Clinical Minds Knowledge Base

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Clinical Minds Knowledge Base is starting with a focus on Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs). These remote technology solutions helped to propel clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic, while patients faced quarantines and lock downs. DCTs have surged in use over the past few years and have been ensuring patients, medical staff, and pharmaceutical, vaccine, and medical device innovators can engage in more meaningful and productive ways.

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Decentralized Clinical Trials

In recent years, decentralization of clinical trial activities has emerged as one of the fastest growing and most essential trends in clinical research. The decentralized clinical trial (DCT) market is projected to reach $16.29 billion in value by 2027.

The pandemic emphasized the crucial role clinical trial technology must play in helping trial operators facilitate studies off-site, as sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) pivoted towards solutions that would help them conduct and administer remote clinical trials. 

The resources below offer information and insights into how the life sciences industry is leveraging decentralized clinical trials to help maintain and accelerate the development of new therapeutics, vaccines, and medical devices to benefit patients worldwide. See our glossary for key terms, DCT Trends and Stats for key industry data points, and a compelling case study to learn about one of the largest and first decentralized trials.

Additional Assets

DCT Podcast Video

Medidata DCT expert Kelly McKee breaks down the basics of clinical trials and shows how decentralized trials are making the process easier for patients.

DCT Case Study

The ADAPTABLE Aspirin study not only helped determine dosing for daily aspirin regimens, it is the largest 100% virtual clinical trial conducted to date. Learn more about this pioneering decentralized trial study. Registration required.

Industry Analyst Insights

Nitish Mittal, Vice President, Everest Group reviews the DCT industry and his assessment of the state of the market and current adoption. This video is hosted by Medidata as part of the NEXT user conference.