New ISR Report Sheds Light on EDC and eCOA/ePRO Usage and Performance; Shifting Market Environment Indicates Rapid Changes for Pharma-Tech Industry

Novel Finding in Pharmaceutical Technology Market Environments

CARY, NC--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Industry Standard Research (ISR) has released a comprehensive report, "EDC and eCOA/ePRO Market Dynamics and Service Provider Performance (2015)," containing findings focused on service provider performance and product experience for EDC and eCOA/ePRO technologies.

"We continue to see tremendous movement in the eClinical space. EDC is nearly the de facto standard for capturing clinical data and eCOA is transforming the way data are and could be collected from a variety of sources. One trend we are seeing now is that these providers are becoming more specialized and they are carving out positions in the market," states Andrew Schafer, President of Industry Standard Research.

This report provides pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, and technology providers with a performance analysis of 22 EDC service providers and 22 eCOA/ePRO service providers across 18-21 essential attributes. ISR collected user impressions from 651 EDC and 432 eCOA/ePRO service provider encounters, illuminating sponsor and CRO experience and selection criteria for their providers. Interestingly, 5 EDC providers and 7 eCOA/ePRO providers constitute over 50% of the service provider encounters in this analysis, up from 2 EDC providers and 4 eCOA/ePRO providers in 2013. These findings mark a trend in the increasing success of providers in a growing market for their services. The report lends an in-depth, first-hand account of service encounters with EDC and eCOA/ePRO organizations.

Mr. Schafer explains, "We see two trends to watch as this market continues to mature and evolve. First, integration of technology and data sources will continue to increase in importance. Second, as more providers enter the field in a meaningful way, brand strength and perception will become as important as technological capabilities."

Performance analysis for the 44 EDC, eCOA, and ePRO providers include:

EDC Providers eCOA/ePRO Providers
BioClinica/ Express EDC
Clinical Ink
Clinipace (Tempo)
Cmed (Timaeus)
Forte Research Systems/Overture EDC
Medidata (Rave)
MedNet Solutions
Merge eClinical OS
Nextrials (Prism)
Octagon (Fuse)
OmniComm (TrialMaster)
Oracle/Phase Forward (InForm)
Target Health
Xclinical (Marvin)
AMC Health
Biomedical Systems (Michelangelo)
Bracket Global/Arrowhead
Clinipace (Tempo)
ClinPhone IVR ePRO (by PAREXEL)
CRF Health (TrialMax)
DATATRAK ONE UX Patient Data Capture
DSG (eDiaryLink)
ERT/invivodata (diarypro/sitepro)
Exco Intouch
ICOPhone (by ICON Clinical)
Medidata Patient Cloud
mProve Health (formerly Omniscience)
OutcomeLogix (by Oracle)
PharmaNet/i3 IRT (by inVentiv Health Clinical)

For more information on ISR's "EDC and eCOA /ePRO Market Dynamics and Service Provider Performance (2015)" report, please visit ISR's report page at:

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