Silicon Valley Upstart, goBalto Launches Tracker Test Drive

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30-Day Tryout Gives Users Full Access to the Software’s Features

If there was a way to have a study startup process that is web-based so that sponsors and sites could communicate more effectively and create transparency to all involved parties regarding this process, then that to me is the next evolutionary step

Today goBalto announced a 30-day test drive of goBalto Tracker. Recently unveiled at the Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference, Tracker offers a new way for study managers and sites to start clinical trials directly from the web. The test drive is available by request. Due to a high volume of interest, test candidates are chosen based on whether they are about to start or are in the process of starting a study. The software will be available for purchase directly from goBalto’s website in June 2011. The Tracker test drive is fully functional for 30 days, and includes the ability to start and track a clinical trial directly from the web. After 30 days, users will be able to continue using Tracker by purchasing a monthly subscription.

Study Status and Automation
goBalto Tracker offers a new and easier approach to tracking the startup of clinical trials. The solution has been designed to allow study sponsors to get their study up and running in minutes. Sponsors have the ability to track site activation tasks, exchange study documents and monitor site performance, all in real-time. Tracker includes features that help automate the study startup process by eliminating a number of manual and time-consuming tasks. These include the ability to set automated document exchange rules, receive site activation status updates and customized advanced alerts and notifications. Sites can also monitor where they are in the study startup process, so that they are always on the “same page” as the study sponsor.

Clinical Web 2.0
goBalto Tracker is described as a clinical research tool for the “internet generation”. The team applied consumer web 2.0 technologies to build Tracker as evidenced by the overall simple look and feel of the user interface. “It’s a far cry from the complex and overpriced traditional CTMS systems,” says Jae Chung, founder and CEO of goBalto. “Right from the beginning, we were in close discussions with over 150 study sponsors, CROs and sites, so that we knew precisely what users were looking for.”

“If there was a way to have a study startup process that is web-based so that sponsors, vendors, and sites could communicate more effectively and create transparency to all involved parties regarding this process, then that to me is the next evolutionary step. goBalto's Tracker solution is the first I've seen headed down that path by utilizing current technology to update an antiquated process,” said John Burnett, President of JaPa Associates, Inc.

Pricing Details
goBalto Tracker is offered as a software-as-a-service with 4 tiers of pricing based on the number of sites engaged. This means, study sponsors pay to use Tracker on a “per-study per-month” basis. There are no exorbitant upfront fees or cancellation fees. Anyone who signs up for Tracker at the regular price by May 19, 2011 is eligible for a free one-month subscription.

About goBalto
goBalto (http://www.goBalto.com) was formed in 2008 in San Francisco, with the mantra of delivering easy to use web solutions for the clinical research industry. For more information, please visit http://newsroom.gobalto.com or send an email to press(at)gobalto(dot)com.

About JaPa Associates, Inc.
Founded in 2009, JaPa Associates Inc. focuses on helping Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry companies to identify and track Key Performance Metrics at each phase of a clinical trial. By identifying and tracking these Key Performance Metrics in a study specific dashboard report, JaPa helps companies to assess their trials keeping the big picture in mind, notice trends and potential risks, as well as make decisions on mitigation strategies to ensure trials are completed in a successful and efficient manner.

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