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Integic Corporation Teams With ICON Clinical Research, Inc. To Develop End-to-End Clinical Trials Management System



10/19/2005 5:08:43 PM

CHANTILLY, Va., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Integic Corporation, a leading provider of software applications and business process management solutions, today unveiled its Global Trials Manager(TM), a new clinical trials management system, at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association in Washington, DC. Global Trials Manager (GTM) is the result of a collaborative effort between Integic and ICON Clinical Research , a global contract clinical research organization, to develop and implement a next- generation software platform for the comprehensive management of global clinical trial processes. It will offer an extensive array of web-based user features and integrated workflow automation. Global Trials Manager is designed to revolutionize the real-time information sharing among project teams to allow for faster decision-making, more effective use of resources, reduced time-to-market and enhanced patient safeguards. Initial deployment of the new solution is slated for October.

"Based upon the growing scope, complexity, importance and urgency surrounding today's clinical trials, there is a need to better equip clinical trials organizations to help pharma organizations develop needed medications more quickly while maintaining rigorous safety standards," says Pat Barrett, Integic's vice president for Life Sciences.

The collaboration between ICON and Integic is designed to leverage each company's proven and unique strengths. As a global leader in clinical trial processes, ICON offers a first-hand view of the requirements and procedures necessary for conducting a successful trial while Integic brings over 10 years of experience in developing business process management solutions for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. As a result, these two organizations are able to integrate the technological, business and human requirements of the Clinical Trials industry into a comprehensive solution designed to automate and extend core business processes.

The system being developed, Global Trials Manager, is a universal management platform addressing a clinical research organization's fundamental need to streamline information capture, maintain data relevancy and automate notification. Taking a life cycle approach, it offers an integrated planning and monitoring environment encompassing all aspects of a clinical trial. The system has specific functionality supporting study start-up activities, site initiation, patient enrollment and monitoring, data collection throughout the trial, and the analysis of project metrics and results. What makes Global Trials Manager truly unique are real-time reporting and tracking capabilities embedded throughout the system; proactive automated alerts and notifications to ensure key milestones are met; and the ability to proactively search for, identify and respond to key data points automatically. This allows organizations to more easily and securely make adjustments and changes ensuring successful completion of the trial.

Barrett adds, "With the extensive expertise of the Clinical Trials process provided by ICON, along with Integic's in-depth experience in the development of Clinical Trials software and integration of workflow, Global Trials Manager will provide the essential information needed to successfully manage a clinical trial and automatically notify management in a proactive sense should key milestones be in jeopardy. GTM will allow Clinical Research Organizations to maintain a competitive edge through improved efficiency, enhanced tracking capabilities, the elimination of redundancy and lags between systems and processes and take advantage of new capabilities to track and measure key benchmarks, metrics and trends across various studies."

About Integic

Integic is a leading provider of software applications and business process management solutions, connecting legacy environments to online business. e.POWER is Integic's software for the rapid integration of applications addressing the critical requirements of online business operations, including enterprise work management, integrated document and records management and portals. Integic is a leading provider of workflow applications to the Federal government and has a growing client-base in targeted vertical industries including healthcare and life sciences. Integic leverages its applications suite and more than a decade of successful integration experience to deliver robust, flexible and scalable enterprise solutions. Clients include the US Department of Defense, the Military Health System, the US Department of State, FAA, Sony Music Entertainment, Pfizer, Schering AG, and the NASDAQ/AMEX. For more information, please visit http://www.integic.com/.

About ICON

ICON Clinical Research is a full service clinical research organization providing a comprehensive range of clinical services in Phase I-IV clinical trials to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries. With over 32 offices in 19 countries across the globe, ICON has the infrastructure necessary to take on global mega trials, but remains flexible enough to provide an individual, highly personalized service for locally managed projects. ICON Clinical Research was the first international CRO awarded ISO 9001:2000 quality certification across all divisions and functions.

Integic Corporation

CONTACT: Carole Scott Guerin of Integic Corporation, +1-703-222-2844,carole.guerin@integic.com; or John Conley of Alexander Ogilvy,+1-202-452-9524, or john.conley@ogilvypr.com, for Integic Corporation


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