Perceptive Streamlines Workflow and Enables Greater Efficiency with New Web-Based Study Design Tool in DataLabs® EDC Solution

Jun 11, 2010, 06:00 ET from PAREXEL International Corporation

BOSTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), today released a new web-based version of the DataLabs Designer™ module, which is part of Perceptive's DataLabs® Electronic Data Capture (EDC) solution. The web-based study design tool, which can be hosted by Perceptive, provides clinical study teams worldwide with online access to collaboratively design trials. This core capability assists in streamlining workflow and improving the efficiency of the study design process.

The study design tool empowers sponsors to have enhanced oversight of the study design process and to track progress. Web-based access facilitates the use of a centralized, controlled library of study design components that can be validated, tested and available for reuse on all new studies. The library includes forms with edit checks to assist teams in designing studies faster, thereby helping to decrease study start-up and development timelines. The standardized forms can be adapted for multiple trials to further enhance efficiency.

"Optimizing the trial process is a key priority for the biopharmaceutical industry. The release of this new web-based version of our study design tool reinforces Perceptive's commitment to provide advanced functionality in our EDC solution to simplify user workflow," said David Stein, Senior Director, Product Management, Perceptive Informatics. "To accommodate the needs of companies of all sizes, the DataLabs Designer tool was developed with the flexibility to be implemented in the customer's environment or hosted by Perceptive."  

The DataLabs system, suitable for all types and sizes of clinical trials, has a hybrid capability that enables studies to include sites using paper Case Report Forms (CRFs) and support existing paper processes. With a single electronic clinical data management platform to unify the functionality of paper data entry with the flexibility of EDC, the DataLabs system provides sponsors with the flexibility to choose their preferred method of data collection.

The DataLabs EDC solution is part of Perceptive's eClinical Suite, which provides interoperability among systems, including the IMPACT® Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) and ClinPhone® RTSM technologies. The eClinical Suite is a dramatic shift toward maximally leveraging technology to accelerate development. The suite supports real-time data interchange, simplifies workflow, and enables diverse applications to work synergistically while facilitating effective trial management.

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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