NEWTOWN, Pa.—BioClinica Inc., a global provider ofclinical trial management services, recently announced the BioClinicaIntegrated Operations Platform (BIOP) as part of its showcasing of its BioClinicaeClinical Technology Suite at the 46th Drug Information Association AnnualMeeting this week in Washington, D.C.
The BIOP is being touted as an advancement inclinical support technology because it "leverages the power, the familiarity,and the ubiquity of Microsoft Office and SharePoint platforms to deliver a realworld window on clinical operations—across studies and across clinicaltechnologies."
BioClinica notes that it will makemission-critical operational data accessible in Microsoft Office and SharePointapplications that it anticipates most of its customers already use and are veryfamiliar in using.
"Our customers told us that they needed a simplerway to centralize and share their operational data for managing clinical trials,"says Mark Weinstein, CEO of BioClinica. "Through our work with Microsoft we areembracing the SharePoint and Office tools that many customers already have anduse. Unlike other solutions, this platform un-tethers the clinical data, makingthe data more easily accessible and therefore more usable."
SharePoint is said to be one of the fastest-growingserver products in Microsoft history, with more than 100 million licenses sold.
"To keep up with market demands, life sciencescompanies are under increased pressure to speed the pace of clinical trials andquickly bring new drugs to market," says Michael Naimoli, director of lifesciences industry solutions at Microsoft Corp. "With the integration of our Officeand SharePoint platforms, BioClinica customers can liberate their data for acomprehensive, real-time view into studies and pertinent information, withOffice Smart clinical trial management systems."