NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2017--
(NASDAQ:MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based technology and
data analytics for clinical research, is pleased to announce that the
Medidata Synthetic Control Arm (SCA) was recognized at the 2017 Scrip
Awards as the "Best Technological Development in Clinical Trials -
Sponsor Focused." Out of the 15 other award categories, 11 of the
nominees are Medidata customers.
The first-of-its-kind scientific offering, Synthetic Control Arm (SCA),
leverages Medidata Enterprise Data Store (MEDS) clinical data repository
that includes thousands of oncology trials. It forms a control arm made
up of patients with baseline disease and demographic characteristics
that match the experimentally treated patients in a current-day single
arm trial. SCA enables safety, efficacy and subgroup analyses of a
single arm trial that are usual for a concurrently controlled trial.
“The Scrip Awards judges selected the Medidata Synthetic Control Arm as
the best sponsor-focused technological development in clinical trials
because eliminating an entire control arm of a trial with a powerful
improvement to historical controls is truly innovative, offering both
cost and time savings as well as reducing the burden on their entire
clinical trial ecosystem,” noted Mike Ward, global head of content for
Informa Pharma Insights portfolio.
Presented to Medidata at the 13th Annual Scrip Awards on November 29,
2017 in London, the award celebrates excellence and innovation in the
biopharmaceutical industry and a continued commitment to improving
healthcare on a global scale. A panel of judges—comprised of
independent, senior industry experts from around the world—evaluated a
record number of submissions across a wide range of categories,
announcing a shortlist of finalists earlier this year. The Scrip Awards
are managed by Scrip Intelligence, the premier source of information for
the pharmaceutical industry.
“We are delighted to see that the Roche and Medidata collaboration on
Synthetic Control Arm Development received the Scrip Award. These data,
which were presented at the 2017 ASCO annual meeting, share our
commitment to our scientists and research partners to help advance our
oncology disease area understandings,” said Somnath Sarkar, PhD, senior
director and therapeutic area global head for hematology-oncology and
pRED oncology biostatistics at Roche.
“SCA utilizes patient-level historical clinical trial data to enhance
the interpretation of single arm trials, making predictions about the
treatment effect sizes of experimental products likely to be observed in
confirmatory concurrently controlled trials long before they are
conducted,” said David Lee, chief data officer, Medidata. "With the
Medidata Synthetic Control Arm, we have enabled our clients’ important
go/no-go decisions to be made with more accuracy and certainty, which
translates into improved ROI for their R&D investments.”
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Medidata helps advance the scientific goals of life sciences customers
worldwide, including over 950 global pharmaceutical companies, biotech,
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The Medidata Clinical Cloud® brings a new level of quality and
efficiency to clinical trials that empower our customers to make more
informed decisions earlier and faster. Our unparalleled clinical trial
data assets provide deep insights that pave the way for future growth.
The Medidata Clinical Cloud is the primary technology solution powering
clinical trials for 18 of the world's top 25 global pharmaceutical
companies and is used by 18 of the top 25 medical device developers—from
study design and planning through execution, management and reporting.
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