HeartIT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation, announced today that it has received a $2.5M grant from the NIH in order to develop the "Cloud Based Corelab of the Future."
Medical drugs and devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on data from multicenter clinical trials. Over the past decade the efficiency of clinical trials has been improved by electronic data capture (EDC) systems, whose use has increased from 38% to 61% from 2006 to 2011. While medical imaging plays a key role in clinical trials, often serving as the basis for study end-points and/or safety evaluations, few if any EDC systems integrate imaging corelab workflows such as image quality assurance, site queries, and reporting of end-point analyses.
The overall goal of the NIH grant is to create a "cloud-based imaging corelab of the future" that provides support for all imaging corelab activities and integration into EDCs.
HeartIT is already a leader in the Clinical Trials market ( http://www.heartit.com/index.php/solutions ), and received an additional $2.25M NIH grant in 2011 ( http://www.heartit.com/index.php/2011/11 ).