Press Release

  • For Immediate Release
  • 4/10/03

EDC-Enabling Tool™ can cut investigative site recruitment time by 75%!

Verifiable Investigative Site Technology Assessment

MEDIA, PA April 10, 2003 - Scientific Software Tools, Inc. (SST), a leader in the area of Electronic Data Capture technology, announces the availability of the first in a suite of services designed to streamline and improve the initiation and utilization of EDC in clinical research.

VISTA EDC™ works with any internally or 3rd party developed EDC application, is web-based and quickly evaluates, captures and reports the existing computer and connectivity state at a prospective investigators site. Quickly identify, qualify and enroll sites that can meet your EDC goals and requirements.

Elise Furman, RN, MBA, co-founder of Scientific Software Tools, Inc. explains, "Throughout our 15-year history, we have worked to develop tools that aid in data collection and delivery. For the last 3 years, we have focused that expertise on the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and clinical research market, working with top pharmaceutical companies, researchers and CROs. In the course of working with these companies to develop EDC applications, risk calculators and associated software, we found that one of the impediments to effective EDC implementation involved the investigative site recruitment process. VISTA EDC™ has been proven to drastically reduce the time needed to evaluate sites. The old process of creating paper surveys, mailing them to prospective investigators, following up on the forms to make sure they were received and completed, compiling returns, evaluating the answers and going back for clarification simply adds too much time and cost to the process. VISTA EDC" can reduce that time by 75%."

For information regarding overcoming EDC-based software concerns visit,

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

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