Remote monitoring to bring down the cost of clinical trials
The cost of conducting clinical trials is already high and rising each year. With the cost of a single big trial reaching into the hundreds of millions of euros, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are selective about the drug development and research they conduct. This, in turn, impacts public health and the availability of new treatments. There are approaches to reduce the cost of large-scale clinical trials. The EU-funded Citrus project will focus on reducing the cost of on-site monitoring, which currently accounts for up to 14 % of overall clinical study costs. Specifically, it proposes the wider use of mobile technologies, centrally available data to evaluate site performance, electronic data capture and other efficiency-improving options – an end-to-end solution that offers remote monitoring capabilities.
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