Waltham, MA and Shanghai, China (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
OpenClinica, LLC and its Chinese partner, Athena Healthcare, announce that the Institute of Breast Cancer at Fudan University in Shanghai has chosen the OpenClinica Enterprise Edition to support web-based clinical data capture and data management for its clinical trials.
The Institute of Breast Cancer at Fudan University is one of the leading cancer research institutes in China and is a State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) approved clinical research site. The Institute will be initially utilizing the OpenClinica Enterprise Edition for electronic data capture capabilities in a study to evaluate three different treatment regimens in women diagnosed with breast cancer. The program is a 5 year survival survey and is expected to include 3,300 subjects in 11 centers throughout China.
The OpenClinica Enterprise Edition has been fully localized into Chinese with implementation, training, and ongoing support also provided in Chinese.
According to Ivan Tjong-A-Hung, MD, General Manager of Athena the “OpenClinica Enterprise Chinese Edition will give the Institute a single, easy-to-deploy web-based platform it can leverage across all participating sites, allowing them to standardize and ensure high quality data collection while obtaining substantial cost efficiencies over time.”
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About OpenClinica, LLC
OpenClinica enhances the productivity of clinical trials through commercial open source software. Trusted by hundreds of biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, academic, and government organizations worldwide, the OpenClinica software facilitates electronic data capture and data management, increasing the speed of collection and quality of data in clinical trials. OpenClinica supports HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and other regulatory guidelines and is designed as a standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. For more information visit http://www.openclinica.com or follow @OpenClinica on Twitter.
About Athena Healthcare Consultancy
Since 2005, Athena Healthcare Consultancy has provided clinical research, medical publishing, and pharmaceutical marketing services in China. Athena’s experience covers diverse therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, diabetes, neurology, and allergy (ENT, dermatology), and oncology. The company’s clients include international biopharmaceutical companies, academic and government research institutes, and contract research organizations. Athena provides localized support and services around the OpenClinica platform for Contract Research Organizations (CROs), pharmaceutical companies, and scientific institutes operating in China. For more information see http://www.openclinica.cn.