Medidata and Decibel Therapeutics Announce Multi-Year Collaboration in Support of Clinical Development for Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, and Balance Disorders


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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata (NASDAQ:MDSO) today announced that Decibel Therapeutics is adopting Medidata Cloud, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences. The agreement will support the Boston biotech company’s clinical development for hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders.   Decibel is advancing a portfolio of research programs addressing inner ear disorders with its discovery and development product engine. As it prepares to ramp up both interventional and non-interventional clinical research activities, Decibel partnered with Medidata to:

  • Support early stage research in the areas of observational, natural history explorations

  • Facilitate timely data capture and analysis of study outcomes

  • Seamlessly scale and unify all data by adopting one eClinical platform across studies 

“As we establish our clinical operations infrastructure, we are not only focusing on speed and quality, but building a clinical data ecosystem that is scalable and cost effective. Medidata supports these initiatives, and facilitates the aggregation and analysis of clinical data across a variety of platforms and studies,” said Heather Wolff, senior director of clinical development operations at Decibel. “After an extensive search, Medidata surfaced as the ideal technology partner for Decibel.”   Decibel will incorporate key Medidata offerings as it advances its hearing and balance-related research programs:

  • Edge eTMF: unify content, data, and workflows with comprehensive real-time, end-to-end TMF management and share with other clinical partners

  • Rave ePRO/eCOA: optimize data accuracy and patient engagement by automating the collection of patient-reported clinical trial information from mobile devices into the Medidata Cloud 

“We’re excited to support Decibel as they break new ground in the development of novel therapeutics for inner ear disorders,” said Glen de Vries, president and co-founder, Medidata. “Our one platform approach empowers innovative companies around the world, like Decibel, to scale their research and make new discoveries.”  

About Medidata

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About Decibel Therapeutics, Inc.

Decibel Therapeutics has established the world’s first comprehensive drug discovery, development, and translational research platform to discover and develop therapeutics to protect, repair, and restore hearing. To serve the over half a billion people globally living with hearing loss and related disorders, Decibel is committed to creating a world in which the benefits and joys of hearing are available to all. Decibel is headquartered in Boston, Mass.

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