Transform Your Clinical Trial Processes in 2022

While those of us who work in the clinical trial space have always known that the importance of our work cannot be overstated, there’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the importance of the clinical trials industry to the rest of the world as well. As we reflect back on the events of the past year, Devana Solutions is proud of the role we have played in supporting the development of life-saving vaccines, treatments, medical devices, and medications that have had a positive impact on quality of life for the patients who received them. As we look forward to 2022, we remain dedicated to supporting new discoveries in the field of medical research.

At Devana, we know that clinical trials are an essential part of ensuring that real people get the care they need to live better lives. We’re also aware how limited the options have been for managing clinical trial processes. Labor-intensive manual data entry and scattered spreadsheets with incomplete or missing information are common. Often “the left hand” will have no idea what “the right hand” is doing, especially if both of those “hands” belong to a research organization conducting more than a handful of trials at once. That’s why we developed our technology—to help you bring your goals for the future of medicine into alignment with your capabilities as a site, CRO, or sponsor. 

While there’s no telling what kinds of challenges 2022 might bring; the cumbersome, error-prone processes you currently struggle with don’t have to be among them. Imagine, instead, the opportunities that will unfold with Devana’s clinical trial technology that provides you with a single, cloud-based platform with real-time data.

From pre-award through  trial completion, our platform lets you effortlessly manage all of the information along the way. Clinical trial processes become a snap when you have instant access to all the necessary data required. You won’t have to worry about inaccuracies slowing down the trial award process and startup stage, because all of the necessary data for a site can quickly and easily be assessed and shared with CROs and sponsors. 

As your single solution to standardize, streamline, and automate all of your clinical trial processes, our platform will help you align with the right trials and speed therapies and treatments to the patients who need them most. Let 2022 be the year you take the first step towards transforming your clinical trial processes with Devana Solutions.

Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to learn more about our cloud-based data analytics software for the clinical trials industry that integrates seamlessly with CTMS and other key systems to keep success in the crosshairs.

 

How Technology Simplifies Clinical Trial Feasibility Assessments

Ah, the dreaded site assessment and feasibility: pages upon pages of requests for information. From equipment specifications to investigator experience to patient population, the amount of data needed to execute a clinical trial feasibility is onerous. You may have most of this information on hand—across a variety of spreadsheets, emails, documents—and in your head. But there may also be gaps in the information you have access to, leaving you no option but to put down your best guess and muddle through.

However, the accuracy of the data you provide in an assessment is vital. Sponsors and CROs need the information in a feasibility to be as precise as possible, or else how can they be sure a site will be able to perform as needed in a trial? Miscalculations and incomplete information could prevent you from being awarded the trials you deserve. On the other hand, an inaccurate feasibility could lead to being awarded a trial that your site cannot perform well, resulting in damage to your business and your reputation. This inevitably slows down or even halts the investigational process, causing delays in much-needed therapies, vaccines, and devices making it to the market—and to the patients who would benefit from them.  

Clinical Trial Feasibility Accuracy and Innovation

In the clinical trials industry, innovation and state-of-the-art technology are a part of the job. But until now, so many sites have been relying on outdated, error-prone manual processes to store and deliver their vital information. Devana Solutions is here to change that by bringing site feasibility assessments into the 21st century. With our clinical trial process management platform, you’ll have access to all of the data you need to flawlessly execute clinical trial feasibility assessments—within seconds. 

Performance for Indications & Therapeutic Areas

Devana’s platform gives you the ability to review a site’s past and current performance, as well as their experience in particular indications or therapeutic areas. This information can be displayed for your particular site, for a specific investigator, or even for the organization as a whole. You can easily see the number of trials and average enrollment metrics for those trials, such as patient volume, screen failure rate, early term rate, and contract fulfillment percentage. 

Performance with CROs & Sponsors

Common feasibility questions about your performance with specific CROs and sponsors include queries like how many studies are you currently running or have completed for a specific CRO or sponsor? What is your average study start-up time with that same CRO or sponsor? How long on average does it take your site(s) to screen the first patient once the study has been given the “green light?” Devana’s platform instantly provides this information for you. Among other metrics, you can see the number of trials performed for each CRO and sponsor, their turnaround time, and pertinent enrollment data. 

Clinical Trial Feasibility Investigator Information

Our platform’s investigator profiles centrally house all of the crucial documentation for your investigators, including CVs, medical licensing, and training certificates. No more digging into emails, computer folders, or physical files of photocopies just to fill out the investigator information in a feasibility assessment. With Devana’s platform, everything you need is in one place.

