What Technology holds for Clinical Trials in Future?
“The Global Clinical Trial Service Market is poised to surpass $64 Billion by 2020.” – researched JZ Med
Clinical trials are among the most expensive and painful processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry. However, growing advances in clinical research have enabled better understanding of the molecular basis of disease. Clinical research techniques have started leveraging novel sources of information from patients, identifying the uniqueness of individual subjects and generating large quantities of data. Clinical research toolbox has grown unprecedently over the years, making the research community no longer limited.
Clinical Trials Innovation: Three waves that Clinical Trials are expected to ride on-
Three Successive Waves of Next, Near, and the Horizon Ahead!
Next Wave – Change Ahead!
In the next wave, advanced technologies will enable a considerable increase in the effectiveness and efficiency of the clinical trials. This can be attributed to the easy access to real-time clinical data and new use cases. Additionally, this wave will boost the industry’s adeptness to innovate. Here’s what you can expect in this space:
Wide Adoption of XR to enable Immersion Therapy in Treatment:
Immersive technologies have been widely adopted to distract trial participants or patients from pain, owing to their therapeutic capabilities, lately. Applied VR is a virtual reality platform that can treat pain and anxiety experiences for patients. As the technology continues to advance rapidly, extended reality (XR) technologies are highly likely to become predominant in trial operations in this space. This will further facilitate daily operations, enhance compliance and assist in attaining improved results.
Harnessing the Potential of Continuous Patient Data
The technology has made it seamless for researchers to capture data from a patient by placing small, auto-powered, and passive sensors in a way that is comfortable for the wearer. For instance, today, they are using new generation of skin patches for fall detection, ECG measurement, and drug release. With such approaches in execution, clinical trials can soon get real-time, holistic view of the health of a patient, and how they are related to the health of an individual. This approach can enable healthcare practitioners avail a more precise picture of potential impact of surroundings on the treatment of a patient.
Shift from Adaptive to Flexible Trials
Adaptive trials hold the potential to boost trial success rates and considerably reduce time as well as resource costs. These trials are currently used at a small scale due to the lack of guidance for their design and implementation. This is the perfect time for flexible trial design to intervene, as it will reduce the overall clinical trial cycle time.
Advanced Support Eco-systems
The future will witness more connected support system with patients more suitably connecting with researchers and enable more meaningful communication. This will pave way for greater trust and transparency during the clinical trial span, while improving patient engagement as well as retention.
Near Wave: From Virtual to Reality
In the coming time, fully virtual trials are projected to become standard. This wave will witness patients, doctors and their families directed to reliable, available trials, fully informed, checked for eligibility, and onboarded with the help of smart digital agents.
Horizon- Stepping into the Future
Will there be a day when clinical trials could be performed without putting the participant into any sort of risk? Various researches indicate a future when algorithms will model the journey of a patient via trials to forecast clinical outcomes.
To Sum Up!
The unprecedented increase in patient data sources and technology accessibility are projected to continuously shape everyone related to the clinical trials process. The proximity of the next and near wave, and horizon of clinical trials relies on leading industry players who have a clearer big picture of the impact of placing hopes in this exciting future.
While the clinical industry specialists continue to create a clear picture of the changes ahead, experts at PureSoftware can help you with technical hitches that may arise during clinical trials. PureSoftware’s clinical trial services and solutions have been enabling organizations maximize the data generated from clinical trial to enhance efficiency, reduce risk factor, and cut the overall development costs. PureSoftware also promises drug safety and provide a gamut of components that are perquisites for a compliant and effective pharmacovigilance system.