- For Immediate Release
Newly Improved VISTA Website Offers Educational Resources to Improve EDC
VISTA relaunches its website with a fresh new design and additional educational
resources about site assessment for EDC studies.
MEDIA, PA March 7, 2007 - Scientific Software Tools, Inc.
(SST), a leader in the area of technology-enabling software and services for
clinical trials, has launched a newly improved website for VISTA, the web-based
investigative site technology assessment service offered by the company.
The VISTA website now boasts several new additions and a change in design,
which provides a cleaner look that is more reader-friendly. One of the main
highlights is a flash video which demonstrates how VISTA enhances the clinical
trial process by shortening the time required for study start-up.
Currently, site technology assessments are conducted manually and can take
as long as two weeks to complete. In contrast, VISTA shortens the assessment
time to a few minutes, resulting in substantial time and cost savings for pharmaceutical
sponsors, CROs, and EDC vendors.
Companies seeking to find out more about improving their EDC clinical trials
can also view the
"Resource Library", which offers a wealth of information about automated
site assessment and the value it provides to the EDC study process. In addition,
look out for the all-new
"Case Studies" section, which illustrates the usage of VISTA in different
real-life applications within the industry.
Elise Furman, President of SST, said, "The newly revamped VISTA website shows
our commitment in educating the market about automated site assessment. We decided
to introduce these much-needed educational resources into our website as many
people in the industry still fail to appreciate the problems associated with
manual site assessment methods."
"In particular, the flash video is an entertaining portrayal of the problems
faced by site investigators and clinical staff when using existing manual methods.
These manual surveys often demand highly technical information from investigators
which they do not possess, resulting in study delays and inaccuracies. We believe
the video will help to convey the frustration associated with manual site assessment
and convince viewers of the value that VISTA adds to the study start-up process."
To view the flash video, click on:
For other information regarding VISTA and how it might help your clinical
trial, visit www.vistasurveys.com,
or contact Scientific Software Tools, Inc., at (610) 891-1640.
About Scientific Software Tools, Inc.
Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia and founded in 1988 by a M.D. and
R.N., Scientific Software Tools, Inc. provides software development services
to customers in the pharmaceutical, CRO, manufacturing and healthcare industries.