OpenClinica to Power European Trials

June 17, 2011
Company News Release

OpenClinica

has contracted with the

SAFE-T Consortium

, a public-private partnership of the European pharmaceutical industry, academics and small and medium enterprises working to qualify translational safety biomarkers for drug-induced kidney, liver, and vascular injury to enable quicker and safer evaluations of potential new medications in patients.
 
Over the next three years, SAFE-T will conduct clinical trials in several sites in Europe and Israel. It is the Consortium’s largest undertaking to date and is designed to assist the pharmaceutical industry in its quest to develop new biomarkers for the early detection of drug induced kidney, liver and vascular injuries.
 
“We assume that OpenClinica will help us streamline the process. If every study were viewed as a separate project as is common within large pharmaceutical companies, we would not have the resources for efficiently collecting and managing essential data,” said Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra, project manager of the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute in an interview. “By using a common EDC system from OpenClinica, we will reduce efforts in mapping collective data into a common data format.”
 

Ben Baumann

, OpenClinica’s Director of Business Development, says OpenClinica is able to provide efficiencies by standardizing on a common technology built on open standards, and using a single deployment of that technology for the customer’s benefit.
 
The Consortium signed to use OpenClinica’s Enterprise solution. OpenClinica Enterprise is the commercially supported version of the OpenClinica open source technology.