Cambridge Cognition (LON:COG), which develops and markets digital solutions to assess brain health, has announced the launch of an improved electronic clinical outcomes assessment (eCOA) platform that has already attracted a new client from one of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies.
Clinicians and patients complete clinical outcome assessments (COAs), such as questionnaires and scales, during clinical trials in order to monitor the effects of treatment. With the ubiquity of electronic devices, these necessary assessments are increasingly being delivered on smartphones, tablets and desktops, and so much so that the eCOA market is estimated to reach $2 billion by 20251.
After investing proceeds from the fundraise earlier this year, Cambridge Cognition has expanded its eCOA offering to include complex forms, alerting, interview recording and playback. Following the launch of the enhanced functionality the Company is pleased to announce a new clinical trial contract worth over US$225,000.
The Company’s eCOA solution can be rapidly configured for each new clinical trial. This means that deployment of new clinical outcome instruments takes days, rather than weeks or months, once the licences have been secured.
This new contract has tight study deadlines, with multiple outcome assessments for over 100 patients across five time-points. In using the Company’s automated assessment system, the administrative burden for sites is reduced, while consistency in data collection and quality is ensured. Crucially, having a single platform to deliver both electronic questionnaires and scales, alongside the Company’s CANTABTM cognitive assessments, provides a seamless user experience for the patient.
Commenting, Matthew Stork, Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Cognition, said:
“Increasingly, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are recognising the operational benefits of delivering questionnaires and scales electronically in their clinical trials. Our new eCOA offering enables us to capitalise on this shift and to provide an extremely fast turn-around from contract agreement to study deployment. We are pleased to see that the investment in development made this year has already helped us to build a new relationship with another prestigious partner. We look forward to this being one of many such partnerships.”