Poster: Achieving Diversity in Clinical Trials

Learn how social media and digital clinical trials were used for recruiting participants in under-represented racial and ethnic groups. … Read More 

Digital vs. Traditional Clinical Trials: Examining the Differences

Digital clinical trials are conducted in a much different format than that of the traditional “brick and mortar” model. The following infographic will highlight some of the key differences between the two. … Read More 

How SPRIM’s Practice Areas & Portfolio Companies Work Together to Build the Future of Health

A breakdown of the four practices areas SPRIM utilizes to help its clients meet their commercial endpoints: strategy and innovation, regulatory and scientific affairs, research and clinical services and medical marketing and engagement. … Read More 

Recruiting a Diverse Subject Population

Woman taking blood pressure of a patient

SPRIM’s portfolio company, ObvioHealth, conducted a double-blind, randomized clinical trial to study the impact of rice vinegar on blood pressure and vascular reactivity. ObvioHealth focused on recruiting minorities, given that high blood pressure disproportionately impacts the black population in the U.S. … Read More 

Clinical Trial Recruitment: Old Habits Die Hard

Pedestrians in a crosswalk

Despite the emergence of the digital age of recruitment, the standard (aged) approaches to recruitment persist: media advertising (television, newspaper advertisements), physician referrals, press releases/public service announcements, posting fliers, physician referrals, random mailings, and cold calls are all still in play. … Read More 

Bring Your Own Device in Clinical Research: The Four C’s

“BYOD” or “bring your own device” is the future of clinical studies, and sponsors are embracing what will become the new standard. Subjects using their own devices to fill out diaries and input data is not only less expensive for … Read More 

Objective GI Funding Announcement

Objective GI, a gastrointestinal-focused clinical research company, announces a key investment by TKS 1, a joint venture between SPRIM and Tikehau Capital, enabling the company to grow its network of GI-specialty clinical research sites in the United States. … Read More 

Startups Aim to Fix ‘Broken’ Clinical Trials System

ObvioHealth, meanwhile, has developed an app that enables studies to be run using mobile devices. Data from smart devices such as a Bluetooth blood pressure monitor can integrate with the app, according to the company, which earlier this year raised … Read More 

ObvioHealth’s Milo Demonstrates How Digital Technology Improves Patient Experience, Compliance and Data Capture Using ClaimIt.

MILO & CLAIMIT View a short, imagined study where ObvioHealth’s Milo demonstrates how digital technology improves patient experience, compliance and data capture using ClaimIt. Follow our fictional subject, Milo, as he uses his mobile phone to participate in a clinical … Read More 

Solving the Blood‑Brain Barrier Challenge

The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a system of blood vessels that protects the brain from toxins and chemical fluctuations. While it is necessary to help keep the brain healthy, it also poses a problem in delivering medications that could … Read More 

Fighting Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A commercially available formula of Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. casei prevents Clostridium difficile infection and diarrhea during antibiotic treatment, according to a single-center study from China. Although meta-analyses indicate that probiotics decrease antibiotic-associated diarrhea, most … Read More 

3 Ways Mobile Clinical Trials Help Clinical Researchers Improve Diversity

Lack of diversity within the clinical trial industry poses a grave problem. We cannot assume medicines work similarly across ethnicities. While attracting and retaining minority groups to participate in clinical trials has become a primary focus in the industry, many … Read More 

Scientific Study Shows Milk with Only the A2 Beta Casein Protein Type Reduced Acute Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Milk Sensitive Participants

BUSINESSWIRE, 12 February 2018 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A double-blind, randomized, cross-over study, published in the UK-based, peer-reviewed Nutrition Journal, reported that consumption of milk containing only A2 beta casein protein type (sold in the US as a2 Milk®) reduced acute gastrointestinal … Read More 

Tackling the blood-brain barrier: Duke-NUS discovery leads to startup Travecta

HONG KONG – Travecta Therapeutics Pte Ltd. is the latest startup to join Singapore’s biotech block. The newly formed drug discovery company is based on intellectual property derived from discoveries made at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS). Travecta is based on … Read More 

Vanteres: New Study Reveals the Importance of Active-DHA in the Developing Brain

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vanteres, an innovative biotech company leveraging its biomedical research expertise to develop actively transported lysophospholipids, announces new evidence that demonstrates the critical role of LPC-DHA in normal fetal and infant brain development. … Read More 

Forbes: ObvioHealth To Transform Clinical Studies

ObvioHealth, supported by SPRIM, releases a Mobile App that is positioned to transform clinical studies globally. … Read More 

ObvioHealth Announces Mobile Application

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ObvioHealth, a global medical technology company, announces the launch of its mobile application for site-less clinical studies—ClaimIt. ClaimIt removes barriers currently troubling the clinical research industry by improving convenience for study subjects, enhancing compliance, lowering drop-out rates and … Read More 

ObvioHealth Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding

ObvioHealth, a Singapore and Orlando-based company offering mobile and “site-less” clinical trials, said on Friday it has raised US$3 million in Series A funding. The company is focused on making clinical trials faster and more cost-effective by digitizing the entire process … Read More