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10 free ways to reduce risk in your medical device clinical trial

You cannot outsource quality in your medical device clinical trial Collecting low-quality data means that your trial is likely to fail. You will not be able to prove or disprove the scientific hypothesis of your medical device clinical trial. You will have wasted your time. You cannot outsource quality, you have to build it into …

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What takes precedence? GCP or hospital network security?

This is a piece I wrote a while back on my medical device security blog – Cybersecurity for medical devices. One of the biggest challenge of using connected medical devices in clinical trials is near real-world usage of devices that are not commercially-ready. We have a couple of customers that are performing clinical trials of …

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4 strategies to get connected medical devices faster to FDA submission

Introduction Better designs, site-less trials, all-digital data collection and PCM (patient compliance monitoring) can all save time and money in connected medical device clinical trials.  This article will help you choose which strategies will be a good fit to help you validate your connected medical device and its intended use for submission to FDA. What …

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Israel Biomed 2019-the high-social, low stress STEM conference

Impressions from Biomed 2019 in Tel Aviv This week was the annual 3 day Biomed/MIXiii (I have no idea what MIXiii means btw) conference in Tel Aviv.  The organizers also billed it as the “18th National Life Science and Technology Week” (which I also do not know what that means). This was a particular difficult …

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The 3 tenets for designing a clinical data management system

Abstract: This post reviews the importance of 1) proper study design, 2) good data modeling and 3) realistic estimation of project timetables. The article concludes with a discussion of eSource and attempts to dispel some of the myths including how DIY EDC study build save time (they don’t). Enjoy! The trend of DIY: good for …

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Important EDC features for medical device clinical trials

Medidata Rave and its CTMS companion product iMedidata are a far more comprehensive solution than OpenClinica but when you choose EDC software for medical device clinical trials, you enter a realm of unique requirements involving connectivity, security, privacy, API integration and specific interfaces to hardware. Electronic data capture software (EDC software) systems have demonstrated that …

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Why medical device studies need business controls

There are some interesting analogies between cyber security and medical device clinical trials from a risk management perspective. Both areas are complex, vulnerable to human exploits and may result in loss of data. Medical device trials are not exempt from unexpected human behavior. Despite this concern, I find it significant that guidance for remote-risk-based monitoring …

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The key is not first to eSource, the key is smart to market

This post is not for the Pfizers, Novartis, Merck and GSK giants of the life science industry. Its for the innovators, the smaller, creative life science companies that are challenged by the costs, the regulatory load and complexity of executing a clinical trial. This post is dedicated to the startup entrepreneurs of the world. Building an EDC …

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