Press Release

  • For Immediate Release
  • 02/25/03

Multi-purpose EDC speeds time to market!

PA Company has developed solution that combines clinical data collection, patient diaries and market awareness tools.

MEDIA, PA February 25, 2003 - Scientific Software Tools, Inc. (SST), a Pennsylvania Corporation, has developed expertise that dramatically improves patient care while reducing the time spent and costs related to clinical data collection and associated software such as risk calculators, patient diaries and patient education tools. According to Michael H. Davidson, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., "Scientific Software Tools has been an excellent software development partner. I approached them with a product concept, and within 4 months, they delivered the Mobile Lipid Clinic™, a Palm and Windows-based tool that greatly simplifies patient data collection and cardiac risk assessment. The software has been a success -- it is widely distributed at major medical conferences in the US and Canada, is used in clinical studies for the management of patients with high cholesterol, and has provided the clinical study sponsor with a key educational and market awareness tool."

Roy Furman, MD, PhD, co-founder of Scientific Software Tools, Inc. explains, "Dr. Davidson came to us with a concept: combining electronic collection of clinical data and risk calculations. He is a leading authority in his field. He founded a clinical research organization (CRO) and has strong relationships in the industry. These attributes have made him an especially valuable partner. Using Dr. Davidson's access to an educational grant, we were able to bring his vision to market. Mobile Lipid Clinic has provided tremendous value to the sponsoring pharmaceutical company, doctors participating in the study, those involved in patient education and those whose lives it has probably saved. The potential to improve medical care is significant using lightweight, easy-to-carry computers that can educate, motivate, and calculate patients' risks and treatments. Many other high-impact disease conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and stroke represent opportunities for improved clinical care using mobile tools similar to Mobile Lipid Clinic. We believe that our "unified source" development process will speed the collection and delivery of vital medical information for others."

Click here for the complete text of Dr. Furman's paper, "Mobile Tools for Improving Health Care."

Scientific Software Tools is now in the process of making its expertise available to pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical research and clinical trials companies internationally.

For more information contact: Elise Furman, Scientific Software Tools, 1023 East Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Media, PA 19063.

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