Official press release:
– Global Healthcare Leader Becomes the Latest Pharmaceutical Company to Choose BioClinica’s Industry-Leading Clinical Trial Management System –
September 24, 2012. NEWTOWN, PA – BioClinica®, Inc., (NASDAQ: BIOC), a global provider of clinical trial management services, announced today that Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has selected BioClinica’s OnPoint as the company’s standard CTMS (Clinical Trial Management System). With this decision, Sanofi plans to utilize OnPoint CTMS for all clinical trial management activity.
Sanofi is the largest in a growing list of companies that includes other top ten pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to embrace BioClinica’s innovative clinical trial management system, making OnPoint the leading CTMS solution for forward-thinking companies.
“BioClinica is extremely proud that Sanofi has chosen OnPoint CTMS,” said Mark Weinstein, CEO of BioClinica. “We look forward to helping fulfill the long-term vision of Sanofi through the use of embedded and transformational applications. This is further evidence that our eClinical solutions are not only leading from a technology perspective, but that our people, products and services are some of the best in the industry.”
BioClinica’s OnPoint CTMS improves clinical trial management by helping sponsors easily centralize and share trial data. OnPoint’s unique Office-Smart design will maximize Sanofi’s existing investment in Microsoft technologies by letting users access, update, and report on clinical trial data from within the familiar environment of Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Using SharePoint as a collaborative portal, OnPoint’s web services integration with other trial management products provides an end-to-end trial management solution. This approach lessens the financial impact of trial management, greatly enhances user adoption, and helps avoid the pitfalls of outdated, legacy CTMS products.
“Providing an end-to-end clinical development platform that unifies the best available solutions is an important part of BioClinica’s approach to trial management,” said Peter Benton, President of BioClinica’s eClinical Solutions. “OnPoint’s ability to exchange information across multiple systems, including Sanofi’s choice of eTMF (Electronic Trial Master File), makes OnPoint the best choice for clinical trial management and demonstrates why BioClinica is the innovation leader in eClinical products.”
“I am confident that OnPoint is the right CTMS for Sanofi and will help bring new therapies and treatments to market faster,” continued Mr. Benton. “As part of Sanofi’s extensive evaluation process, we conducted a proof-of-concept implementation which demonstrated how OnPoint met Sanofi’s key business imperatives of collaboration, integration, and architectural openness.”
As a Microsoft Gold partner, BioClinica has long been known for its industry-leading integration with Microsoft technology. BioClinica was recently awarded a Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award for creating the OnPoint CTMS “Monitor Visit Report” which makes it easier for clinical site monitors to enter essential study information with or without an internet connection. Andrea McGonigle, national managing director for Life Sciences at Microsoft Corporation, stated, “BioClinica and Sanofi have both recognized the power of the Microsoft Platform and are using these technologies to build the future of how clinical trials will be run. The power of the Microsoft stack allows scalability and flexibility, and puts the information back in the users’ hands. Instead of monolithic database architectures, Sanofi will be empowered to ‘liberate their clinical trial data’ and make faster decisions.”