LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanguine, a leading technology company providing services to the personalized medicine and biomedical research market, announced today that they will be expanding their services to improve clinical trial efficiency through enhanced patient recruitment, retention and trial procedures. Sanguine, which primarily operated in the pre-clinical space until now, will be fulfilling a big need in later stage clinical development through a combination of their smart technology and adaptable mobile health force.
"Currently, the clinical trial process is slow and inefficient. Trials take 30-40% longer than expected due to poor recruitment, 15-40% of patients drop out before they finish and trial procedures are becoming increasingly complex," said Brian Neman, CEO and co-founder of Sanguine. "There is a huge need in the market to solve these issues and make the clinical trial process faster and more robust. At Sanguine, we are committed to advancing biomedical research by providing a comprehensive solution that spans the entire clinical development process."
Sanguine offers a personalized approach to patient visits and sample collection. Through the Sangre Dashboard, a powerful portal used to track patient progress and submit requests for at home visits, sites can better monitor activities and appointments. After a patient schedules an appointment through the Sangre Dashboard, a local phlebotomist or nurse from Sanguine's protocol-trained Mobile Health Force is alerted on Sangre, Sanguine's proprietary mobile application, and dispatched to the patient's home to perform trial procedures. Samples and data are processed and submitted in a timely manner and the site is notified of completion via the Sangre Dashboard. Sanguine's Mobile Health Force spans across 42 cities in the US, Canada, Italy and the UK. The combination of Sanguine's unique technology and global team of health professionals results in wider patient access, improved retention and compliance rates, an earlier last site last visit (LSLV) as well as reduced per site and per patient cost.
"By expanding our focus to include the clinical space, we will have the opportunity to work with a much larger research population and make a greater impact on medical research," said Carlyn Crisostomo, COO of Sanguine. "Our goal is to create a more efficient clinical trial process for both researchers and patients by leveraging technologies like our Sangre Dashboard and Sangre Mobile Application."
With over 200 unique protocols completed and partnerships with top pharmas, Sanguine is committed to creating the next generation of treatment and diagnostics for a multitude of diseases. Sanguine is currently working on studies with an emphasis on autoimmune and rare conditions.
About Sanguine Sanguine provides services and technology to the personalized medicine and biomedical research market by efficiently conducting at-home clinical trial procedures for major pharmaceutical companies and institutions developing new therapeutic solutions. The company has developed a technology platform that enables clinical research staff to locally conduct clinical study procedures such as biospecimen and medical data collection directly from the patient's homes. This ultimately decreases patient burden while increasing recruitment reach and retention for sponsors. Sanguine hopes to empower patients in the clinical research process by making it easier for them to participate in advancing research for their disease.
The company has fulfilled projects for 20 of the top 40 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The mobile application is currently in used by technicians in over 16 cities across the U.S.