Clinical Trials in the Cloud: A New Paradigm?


Tue, October 28, 17:30 – 20:00


CareFusion - 3750 Torrey View Court - San Diego, CA 92130


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San Diego Clinical Research Network presents

Clinical Trials in the Cloud: A New Paradigm?

Marc Desgrousilliers
Date October 28, 2014
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM. Registration, networking, appetizers
6:30-7:30 PM. Program Presentation & Discussion
7:30-8:00 PM. Networking
Location: CareFusion, 3750 Torrey View Court, San Diego, CA 92130
Speaker: Marc Desgrousilliers. Chief Technology Officer, Clinovo

The VA uses it, but the FDA doesn’t. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. Examples are Dropbox, Flickr, and Microsoft Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office.
This program will help you decide whether or not cloud-based services are appropriate for your clinical studies. The global cloud computing market in the healthcare industry has climbed from $1.82 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach $6.79 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 29.9%. Companies will spend one third of their IT budgets on cloud applications and solutions this year.

Pharma and biotech companies have been using cloud computing services to store and access data for drug development research, but not clinical trials. Managing data is a pain point for the drug development industry, as the data generated by the industry is doubling every six months. The cloud gives pharma companies the ability to access applications and files from anywhere- PC, Mac, tablet- and they are always up to date.

The Cloud has become a pervasive technology in the federal government and commercial ventures and consumer-oriented software services. It is starting to permeate into e-Clinical systems. In this program we will present the principles of cloud based applications and the various technologies used to implement them, discussing the benefits of using cloud-based services, such as EDC and Randomization, as well as exploring other regulatory concerns. This program will help you decide whether or not cloud-based services are appropriate for your studies.

Clinical operations, outsourcing managers, data management, biostatistics, regulatory affairs. Study sites- coordinators, site management.

Marc Desgrousilliers joined Clinovo in 2010, bringing with him over 20 years' experience in software and engineering, and a passion for developing the right system for each customer. His technical IT expertise includes developing patented technologies in storage and network management. Marc has worked with both startups and large international companies throughout the Silicon Valley, including VERITAS where Marc ran a large worldwide engineering organization, and Microsoft where he led the development of most of the network management services on Windows.

At Clinovo, Marc is responsible for evaluating emerging technologies suitable for the biotech industry, developing the corporate information technology, ensuring industry regulatory compliance and developing clinical systems and infrastructure for sponsors. He holds a B.E.D.S.M. in Electrical Engineering, from the Centre d'Instruction Navale at St. Mandrier, France.

Clinovo is a technology focused contract research organization (CRO) headquartered in the Silicon Valley. Clinovo streamlines clinical trials for life science companies globally by developing validated, intuitive eClinical systems. Clients claim over 50% cost savings using Clinovo's Electronic Data capture (EDC) system ClinCapture.

ClinCapture is the only FREE, fully validated EDC system available on the market. ClinCapture allows clinical trial managers to design and create electronic case report forms (CRFs) in a matter of days in an intuitive drag-and-drop environment as well as integrate complex edit checks without any programming knowledge.

Contact: Sophie McCallum, Director of Operations. 408-773-6258
PROGRAM CONTACT: Teresa Gallagher 858-692-1835

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