Site Information

All of the relevant information needed for a site feasibility assessment—from the basics such as contact info to the nitty-gritty details like therapeutic area experience, equipment on-site, staff-on site, and past FDA audit outcomes—is stored in our platform’s site profiles. You won’t need to sift through countless documents and spreadsheets just to get the necessary data—our platform provides it at the touch of a button.

Financial Information

Budget considerations are a common element of feasibility assessments, requiring you to provide fiscal details in a variety of areas. This financial information includes costs related to specific indications as well as particular CROs and sponsors. Devana’s platform stores and crunches the numbers for you, so it’s available anytime you need it. 

Feasibility assessments are essential for winning trial awards, but there’s no reason they should still be a stressful, manual, error-prone process. With Devana’s platform, you’ll effortlessly give CROs and sponsors the data and the insights they need to understand your strengths and weaknesses, optimize your performance, and win study awards.

Book a demo with Devana Solutions today to bring your clinical trial feasibility assessments into the 21st century.

 

How to Better Manage Your Clinical Trial Operations

One of the biggest challenges that clinical research organizations face is managing their vast influx of clinical trial opportunities from Sponsors, CROs and other potential sources. As anyone in this industry knows, there’s a lot of effort that goes into starting up a clinical trial; from sourcing the trial, to feasibility and site selection, to contract and budget negotiations, to regulatory and the many steps in between. Even today, in this advanced digital age, most research organizations are still relying upon mundane spreadsheets and manual processes to manage their trial activities. Why are we still doing this when there is technology available to make our lives easier? Devana Solutions’ innovative platforms help to increase efficiency around clinical trial processes for research organizations of all sizes, with varying needs. 

Managing New Clinical Trial Opportunities

Devana Solutions helps you track the pipeline of new clinical trial opportunities.  

Let’s say you’re a research organization with ten site locations that was just approached with a new clinical trial opportunity. In Devana, you can create the trial opportunity, once, completing details such as the name, trial origin, therapeutic area, protocol number, etc.; details that will not change regardless of which sites are conducting the trial.

Once you’ve created the trial within Devana, you can then add all ten sites to the trial, which creates a site activity and enrollment record for each site. Whether startup activities are handled centrally or at the site level, you will be able to track the completion of necessary milestones within Devana. If certain milestones are handled centrally, you only have to update the milestone once from the main trial page instead of having to update each individual site record, 10 different times.

Devana also offers built in, automated task management so important tasks never get missed, since we know there are many moving parts in managing a trial, in all stages.

Simplify Feasibility Questionnaires

One of the more frustrating situations during the feasibility process is not having complete data to quickly and easily respond to feasibility questionnaires.

When you have this information in a comprehensive system like Devana Solutions, it makes responding to a feasibility much easier since everything is at your fingertips.

One area where this is immensely beneficial is having concrete data surrounding your investigators’ historical and current trial performance. When completing feasibilities, do you know, without hesitation, how many trials they’ve participated in? Can you easily tell how many they are actively conducting? Or perhaps the feasibility is asking for data related to the indication. Do you know how many trials you’ve completed in a particular indication? What about your average enrollment percentage in that indication? Or screen failure and patient retention percentages? Devana Solutions allows you to instantly access data whether it’s sorted by the trial, indication, investigator, site or the entire organization.

Sort Your Decentralized Site Data in Seconds

In the age of decentralized trials, it can be difficult to sort through each sites’ capabilities to determine which sites are compatible when presented with a new trial opportunity. Sure, you may have a spreadsheet detailing each sites’ therapeutic capabilities and equipment on site, but how time consuming is it to sort through this information manually? Or what if a site makes a sudden change to their capabilities? How can you be confident that the information you have on hand is accurate? Certainly, you can call or email the site each time you receive a new feasibility, but who has time for that? 

These manual processes may not be too cumbersome if you have two or three sites, but what happens when you have two to three dozen or more?  Devana Solutions tracks all of the key information for each site so that you are able to quickly query the data for all site locations to determine which sites or investigators are capable of conducting a particular trial. But how can Devana help ensure that you always have the most accurate data on your sites? Through Devana’s site-facing interface, LYNK, which allows site-level users to update their capabilities in real-time, so that your teams can be rest assured that the information they rely upon for precise site-selection is accurate.

Is your site maximizing its potential to conduct trials more efficiently and reliably? Are you easily able to access critical data to make better business decisions? If not, you’re not alone. Come join the numerous industry leaders who made the decision to partner with Devana.  Book a demo with our team by clicking here, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.