Arithmos Prepares to be First Time Exhibitor at DIA Annual Meeting in Boston

13001-Reg-Opens-Nov_Template-Microsite-Slider-Banner-615x265Arithmos is set to exhibit for the first time at the DIA 49th Annual Meeting taking place in Boston, Massachusetts on 24-27 June. The DIA Annual Meeting is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s largest events, especially for North America. Arithmos is exhibiting at Booth #608 and is anxious to share its clinical trial technology products and services with the North American market, especially its ERP system, ArithmosCentrum.

Arithmos’ choice to invest in the DIA Annual Meeting in the United States was based on the opportunities to grow its clinical trial technology services for small-to-mid size pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Arithmos has a specific niche in making the conduct of clinical trials faster and more efficient for Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device companies as well as CROs. The company provides ePRO, EDC, CTMS, Pharmacovigilance, eLearning, Data Visualization and Project Governance. In addition, Arithmos services include data integration, computer system validation, hosting and 24/7 HelpDesk services.

linked_logoArithmos is particularly keen on introducing ArithmosCentrum to the American CRO market. ArithmosCentrum is an ERP software solution that manages the information flow between sales, project management, finance and resourcing. This system was developed by Arithmos with the goal of providing a project management system that incorporates other office tasks and links the project plan to proposal, budget and scheduling. ArithmosCentrum’s key feature is its automatic budget proposal which pulls all study information into one standard document which can be customized with a company’s logo and details.

Market research has demonstrated that ArithmosCentrum is a unique ERP system which meets the needs of small to mid-size CROs, and current CRO users can attest to its ability to improve project governance.

Arithmos will be giving demonstrations of ArithmosCentrum throughout the DIA show, and individual demonstrations can be scheduled upon request.

Attending the DIA Annual Meeting from Arithmos is Chief Operating Officer, Stefano Piccoli and Life Sciences Application Analyst, Gianluigi Albertini. To schedule a meeting of private demo of ArithmosCentrum, please contact us at info@arithmostech.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

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Is ArithmosCentrum Suitable for You? Take our Quiz!

linked_logoArithmosCentrum is an ERP system specifically designed to meet the challenges of small to mid size companies like CROs. The ERP system was developed by Arithmos with the goal of providing a project management system that incorporates other office tasks and linking the project plan to proposal, budget and scheduling. Using this system, CROs can produce budget proposals faster, efficiently manage project plans and stay on budget for all projects. They can also manage increased workload by forecasting the resources needed in the future.

 

 

So, you do you know if ArithmosCentrum is suitable for you?

  • Do you organise your workload on a per project basis?
  • Is your company made up of different functional departments – for example: Business Development/Sales, Project Management, Finance, Human Resources, Operations?
  • Does your company produce budget proposal documents for clients?
  • Do you need to create project plans?
  • Do you currently enter project information into multiple systems and documents? (e.g. MS Project, Excel Spread Sheets, Time Sheet System, CRM, etc.)
  • Do you ever have communication problems between departments?
  • Do you find it time consuming to figure out if you have the right number of resources for the work coming in?
  • Do you seek one central place to track training records, CVs, biographies, vendor details, customer details, project documents, contracts etc?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, ArithmosCentrum is the software tool for your company to facilitate project management and improve project governance.

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ePRO Solutions for Diabetes Clinical Trials

2012-11-01-ScreenShot20121101at4.46.00PMApproximately 347 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, 55.5 million in Europe alone. The increase in Type II diabetes patients stems from aging populations and dietary habits leading to obesity. More patients are being screened for and being diagnosed with diabetes since long term health complication include heart disease, kidney failure and neuropathy complications. Therefore, diabetes clinical trials have increased and the diabetes drug market has become quit desirable for some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Arithmos discusses ePRO solutions for diabetes trials.

How can clinical trial technology, more specifically ePRO, be beneficial for diabetes clinical trials?

