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Modernizing clinical trials with digital technologies and the cloud

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Modernizing Clinical Trials: Digital Technologies and the Cloud 6 Published by FiercePharma "demonstrated that we could successfully suppor t large-scale medical studies with our AWS solution." 8 Adoption of mobile devices and accompanying cloud- based systems will improve the management and monitoring of trials. Devices can securely stream data to cloud environments, equipping sponsors to rapidly glean new insights into the safet y and ef ficacy of their drugs. Mobile devices can also enable remote communication, reducing the need for patients to visit study sites and decreasing both the cost of clinical trials and the burdens they place on par ticipants. THE FOUNDATION OF A NEW ERA FOR CLINICAL TRIALS Cloud-powered initiatives at Bristol-Myers Squibb, uMotif, Medidata and other companies are modernizing clinical trials, resulting in s tudies that are fas ter, cheaper and less burdensome for patient s. Their utilization of the cloud will upend the traditional clinical trial model and streamline patient enrollment, patient engagement and data collation. 8 Hellman, B. uMotif Case Study – Amazon Web Ser vices (AWS). Amazon Web Services, Inc. Available at: solutions/case-studies/uMotif/. (Accessed: 11th December 2018) "My prediction is that clinical trials in 10 years' time will be hard for us to recognize. Increasingly they will occur at patient homes or at their private doc tors. Patients may potentially wear their sensor devices, flash pictures of their lesions from their cell phones, submit patient repor ted outcomes on their tablet computers, perhaps even receive their study drugs by drone," Leonard Sacks, M.D., of the FDA's Of fice of Medical Policy, said in a presentation on electronic technology in clinical trials. 9 The coming era of vir tual and other wise technology- enabled clinical trials will require highly-scalable, secure and compliant ser vices to fulfil its potential. Ever y time a patient submits data from home or a healthcare professional provides remote reassurance to a par ticipant, the cloud will be working in the background. The cloud of fers the ability to utilize powerful computation, as well as ever-evolving machine learning intelligence, to continue to drive innovations that will enable higher-quality data from clinical trials and accelerated deliver y of drugs to market. l 9 Elec tronic Technology in Clinical Trials. Available at: ht tps:// w w s/ucm441299.pdf. (Accessed: 11th December 2018) For over 12 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 125 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 60 Availability Zones (AZs) within 20 geographic regions, spanning the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit

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