Perceptive Informatics' Survey Results Reveal Status of Biopharmaceutical Industry's eClinical System Integration Efforts

Jun 08, 2010, 06:00 ET from PAREXEL International Corporation

BOSTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), today announced the results of a survey conducted during its recent webinar entitled "Convergence of Technologies to Simplify Workflow." Perceptive polled biopharmaceutical industry professionals across a broad range of clinical and IT functions about their approaches to the integration of key eClinical systems, such as Electronic Data Capture (EDC), Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), and Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) technologies.

Survey results revealed that most respondents (71%) currently have integrated or are in the process of integrating a number of systems toward the goals of improving processes and overall trial data accuracy. A smaller group of respondents (21%) claimed to see the value of integrating their systems, but have not done so to date. Only 8% confirmed that their companies have developed established integration standards to which they expect technology vendors to adhere with regard to key systems.

According to Bill Byrom, Ph.D., Senior Director, Product Strategy, Perceptive Informatics, "The biopharmaceutical industry is increasingly recognizing the value of integrating key systems to enable more effective information flow across functions and organizations involved in executing clinical trials. However, we anticipate that there is a significant opportunity for the industry to implement integration standards and achieve true interoperability across eClinical systems. The realization of a fully integrated environment is expected to streamline workflow and support real-time data interchange to help companies make better, faster decisions and ultimately run trials more efficiently."

During the webinar, Dr. Byrom and Iain Dowlman, Senior Director, eClinical Services at Perceptive Informatics, presented Perceptive's approach to enable the most efficient workflow by simplifying the use of multiple technologies and optimizing them for the way users manage clinical trials. The experts discussed the concept of product convergence, which makes the functionality that exists in one application accessible through another, changing the way technologies can be used together to bring more efficiency to the clinical trial process.

To access the webcast on demand visit:  http://www.perceptive.com/News/Webinars/index.html.

About Perceptive Informatics

Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and subsidiary of PAREXEL, is focused on helping customers to accelerate the product development process through innovation. The Perceptive Informatics industry-leading eClinical product portfolio is built on advanced technology that benefits from extensive medical and clinical expertise as well as a deep understanding of the regulatory environment. The portfolio includes Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) technologies, Medical Imaging, Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Electronic Data Capture (EDC), and Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO). For more information about the integrated solutions in Perceptive's eClinical Suite visit: www.perceptive.com.

About PAREXEL International

PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical communications and consulting services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 71 locations throughout 54 countries around the world, and has approximately 9,500 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.

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