OpenClinica’s professional open source model provides strategic advantages for our CRO
Waltham, MA and Taipei, Taiwain (PRWEB) April 6, 2010
Akaza Research, the leading provider of open source clinical trials software, announced today that Qualitix Clinical Research Co., Ltd. has selected the OpenClinica Enterprise™ open source platform for its Electronic Data Capture (EDC) solution for multi-national clinical trials. Qualitix is a full service Contract Research Organization (CRO) based in Taipei, Taiwan that focuses on clinical monitoring and site management for Phase I – Phase IV multinational studies. Qualitix maintains a network of prominent Taiwanese investigators at 33 hospitals and has conducted more than 50 clinical trials across a number of therapeutic areas.
“OpenClinica’s professional open source model provides strategic advantages for our CRO,” said Min-Hsiung Kao, General Manager, Qualitix Clinical Research Co., Ltd. “We are able to leverage enterprise quality open source technology across our entire portfolio without having to swallow large, study-specific EDC fees.”
Qualitix joins the rapidly growing roster of international CROs, clinical trial sponsors, and academic/government organizations who have adopted OpenClinica. According to Benjamin Baumann, Director of Business Development at Akaza Research, “You can find OpenClinica in nearly every corner of the Globe. The flexible open source model combined with feature rich, easy-to-use technology has allowed OpenClinica to be readily adapted to different languages and local settings. We welcome this new relationship with Qualitix to help them bring the benefits of open source EDC to their customers and partners.”
About Qualitix Clinical Research Co., Ltd.
Qualitix Clinical Research Co., Ltd is a full service CRO based in Taiwan and focuses on clinical monitoring and site management services for multinational clinical trials. Their major clients and partners are international pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Qualitix offers full range of professional services and conducts high quality clinical trials in compliance with ICH GCP guidelines, including protocol and case report form design, clinical supply preparation (i.e. manufacture, randomization, packaging and labeling), clinical study monitoring and auditing, site management, data management, statistical analysis, final report writing, and submission of New Drug Registrations to Taiwan's Department of Health. Qualitix specializes in the therapeutic areas of oncology, diabetes, infection, hypertension and COPD.
OpenClinica is open source, web-based clinical trials software for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM). OpenClinica facilitates study protocol configuration, data collection via electronic case report forms (eCRFs), and enables productive clinical trials management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and other regulator guidelines and is designed as a lightweight, standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. OpenClinica’s open source pricing model facilities a dramatically lower cost of use and ownership than proprietary, closed EDC and data management systems. All versions of OpenClinica are available for free download from http://www.openclinica.org.
About Akaza Research®
Akaza Research, the leading provider of open source clinical trial software, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Akaza has developed and commercialized OpenClinica, the he world’s most popular open source clinical research software. Akaza brings Open Source Software (OSS) into the mainstream of the clinical research enterprise by making robust, flexible, standards-based systems accessible for all types of clinical research. Akaza Research provides OpenClinica support, training, hosting and other value added services to its customers worldwide. See http://www.akazaresearch.com.