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  • 6 Best Practices in Interactive Response Technology (IRT) Implementation In Asia
    6 Best Practices in Interactive Response Technology (IRT) Implementation In Asia

    In 2014, 23% of clinical trials were conducted in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and that percentage is destined to climb. To keep up with this pace, APAC study managers, investigators, and supply chain managers (who have, until today, managed manual record-keeping in clinical trials) need to automate.

  • Building The Next Generation IRT
    Building The Next Generation IRT

    Interactive Response Technology (IRT) systems— used to manage patient interactions and drug supplies during clinical trials—perform a range of functions for sponsors, drug depots, and investigative sites.

  • Smooth IRT (IVR/IWR) Vendor Transition Guide
    Smooth IRT (IVR/IWR) Vendor Transition Guide

    Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are increasingly reliant on their CROs (contract research organizations) and vendor partners to provide innovative, cutting edge solutions that will help them bring new therapies to market faster. According to a recent market research report1, the global clinical development outsourcing market will reach more than $64 billion by 2020, with CROs managing close to 72% of all clinical trials. As sponsors continue to adopt the outsourced model, sponsor-vendor relationships will play a pivotal role in the success of the clinical trial.

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IRT System For Clinical Trials: IXRS®3 IRT System For Clinical Trials: IXRS®3

Used in more than 2,000 clinical trials and at over 130,000 sites around the world
Over the past several years, clinical trials have become increasingly intricate. Study sponsors now aim to satisfy multiple objectives within a single, more complex protocol. As the level of complexity grows, it’s imperative that the technology employed to capture this critical data keeps up. We have earned a reputation for providing a level of flexibility that is unmatched in the industry.

IVRS/IWRS Services IVRS/IWRS Services

SynteractHCR offers full-featured global Interactive Voice and Web Response Systems for your clinical trial operations, through our validated 21 CRF Part 11 compliant proprietary system. Once implemented, the system is available 24/7 for use by sites, study participants and project team members. Transactions are recorded into a study-specific database, and information can be exported into custom reports. Live technical support is available to sites and study participants via phone, email or web access. SynteractHCR has successfully implemented IWRS in 30 countries and has the capability to translate 26 different languages.

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Once a clinical study starts, the outcome will not exactly match the forecast. However, it is important to optimize clinical trial supplies to ensure that the outcome is as accurate as possible.
When setting up the IRT (IVRS/IWRS) systems for any study, it is prudent to bear in mind the costs and time impacts of potential changes in the future. There are IRT or IVRS systems that come with modular set-up to enable them to respond faster and more efficiently to changes needed while the system is still alive.
IRT (IVRS/IWRS) systems help in handling the logistical issues related to the conduct of clinical trials. Modern systems are web-based and can be accessed anytime of the day or night through the internet or telephone connection. This allows for seamless management of drug supply, lab samples, patient enrollment and randomization, patient diaries, drug returns and reconciliation, and temperature excursion.
Clinical trials are usually expensive and can take many months or years. There are also high chances of things going wrong at just about any stage. A good IRT (IVRS/IWRS) system is supposed to minimize the risks, reduce the timelines, and cut the costs of development. It should also be flexible enough to allow for simple management of complex and adaptive studies that are being undertaken.
Some clinical studies can be very large and usually cover different areas. There is a need for seamless coordination and integration of data from all areas of study into a central lab for analysis. A good IRT (IVRS/IWRS) will also be helpful for event and visit tracking during these large clinical studies.