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Clinical trial models are evolving rapidly, allowing us to offer you new approaches that can increase patient recruitment, as well as engagement and retention, and promote continuity for your clinical trial. When you choose a Labcorp decentralized clinical trial (DCT) solution, you benefit from a host of remote, mobile and virtual capabilities that are essential in the world of COVID-19, setting a new standard for how trials should be conducted.

When we design and implement DCTs, we take an enterprise approach to provide you with a seamlessly integrated, technology-enabled solution that reduces patient burden.

The results:

  • Patients get enrolled faster
  • The experience is enhanced for patients, investigators and sponsors, and trial data is improved
    • Patient burden is reduced, making it easier for them to find and enroll in your trial
    • Investigator sites reduce administration time and can focus on critical patient interactions, either in person or via televisits
    • Sponsors benefit from a connected data infrastructure allowing better decisions, faster
  • Our patient-centric DCT solutions work seamlessly with Labcorp’s unparalleled global network of laboratories

Because our Labcorp decentralized clinical trial solutions are designed around patients, we’re able to increase patient reach and diversity, as well as streamline delivery to accelerate time to market for new drugs, devices and therapies.

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Decentralized clinical trials deliver better results, faster

Reducing burden to create better clinical trials

We offer “high touch through high tech” site visit replacement technologies (such as at-home clinical trials and digital clinical trials) to make your trial more convenient for patients, while maintaining quality of care and protocol compliance. Look to us as your source for better scientific outcomes through improved trial diversity.

Managing and decreasing risk supported by mobile health technologies

With our own mobile clinical services—such as nurses, phlebotomists, and other clinicians, equipped with PPE appropriate to the task—you’ll benefit from our best-in-class risk management solutions toolkit.

Integrating digital workflows

Our innovative DCT Technology Platform is specifically designed to offer standard configurations that are highly configurable, with patient-facing applications spanning the full range of digital trial tools. Online diaries, telehealth visits and reminders just scratch the surface of our platform’s full potential.

Delivering a built-in, not bolted-on approach to virtual trials

Rather than starting with technology, we begin with experience in all major clinical indications, such as oncology, neurology, CV-MER and iiGM, to name a few. Our strategic planning team will work with your clinical staff to identify key endpoints and help you determine how to structure the visit schedule to reduce patient burden wherever possible.

Expanding patient reach to accelerate enrollment

We break patient enrollment bottlenecks with our Patient Direct capability by combining proprietary databases to focus on your unique enrollment goals. For example, our COVID-19 Clinical Trial Connect patient outreach program uses direct outbound communications to potential patients in appropriate geographies.

Providing patient-centric solutions

Whether your trial would benefit from convenient in-home mobile clinical services, access to >1,900 Labcorp Patient Service Centers for sample collection, investigational product logistics tuned for efficiency and convenience, or wearable health devices, we coordinate an experience designed to maximize patient engagement. Our central pharmacy services ensure that investigational products are available to patients via multiple pathways, giving patients freedom to choose what works best for them. We continuously receive feedback from actual and prospective patients via our Patient Intelligence network, which ensures we have up-to-date insights to guide our support for your study.

Leveraging our in-house technology platform

A true decentralized clinical trials solution requires an integrative platform with a seamless interface that connects all aspects of your trial. Our in-house decentralized clinical trial technology platform provides just that—patient-facing apps, telehealth capabilities and digital workflows connecting service providers to investigator sites. Along with provisioned device and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) support, we’ll give you the convenience you want and the regulatory and protocol compliance you need.

Delivering complete clinical trial testing solutions and support

No matter what biomarker endpoints and safety parameters your therapy needs to monitor, our industry-leading central laboratory and network of specialty and external labs will ensure you get high quality data. Our global logistics team monitors shipments to assure delivery within stability, followed by consistent processing and rapid reporting with a full suite of specimen management and biorepository services.

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Our DCT technology platform provides a seamless experience for patients

The core of our decentralized clinical trials solution is our technology platform. This in-house competency is a highly configurable infrastructure that connects and enables all of our patient-centric services, binding them into a seamless, integrative solution that delivers optimized digital workflows for a uniquely smooth and transparent experience for patients, investigators and sponsors. Whether you need simple eConsent and ePRO solutions or device integrations for digital biomarkers, we are your source for successful virtual trial solutions.

Guiding the process for intuitive patient engagement

Our technology platform is engineered for patients to intuitively engage. Patients can easily navigate app screens for reminders, alerts and dosing diaries, and they can even use photos or videos to document dosing. They can also follow clear animations and data-driven screens to guide them through the process. 

Reducing patient burden with televisits

Videoconferencing is now a critical part of patient care—for practitioners, investigators and patients alike. As the use of televisits becomes the norm, we’re able to reduce the need for patients to travel and increase their engagement. Using our advanced technologies, they can share screens and documents, hold multiparty conference calls, record sessions and use instant messaging chats based on their preferences.

Connecting everything

The DCT technology platform is built to connect. Whether you need wearable sensors such as continuous glucose meters or actimetry devices, or require back-end connectivity through an external data capture system, we have the solutions you need to streamline your digital data capture and analysis workflow.

Accelerating trial design and implementation

Our easily configured platform accelerates your trial startup by avoiding time-consuming customization. The net result is saving up to a month or more between a kick-off meeting and first patient in.

A pillar of our patient-centric model is a global, in-house ability to bring the clinical trial to your patients. For many trials, this means providing mobile clinicians to deliver in-home services such as blood draws and other biologic sample collections, clinical assessments and study drug administration. The patient can decide where it’s best for the visit to happen—at home, at school or at work—making the experience truly patient-centric. In addition, our global network of clinicians can provide patient training and education to ensure study compliance, chaperone patients to investigator site visits and assist with collecting questionnaire data. We are also experienced at providing direct-to-patient (DTP) dispensing and transport of IP, as well as support of Human Factor Studies.

Your patients deserve high-touch, high-tech clinical trials

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In-home mobile clinical services, at your service

Patients participating in your clinical trial will benefit from our in-home study drug administration, sampling services (blood draws, biologic sampling and urine collection), clinical assessments (vital signs, ECGs, weight), complete patient support and training on trial participation and mobile device/sensor/application use. 

Central and local pharmacy services can advance your trial

Our pharmacy services, such as DTP investigational product supply and IP distribution to investigator sites, can advance your clinical trial. We can provision commercial products and devices, and we can offer compounding, mixing and dispensing in North America and across the EU.

Unparalleled site support services and capabilities

Your investigator sites will be fully supported through our global network and services. We can help review charts of potential patients for inclusion criteria, schedule screening visits, assist with on-site tests and assessments and perform data entry tasks—reducing administrative burden for your investigator sites.

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