Veritas Research, Inc. Announces the Introduction of CRAtoolbox™

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Veritas Research, Inc., an independent Contract Research Organization (CRO), today introduced CRAtoolbox™, the first PDA-based application geared to the pharmaceutical/biotech industries, at the annual meeting of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) in San Diego, CA. CRAtoolbox™ is a customized calculator, converter, and data / process confirmation tool built expressly for monitors by monitors in the clinical research community. The functions of CRAtoolbox™ are able to be customized to match the various clinical research needs within the industry.

Veritas Research, Inc., an independent Contract Research Organization (CRO), today introduced CRAtoolbox™, the first PDA-based application geared to the pharmaceutical/biotech industries, at the annual meeting of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) in San Diego, CA.

CRAtoolbox™ has been designed to assist clinical monitors with calculations and conversions for on-site Case Report Form (CRF) review. For the very first time, the 15 most frequently performed clinical calculations are together in one place and easy to use.

CRAtoolbox™ is a customized calculator, converter, and data / process confirmation tool built expressly for monitors by monitors in the clinical research community. “After years of watching monitors use scratch paper and pen to confirm CRF entries, we decided to develop a time-saving and consistent way to verify CRF data entries” said Penny Blinder, President of Veritas Research.

The functions of CRAtoolbox™ are able to be customized to match the various clinical research needs within the industry. It allows for Imperial or Metric units for height, weight and temperature, US or European date styles and either 12-hour or 24-hour time format so that it is applicable in the US and abroad. The PDA-based format saves time while increasing accuracy. “We all know the high cost of query resolution, monetarily, as well as, the time lost towards database lock.” said Stacey Lense, Executive Vice President of Veritas Research. “CRAtoolbox™ helps eliminate the common errors found on-site in CRFs and streamlines a Sponsor’s query resolution process in-house.”

Veritas Research has been serving the pharmaceutical/biotech industry since 2000. The company was created to support Sponsor companies with personalized service while adding scientific and clinical value to each project. Their extensive knowledge of CRO operations and Sponsor culture provides an edge in creating a progressive and innovative research community. “CRAtoolbox™ was a natural extension of Veritas Research. This will allow us to build more relationships within the research community and to demonstrate our global knowledge of the industry’s ever-changing needs” said Blinder.

CRAtoolbox™ is easily downloadable and can be purchased online through the Veritas Research website. It is available in Palm and Pocket PC versions and works on most versions of PDAs. For more information, visit Veritas Research online at http://www.veritas-cro.com or e-mail at info@veritas-cro.com.

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