Comprehend Systems Expands Clinical Development Visualization and Analytics Platform
December 13th, 2011 by Rick Morrison
Latest Updates to Comprehend Clinical™ Offer Sponsors, EDC Vendors and CROs Most Comprehensive and Customized View of Research Data
PALO ALTO, CALIF. – December 14, 2011 – Regulatory and financial pressures in clinical development have resulted in an increasing demand from sponsors and contract research organization (CROs) for user-friendly and comprehensive tools that offer the ability to easily access, explore and analyze clinical research data. While a number of analytics tools exist, most fail to meet the needs of drug and medical device developers looking to tackle a range of operational challenges. In response, Comprehend Systems has added new features and functionalities to its clinical data visualization and analytics software, Comprehend Clinical™, offering clinical developers unparalleled access to research data within individual trials and across multiple studies in a category or pipeline.
Comprehend Clinical™ is a visualization and analytics tool created by industry veterans with a mission to help sponsors and CROs overcome key obstacles in clinical development. Unlike other visualization tools that are cumbersome and costly to implement, Comprehend Clinical™ is easy to deploy, use and integrate with other systems, including electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical trial management (CTMS). With simple, embeddable and interactive dashboards, Comprehend Clinical™ enables ad-hoc reporting from any data source in real-time. As a result, Comprehend Clinical™ offers a view into the most critical high-level operational metrics – from patient recruitment to serious adverse events – as well as the ability to drill down into specific issues that arise throughout the course of a trial – from protocol deviations to problematic sites.
“The application of analytics in clinical development isn’t new, but no one has really gotten it right – researchers are still looking for a tool that gives them access to the data they need and can be easily embedded into their existing workflow,” said Rick Morrison, CEO of Comprehend Systems. “By working with the key players in clinical trials, including EDC vendors, CROs and sponsors, Comprehend is poised to fill the market need for a simple, web-enabled data visualization and reporting tool that is customized for the clinical space.”
Using Comprehend Clinical™, CROs are able to provide their customers with better access to their data, and EDC vendors can supplement their offering with best-in-show analytics. New features in Comprehend Clinical™ include:
- Mobile access – Comprehend Clinical™ dashboards are now functional on web-enabled mobile devices, including smart phones and the iPad, and can be embedded on any web portal or SharePoint site.
- Drag-and-drop ad-hoc reporting – Users can easily and quickly create more complex visualizations and customized, real-time reports.
- Custom dashboards – Dashboards can be customized by the user to ensure they are getting up-to-date access to the data that is most important to them and drill down as necessary.
Comprehend Systems is working with BioPharm Systems to ensure that Comprehend Clinical™ is fully Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. The company also recently closed $1.2 million in seed round funding for ongoing development of Comprehend Clinical™.
About Comprehend Systems, Inc.
Comprehend Systems, Inc. (www.comprehend.com) offers clinical data visualization, analytics and reporting software that improves the way clinical researchers access, understand, explore and analyze data. Designed specifically for clinical researchers, Comprehend Clinical™ enables data managers, monitors and clinical operations executives to identify broad operational and clinical trends across trials and also easily drill down and report on a wide range of factors, including safety issues, regulatory requirements and opportunities for critical time and cost savings. Comprehend Systems was founded in 2010 in Palo Alto by a team of entrepreneurs with decades of combined experience in clinical research and software development.