Virtual trials app developed with Sciteline supports clinical trials with remote enrolment, consent and monitoring, reducing barriers for participants

(Toronto, ON) September 18, 2020 Think Research, a Canadian health technology company, has partnered with Toronto-based startup Sciteline on a new application to support researchers in offering Virtual Clinical Trials (VCT). 

The new Sciteline app decentralizes the clinical trial, reducing barriers for participants. Where geography and time constraints have traditionally prevented participants from joining clinical trials, Sciteline brings eConsent and monitoring right to their smartphone, meeting a participant where they are. 

“One of the most common problems with Phase III clinical trials is that researchers can’t get enough people involved to complete them. That’s often exacerbated in Canada by our huge geography and relatively small population.” says Sachin Aggarwal, CEO of Think Research. “A safe, secure solution to conducting clinical trials virtually is crucial to pushing research forward in Canada, particularly now with the constraints of COVID-19 and we’re pleased our technology can support that.”

As part of its innovation push to respond to COVID-19, Think Research worked with Sciteline to deliver a platform that would respond to the needs of clinical trials. This latest partnership builds on the company’s previous work in the clinical trials space, which includes support for Covidtrials.ca, a non-profit platform that crowdsources patient recruitment to Canadian COVID-19 clinical trials.

Sciteline’s eConsent, electronic assessments and patient communication functions are compliant with all Canadian and U.S. regulatory requirements and all data is stored on a secure Canadian cloud-based platform.

“We are thrilled to be partnered with Think Research to bring our vision for Sciteline to life,” says Chad Walsh, CEO of Sciteline. “Our solution removes some of the traditional barriers of clinical trials, lowers the cost of conducting research and speeds up the important work that scientists are doing to test drugs that could make people healthier and even save their lives.”

To learn about how Sciteline can improve clinical trials visit www.sciteline.com.

About Sciteline

Sciteline is a Toronto-based SaaS start-up that has game-changing technology for use in clinical research. By connecting remotely to patients, we can lower the cost and shorten the time it takes to complete a study. Our software platform focuses on patients; collecting real- time data to improve research and reimagine the patient experience. Our platform has a range of capabilities: patient registration and enrollment, electronic consent (e-consent), patient monitoring (ePro), notifications, telemedicine, e-dairy, secure cloud storage and access to trial data in real time. For more information visit www.sciteline.com 

About Think Research 

Think Research, an enterprise clinical content and technology company, delivers evidence-based clinical tools grounded in best practice. Our focused mission is to organize the world’s health knowledge so everyone gets the best care. Since 2006, our cloud-based, digital tools have empowered clinicians around the world and have impacted millions of patients across all sectors of care: acute, primary, long term and community. We are proud to serve as a trusted health system partner to a rapidly growing client base that spans three continents and more than 2,200 healthcare facilities. For more information, visit www.thinkresearch.com or follow us on Twitter @TRChealth.

Media Contacts 

Genevieve Tomney
VP, Communications
Think Research
Direct: 416.460.5784
genevieve.tomney@thinkresearch.com