Bangalore, India (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Image Core Lab in collaboration with Teleradiology Solutions and the DIA hosted a unique and innovative one day workshop on ‘Imaging in Clinical Trials’ which was focussed on the role of imaging core labs in the clinical trials space.
The event took place in Bangalore on the 27th of July and was well received with participants from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and CRO industry. The highly interactive talks focused on latest imaging techniques and review criteria important for investigators to keep current with the best practices. Professor Vijay Chandru, Chairman of Strand Biosciences was the honourable chief guest and his introductory speech for the workshop effectively crystallized the audience’s focus. Distinguished international faculty speakers namely Dr. Dushyant Sahani from Harvard Medical School and Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur, visiting faculty at Yale reviewed contemporary topics such as the current role of imaging biomarkers in clinical trials in oncology, cardiovascular, metabolic, bone and joint diseases and protocols around imaging interpretation. Additionally, participants were oriented with advanced imaging techniques including computerized automated detection with specific focus on quantitative imaging. The course content also focused on the need for consistency, accuracy and reproducibility of imaging data in clinical trials and the workflow necessary to achieve this. The course touched upon the added value of Core Labs and the role of technology in centralized imaging and how this can bring about efficiencies and cost reductions in trials. A highlight of the event was the panel discussion of ‘Role of Core Labs’ where industry leaders such as Dr Sandeep Athalye Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development, Biocon, Mr Veerendra Shetty, Head, Siemens Corporate Technology Development Center –Healthcare and Dr Snehal Kothari, Medical Director, Quintiles Cardiac Safety came together for a stimulating discussion of industry perspective on the topic. At the end of the day, the feedback from the delegates was overwhelmingly positive, with one remarking, “This was an eye-opening workshop on a very valid topic in today’s clinical trials, a topic that is usually not touched upon at other industry conferences. The sessions were very informative and I think the audience really benefited. Hopefully we can see more of these workshops in the future.”
About Image Core Lab (ICL, http://www.imagecorelab.com ), a partner company of Teleradiology Solutions and TeleradTech is using its experience in Clinical Trial Imaging, Technology and Workflow development to offer a range of services in the Management and Review of Imaging in Clinical Trials. It was set up as an imaging laboratory for the centralized quality control and assessment of images. ICL assists sponsors and CRO’s with the integral part of the clinical trial arena in all therapeutic areas where medical images have to be collected. The regulatory issues to standardize the data and to remove bias from site evaluation have also led to the strong need for centralized labs such as ICL. (For information contact: info(at)imagecorelab(dot)com)