AmerisourceBergen Launches Clinical Trial Navigator to Bolster Equitable and Accessible Community-Based Research Opportunities Nationwide
Clinical Trial Navigator matches biopharma companies with independently-owned specialty physician practices to increase recruitment opportunities and expand pool of potential enrollees for trials
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AmerisourceBergen (AB), a global healthcare company and leader in specialty pharmaceutical services and distribution for more than 20 years, today launched Clinical Trial Navigator, a solution suite that assists with biopharmaceutical clinical trial recruitment specifically within community-based specialty practices. Leveraging AB’s robust research community AdvanceIQ Network, Clinical Trial Navigator unites oncology practices and their patients with trials through digital site selection, patient identification, and enrollment tools. For more information on AmerisourceBergen’s Clinical Trial Navigator, please visit https://www.intrinsiqanalytics.com/clinical-trial-solution.
“Historically, it has been difficult for biopharmaceutical companies to have a consolidated and holistic view of independent specialty practices and their patient populations, and, as a result, clinical trial enrollment and logistics in these care settings have been complex and difficult to execute,” said Jennifer Sherak, SVP & President of Specialty Physician Services, AmerisourceBergen. “With Clinical Trial Navigator, we want to break down these barriers for biopharma companies, bring more clinical trials into communities nationwide, help broaden the patient populations being considered for trials, and ultimately advance accrual time and bring therapies to market faster. By creating this connectivity, we also hope to generate more equitable and accessible trial opportunities for underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, rural patients, older adults, and other underserved communities.”
Within the Clinical Trial Navigator suite, biopharmaceutical companies can enter key protocol criteria to identify relevant practice sites and their ideal patient populations, and results can be refined further by adding biomarkers or treatment regimens that patients must have received to qualify for a trial. Advanced filters can also be added, such as one or multiple states, stage of diagnosis, line of therapy, ECOG status, comorbidities, race or ethnicity, gender, and age. Biopharmaceutical companies will have chance to connect with practices that are part of AB’s AdvanceIQ Network, a network of independent practices that have already opted in to participate in research opportunities. Out of the gate, this new offering will reach more than 700 practices nationwide and 4,700 physicians treating 245,000 patients per month.
Carol Riley, RN, BSN, Practice Administrator at St. Louis Cancer Care, LLP said, “Clinical trials present the opportunity for patients to access cutting-edge therapies and offer hope for patients who may have exhausted all available treatment options. However, there have been limits to accessing this research for patients at my community-based practice. Programs that enhance and streamline recruitment efforts for community practices are much needed, and having the ability to connect more patients with active trials will be a huge win.”
AmerisourceBergen fosters a positive impact on the health of people and communities around the world by advancing the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. As a leading global healthcare company, with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies, and providers, we create unparalleled access, efficiency, and reliability for human and animal health. Our 42,000 global team members power our purpose: We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #8 on the Fortune 500 with more than $200 billion in annual revenue. Learn more at https://amerisourcebergen.com/.
Francesca LaMonaca, AmerisourceBergen