spacer
home > news > detailed info
INDUSTRY NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

ERT Acquires APDM Wearable Technologies to Reinvent Endpoint Measurement in Clinical Trials

ERT

Combining APDM’s precision motion wearables and digital biomarkers with ERT’s eClinical Suite revolutionizes clinical trials



PHILADELPHIA – June 10, 2020 – ERT, the global leader in clinical endpoints data collection, today announced the acquisition of APDM Wearable Technologies (APDM, Inc.), a next-generation provider of wearables and digital biomarkers. The combined company will generate higher-fidelity and more powerful data to enable clinical trials to be more predictable, cost-effective, and efficient. Thereby, reinventing endpoint measurement.

Current clinical trial assessments in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Ataxia are subjective and based on episodic visits. Consequently, drug development decisions in Central Nervous System (CNS) and other pathologies result in large-scale trials that are costly and highly unpredictable. APDM’s wearable platform is designed to address these challenges by providing precision motion data collected with medical-grade wearable sensors and novel digital endpoints to guide critical decision-making and allow for more objective, efficient, and effective evaluation of therapies.

“We are thrilled that our advanced wearable platform will be added to ERT’s suite of proven eClinical technologies to help innovative clinical trial sponsors minimize uncertainty and risk in the development of CNS and movement disorder treatments, ultimately improving patients’ lives,” said Dr. Mateo Aboy, Co-Founder & Chairman of APDM.

As an example, by integrating high-quality Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) data captured by ERT’s industry-leading eCOA platform with data from APDM’s wearables and digital endpoints, trial sponsors gain robust insights and more comprehensive safety and efficacy data as they develop new medical treatments for many therapies including movement-related disorders. The integrated solution can be used to support in-clinic assessments as well as in trials conducted virtually.

“To truly understand a new drug’s effect on movement disorders, sponsors need objective, real-world data that can only be captured by a medical-grade precision motion device and combined with traditional clinical endpoints for a complete view on efficacy,” said James Corrigan, President, and CEO of ERT. “APDM’s advanced technology and broad understanding of objective precision movement measurement complements ERT’s expertise in high-quality clinical trial data collection, delivering the most efficient and effective approach for trial sponsors developing new medical treatments for the millions of patients living with movement disorders today.”

Visit ert.com/wearables-and-digital-biomarkers for more information on ERT’s Wearables and Digital Biomarkers. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About
phone +1 800 961 5004
email eresearch@ert.com
web www.ert.com
email 1818 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103
 
Print this page
Send to a friend
   
spacer
News and Press Releases

Merck Introduces Parteck® COAT Excipient, a Fast-Dissolving Material for Immediate Release Coating

• Designed to simplify the formulation and coating process for tablets • Optimized particle size leads to fast dissolving and increases coating process efficiency Merck has launched its Parteck® COAT excipient, a new functional material designed for immediate release film coating applications. Parteck® COAT is a particle engineered polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) with a unique particle structure that enables rapid dissolution even at low temperatures leading to an increased process efficiency.
More info >>


White Papers

Clinical Trials in Russia Orange Paper: Summary of Year 2013

Synergy Research Group

Russia remains a very popular geography for local, regional, and global pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials. Sponsors mention the following reasons for conducting studies in Russia: 1. Fast patient enrollment due to the centralized medical infrastructure. 2. Nearly 100% patient retention 3. GCP trained and certified Investigative Sites generating high quality data 4. Low cost: Average per patient cost is 60% to 70% below US and European prices due to the low cost of Investigators and the high concentration of patients in therapeutically aligned medical centers
More info >>

Industry Events

World Vaccine Congress Washington

27-29 September 2020, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, US

The World Vaccine Congress is an award-winning series of conferences and exhibitions that have grown to become the largest and most established vaccine meeting of its kind across the globe. Our credibility is show through the prestigious scientific advisory board that spend months of hard work creating a new and topical agenda, year on year.
More info >>

 
©2000-2011 Samedan Ltd.
Add to favourites

Print this page

Send to a friend
Privacy statement