Tuesday, September 29, 2015
There has been a significant increase in the number of CROs using electronic trial master file (eTMF) applications from just one year ago, according to a report from Veeva Systems, a San Francisco Bay Area-based provider of cloud-based software. The “Veeva 2015 Paperless TMF Survey: Annual CRO Report” was a global study of TMF owners that found 38% of CROs surveyed now use eTMF applications versus just 21% in 2014. A number of benefits are prompting CROs’ adoption of eTMF technology. More than half (58%) say faster study startup is a key driver, while 50% cite cost savings.
California-based Veeva Systems will launch Veeva Vault Registrations, a comprehensive solution to manage product registration data worldwide, including registration status, variations and health authority interactions. The new offering will be part of Veeva’s regulatory information management (RIM) suite that also will include Vault Submissions and Vault SubmissionsArchive.
Having accurate customer reference data for all healthcare professionals, healthcare organizations and affiliations across life sciences’ major markets—and managing it all—is a burden Veeva Systems has addressed with the launch of a new streamlined approach to deliver customer data sourced locally and consolidated into a single global reference database.
It’s no secret competitive pressures are mounting for CROs. Life sciences companies need to get to market faster and more efficiently. Although sponsors are actively investing in CRO partnerships, they want to establish fewer, more strategic partners to improve efficiency. [Read More]
Lycera, a biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune disease, has named Paul Sekhri president, CEO and a member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Sekhri brings more than 25 years of operational experience in the life sciences industry, including business development and strategy, general management, drug development, and commercial strategy. He succeeds Kathleen M. Metters, Ph.D., who currently serves as senior advisor to the company.
Veeva Systems, a cloud-based technology company based in Pleasanton, Calif., has launched Veeva CRM CoBrowse, a new remote detailing solution that enables real-time, interactive engagement and collaboration with customers online. CoBrowse allows call center, medical affairs and field sales teams to lead healthcare professionals (HCPs) through approved promotional and medical content, while automatically capturing all interaction details in Veeva CRM. It also can leverage Veeva Closed Loop Marketing (CLM) content to maximize message consistency and return on content investment across channels.
Veeva Systems, based in Pleasanton, Calif., has released Veeva Vault innovations. Individuals across the organization can share and reuse approved content, eliminating manual hand-offs and duplicate work. At the same time, Vault provides local autonomy and flexibility for each department or region to manage its own content to reflect its unique business processes. Vault maintains one authoritative source document in the cloud to bridge content gaps, increasing efficiency, visibility and compliance.