News & Updates

  • Thursday, September 24th @ 2:00pm EDT. To register, please click here. Our Founder & President is teaming up with the Director of Clinical Operations from one of the leading CROs - DZS Clinical Services - to talk through the challenges and opportunities of the shift towards decentralization and the new way of conducting trials.  Anyone…
  •   PARSIPPANY, NJ and OAKLAND, CA - LINEA System, LLC and Trial By Fire Solutions, LLC have begun a partnership to offer their clinical trial solutions, AcceleTrial™ and SimpleTrials, respectively, as a fully integrated solution. This partnership will allow sponsors to take advantage of AcceleTrial™’s study start-up benefits to select and activate the right sites,…
  • By: Sarah Hof Countless industries are shifting to virtual and remote operations, and the realm of clinical trials is no exception. In fact, COVID-19 has only accelerated our industry’s dependence on technology to efficiently and successfully run trials. This shift has prompted the field to accept virtual or decentralized clinical trials as a trusted means…
  •   LINEA System is proud to have been recognized by MD Tech Review as a Top eClinical Trial Management Solution Provider for our work to accelerate clinical trials! To read the full story and see the spread, please visit their website, or click the PDF below.  “AcceleTrial™ identifies sites based on objective data validating therapeutic…
  •   Thank you to all who signed up for and attended our recent webinar, Optimizing Study Start-up in a Decentralized World, on Thursday 9/24! We're pleased to offer both the recording and the deck used during the presentation.  Recording - please click here. Slide deck - please click here.        
  • Thursday, September 24th @ 2:00pm EDT. To register, please click here. Our Founder & President is teaming up with the Director of Clinical Operations from one of the leading CROs - DZS Clinical Services - to talk through the challenges and opportunities of the shift towards decentralization and the new way of conducting trials.  Anyone…
  • Source: The Guardian (The Guardian) -- Having risen to fame on its superhuman performance at playing games, the artificial intelligence group DeepMind has cracked a serious scientific problem that has stumped researchers for half a century. With its latest AI program, AlphaFold, the company and research laboratory showed it can predict how proteins fold into 3D shapes,…
  • Source: Medical Xpress  (Medical Xpress) -- Inspired by a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host's intestines, Johns Hopkins researchers have designed tiny, star-shaped microdevices that can latch onto intestinal mucosa and release drugs into the body.  David Gracias, Ph.D., a professor in the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, and…
  • Source: CNN Business New York (CNN Business) -- Amazon is making its biggest leap into the multi-billion-dollar health care industry with the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, a new digital drugstore. The US-based service, which became available to customers Tuesday, works just like a traditional drugstore with special added perks for Prime members. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most major…
  • (BioPharma Dive) - Pfizer and BioNTech's experimental coronavirus vaccine works, possibly extremely well. That's the encouraging conclusion from the companies' announcement Monday of early results from a large clinical trial of some 44,000 volunteers. After examining 94 cases of COVID-19 in the late-stage study, a data monitoring committee concluded Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine was more than 90%…
  • Source: Reuters (Reuters) - Biogen Inc has shown “exceptionally persuasive” evidence that its experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug is effective, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Wednesday, elevating its chances of a swift approval and sending company shares soaring. An FDA approval could come by March, which would make the drug, aducanumab, the first…
  • Source: The CDC Steps to Take when Trick or Treating Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween. Make trick-or-treating safer Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.Give out treats outdoors, if possible.Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to…
  • Source: BioSpace Decentralized clinical trials gained a foothold in the pharmaceutical industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be used once the pandemic ends, according to panelists at BIO 2020, speaking Thursday in a virtual session. The chief benefit of decentralized clinical trials is the options it brings to patients. “There is a…
  • By: Sarah Hof It’s no longer surprising to hear that many aspects of the pharmaceutical industry have been disrupted due to the far-reaching effects of COVID-19. Clinical trials are no exception, due to the myriad of moving parts it takes to conduct a clinical trial effectively. Hospital maintenance, doctor availability, and the willingness of patients…
  • By: Sarah Hof Countless industries are shifting to virtual and remote operations, and the realm of clinical trials is no exception. In fact, COVID-19 has only accelerated our industry’s dependence on technology to efficiently and successfully run trials. This shift has prompted the field to accept virtual or decentralized clinical trials as a trusted means…
  • Like companies in all industry sectors, many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are struggling to understand and find strategies to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak. For many, the impact of the pandemic on the conduct of clinical trials has forced both smaller biotechs and Big Pharma to make tough decisions to pause ongoing…
  • Source: AP (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world. The results are based on an interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a…
  • Source: Vox (Vox) -- The epic global effort to develop a Covid-19 vaccine has been unmatched in its scale, speed, and scientific advances. And recent announcements about the high efficacy of two leading vaccine candidates — one from Moderna and one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech — have raised hopes that an end to the pandemic might be in sight. But…
  • (BioPharma Dive) - Pfizer and BioNTech's experimental coronavirus vaccine works, possibly extremely well. That's the encouraging conclusion from the companies' announcement Monday of early results from a large clinical trial of some 44,000 volunteers. After examining 94 cases of COVID-19 in the late-stage study, a data monitoring committee concluded Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine was more than 90%…
  • Source: The CDC Steps to Take when Trick or Treating Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween. Make trick-or-treating safer Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.Give out treats outdoors, if possible.Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to…
  • Source: The New York Times The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that it had formally approved remdesivir as the first drug to treat Covid-19, a move that indicated the government’s confidence in its safe and effective use for hospitalized patients. The F.D.A. said the drug had been approved for adults and pediatric patients 12…
  • By: Sarah Hof It’s no longer surprising to hear that many aspects of the pharmaceutical industry have been disrupted due to the far-reaching effects of COVID-19. Clinical trials are no exception, due to the myriad of moving parts it takes to conduct a clinical trial effectively. Hospital maintenance, doctor availability, and the willingness of patients…
  • With the recent development of the current Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an increased urgency for both industry and non-industry sponsors to focus on finding a suitable therapeutic or vaccine for this highly contagious viral disease. In an effort to find a suitable treatment and prevention options for Covid-19 infection, more Covid-19 clinical trials are…
  • (CNN) - The widely available steroid drug dexamethasone may be key in helping to treat the sickest Covid-19 patients who require ventilation or oxygen, according to researchers in the United Kingdom.Their findings are preliminary, still being compiled and have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal -- but some not involved with the study called the results…
  • Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it plans to start human testing of its coronavirus vaccine candidate in July.  Previously, J&J had said the goal was to enter human trials in September. J&J is the world's largest healthcare company with a market value of $390 billion. The company has previously pledged to distribute its vaccine on a not-for-profit basis for…
  • The world's leading drug companies, universities and governments are racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease that has taken more than 400,000 lives globally. Of the 133 candidates being explored, ten have been approved for human trials, according to the World Health Organization. Companies and research groups in China, the early epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, are testing five…