There are numerous benefits for conducting trials using ePRO as opposed to paper due to patient compliance, immediate feedback and higher data quality. However, there are additional benefits for diabetes clinical trials included real time data access to blood glucose readings from glucometers,  real time access to episodic eDiary entries, and increased patient compliance with intuitive devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The use of ePRO for diabetes trials has been on the rise in the past decade as trials have increased to improve health outcomes measures and health status among diabetes patients. ePRO devices are used for QoL questionnaires. Clinical research is being driven by a search for minimally or non-invasive products for testing blood glucose levels rather than pricking the skin. Pharmaceutical companies are also looking for more cost-effective solutions. The FDA estimates that most clinical trials get delayed by up to one month, and it is estimated that for each day a trial is delayed it costs the Sponsor $8 million USD.

ePRO solutions for data collection can increase patient compliance, increase the speed with which data is collected and analyze data in real time.

There are a few noteworthy EDC/ePRO integration solutions that would specifically benefit diabetes clinical trials. Integrating an intuitive ePRO device with a glucose meter can electronically capture and deliver blood glucose levels for analysis. Two intuitive devices are the Apple iPad/iPhone and the Blackberry.

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With the iPhone/iPad patients are identified with a user ID and password. Data is securely transferred and does not remain on the device. Communication is encrypted and data protection is ensured.

The Blackberry Torch or Curve can be used to collect data or diary/questionnaire information. Patients are identified with a 7 digit pin number which can demonstrate evidence of patient compliance. Like the iPhone/iPad, data is transferred securely and communication is encrypted.

Arithmos has extensive experience in ePRO/EDC integration and has conducted previous studies using the iPad (for QoL questionnaires) and the Blackberry for data collection.

How CROs Can Benefit from Efficient ERP

Delivering projects on budget has become a predominate performance metric in clinical trials. Arithmos explains the importance of an ERP system for cutting costs and more efficient project management.

Clinical projects today are complex in nature and often global, meaning there are virtual teams and project variance. An Enterprise Resourcing Planning (ERP) system is designed to manage business and project management aspects including standard project management tools, finance and resourcing. Arithmos outlines 5 ways an ERP system can cut costs and introduces you to ArithmosCentrum – a unique ERP system built with CROs in mind.

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1. Unified System across company departments

Do you have one system to manage clients and bids and contracts (a CRM system)?

Do you have another system for project management and document sharing?

Another system for finance?

Even another system for scheduling workload and recording time sheet information?

Having all employees using one system allows for the sharing of information and data without having to create multiple system reports. Having a central hub to share documents is important for quality control and internal communications.

2. Reduce Administration Costs

Using a unified system can reduce administration costs by integrating operations and business. The administration has all data in one place, and it requires less departmental interaction to align the team.

3. Real Time Information and Reporting

With an ERP system, all team members can have access to real time information. Most ERP systems have reporting features and dashboards for personalized reporting metrics.

4. Save Time by Cutting budget proposal writing time.

The sales team needs a budget proposal with input from the Project Manager and Financial Officer within a short time frame. An ERP system allows you to pull all information into one standard document, and in some cases, an automatic document which is customized for your company.

5. Better plan for the future

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An ERP system allows you to plan your workload ahead of time and know if there will be a need for additional resources. In terms of finance, the ERP system can track whether the company is staying on budget so the project team can plan ahead if the budget is going off course. The sales team can track bids and contracts to know whether they are meeting expected sales goals.

logo onlyArithmosCentrum for CROs

ArithmosCentrum is an ERP system specifically designed to meet the challenges of small to mid size companies like CROs. The ERP system was developed by Arithmos with the goal of providing a project management system that incorporates other office tasks and linking the project plan to proposal, budget and scheduling.

Using this system, CROs can produce budget proposals faster, efficiently manage project plans and stay on budget for all projects. They can also manage increased workload by forecasting  the resources needed in the future.

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