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NEW YORK – October 9, 2018 - Medidata (NASDAQ: MDSO) today announced that Medidata Cloud, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences, is streamlining the management of medical images for the World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study. WASE is the first study of its kind to measure heart dimension and function across countries, geographical regions, cultures, gender, and age to benchmark differences based on diversity.
The WASE study shares a high number of echocardiogram (echo) files across continents and countries. Echo files are large and require specialized and secure technology. The study leverages Medidata Rave Imaging to:
“We know the importance of diversity in clinical trials, and this study is a key factor in forwarding that goal and benchmarking differences in heart size and function,” said Federico M. Asch, MD, FASE, MedStar Health Research Institute in Washington, DC. “We look forward to presenting the WASE data next year, and strongly believe it will inform approaches based on diversity factors.”
Launched in June 2016, the WASE study is funded by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Foundation and supported by Medidata, the MedStar Health Research Institute, University of Chicago and TOMTEC Imaging Systems. Its purpose is to create a global database of normal heart values to inform and potentially change the standard of care for a broad range of cardiovascular paradigms based on diversity criteria. To date, the study enrolled more than 2,000 subjects in six continents and 18 countries.
“We’re proud our platform is powering this important study, enabling global collaboration, and helping to achieve diversity in clinical research,” said Glen de Vries, co-founder and president, Medidata.
About WASE Study
The World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study was launched in 2016 and has centers in six continents and 18 countries, including the Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, United Kingdom and United States. The study is funded by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Foundation and sponsored by Medidata, the MedStar Health Research Institute, University of Chicago and TOMTEC Imaging Systems. To date, the study has reached over 2,000 enrolled subjects and the final results will be shared in 2019.
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About MedStar Health Research Institute
The MedStar Health Research Institute is the research arm of MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. MHRI provides scientific, administrative and regulatory support for research programs throughout the MedStar Health system. MHRI’s expertise includes translational research into disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. These programs complement the key clinical services and teaching programs in the 10 MedStar hospitals and other MedStar entities. For more information, visit www.MedStarResearch.org.