Purdy, Ph.D., President and CEO of Mobile Insights, Inc.  "invivodata clearly
 understands how to apply wireless technology appropriately to clinical trials.
 These solutions are not just about technology -- they require the expert
 application of relevant science."
     The invivodata subject monitoring system efficiently delivers valid,
 reliable, and timely data, saving time and reducing risk for the sponsor.  Web
 access to study data provides real-time access to the diary data for sponsors
 and investigators.  The invivosystem is founded on the science of Ecological
 Momentary Assessment (EMA) -- methods for collecting real-time data in a
 subject's natural environment, yielding diary data that accurately reflects
 real-world experience.  This scientific methodology is one of the capabilities
 that sets invivodata apart from the competition and allows researchers to
 capture data that is highly sensitive to medication effects.  By providing
 wireless transmission of the data from patients, the invivosystem enables
 researchers to readily analyze subject compliance data, which ensures that
 protocols are being followed, resulting in more accurate and effective
 clinical trials.
 
     Aether Systems Inc, (Nasdaq:   AETH), a leading provider of wireless data
 products and services, provides the wireless data services, systems, and sync
 software that empowers the invivosystem 4.2 -- anywhere, anytime access.
 ScoutSync(TM), a core component of Aether's award-winning ScoutWare(TM)
 product family, provides advanced synchronization for the 4.2 solution.
     "By enhancing product offerings to include mobile and wireless software,
 invivodata has reinforced its commitment to maximizing an investigators access
 to clinical data," said Steve Bass, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions at
 Aether Systems.  "This dedication to providing a total IT solution will allow
 invivodata to use Aether's sync technology to impact the clinical trial
 process."
     "The Aether solution provides a very solid wireless foundation for the
 invivosystem," said Jon McClelland, Vice President of Product Development at
 invivodata.  "Our proven methods for gathering real-time, real world data from
 subjects significantly improves the quality of patient experience data that
 can be collected in clinical trials.  The addition of wireless device support
 will provide sponsors with the next generation of patient experience diaries,
 increasing the speed with which subject data can be relayed to researchers for
 analysis."
 
     About invivodata, inc.
     invivodata, inc. delivers the first and only system that gives the sponsor
 control over their diary data -- integrating behavioral and clinical science
 with handheld technology to deliver the leading full-service platform for
 subject self-report that optimizes subject protocol compliance.  invivodata is
 the only company that can guarantee subject compliance.  invivodata can
 deliver this unmatched guarantee because of their unique Palm-based monitor
 that collects real-time, real world patient experience data.  Employed to date
 in dozens of trials, involving thousands of subjects, invivodata's product is
 mature and market-ready.  Valid, reliable, timely data efficiently delivered
 by invivodata saves time and reduces risk, yielding confidence in a sponsor's
 study and security in their data.  invivodata, inc., a privately held company,
 is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.  The clinical trials operations
 center is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  For more information on
 invivodata inc., please visit http://www.invivodata.com .
 
     About Aether
     Aether Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless and mobile data
 products and services allowing real-time communications and transactions
 across a full range of devices and networks.  Using its engineering expertise,
 the ScoutWare(TM) family of products including the Aether Intelligent
 Messaging (AIM)(TM) software platform, and its network operations and customer
 care center, Aether seeks to provide comprehensive, technology-independent
 wireless and mobile computing solutions.  Aether develops and delivers
 wireless data services across a variety of industries and market segments in
 the United States and internationally.  For more information, please visit
 http://www.aethersystems.com .
 
     About Mobile Insights
     Mobile Insights is the world's leading authority on mobile computing and
 wireless data communications.  Established in September 1994, the company
 provides professional services to vendors and end users of hardware, software,
 and services in the mobile computing and wireless industries.  From Fortune
 500 companies to start-ups, companies of all sizes turn to Mobile Insights'
 consulting, conferences, and continuous information services for the
 information they need to do the best job possible.  Mobile Insights' clients
 include 3Com, AMD, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Palm,
 Qualcomm, Toshiba, and more.
 
 SOURCE  invivodata, inc.