- For Immediate Release
Nitric BioTherapeutics, Inc. Selects VISTA for Site Assessment in an EDC Trial
VISTA web-based service successfully used by Nitric BioTherapeutics,
Inc. to asses computer infrastructure and Internet connection speeds at
remote investigative sites for an EDC Clinical Trial.
MEDIA, PA September 4, 2008 - Scientific Software Tools, Inc. (SST), a leader in the area of
technology-enabling software and services for clinical trials,
announced today that Nitric BioTherapeutics, Inc, a biopharmaceutical
and medical device company based in Pennsylvania, has successfully
implemented VISTA, a web-based investigative site technology assessment
PCs at remote investigative sites need to be technologically assessed
before any EDC clinical study begins. This ensures that the site meets
the hardware and software requirements of the study and is typically
carried out via manual assessment surveys, which are slow, expensive,
and often inaccurate.
According to Elise Furman, President of SST, "Site investigators and
clinical staff often face frustration when conducting technology
assessments of clinical study sites. Existing manual assessment methods
tend to be time and labor-intensive, tedious and prone to inaccuracies,
thus creating delays and problems for site investigators and clinical
"VISTA is a web-based service designed specifically to solve these
problems. It is a quick and easy way for non-technical users in
clinical research to carry out the assessment process, leading to
significant cost and time savings. Within seconds to minutes, VISTA
accurately assesses, captures, and reports on the technology
infrastructure of remote sites anywhere around the world. This is a
service that is highly beneficial for pharmaceutical sponsors, CROs,
and EDC providers."
Jovianna DiCarlo, Dermatology Clinical Development Manager of Nitric
BioTherapeutics, Inc., commented, "VISTA's technical reporting
capabilities are invaluable when electronically managing clinical
trials and sites in third world countries. The ability to run and
preview detailed comprehensive report on each computer to be utilized
at each site provides real-time assessment of operation systems,
browser information, firewalls, internet speed and connection types."
She further explained, "Importantly, corrective measures can be
immediately deployed to adequately support and satisfy application
system operating requirements. VISTA allows me to eliminate potential
issues that may delay the receipt of study data, and that's why I
include VISTA technical reporting and mitigation of corrective measures
within each specific electronic clinical trial application eSOP and
eValidation map I develop"
For more information regarding VISTA and how it helps pharmaceutical
sponsors, CROs, EDC providers and investigative sites, visit http://www.vistasurveys.com,
or contact Scientific Software Tools, Inc., at (610) 891-1640.
About SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE TOOLS, INC.
Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia and founded in 1988 by a M.D. and R.N.,
Scientific Software Tools, Inc. provides software development services to customers in the pharmaceutical, CRO, manufacturing and healthcare industries
About NITRIC BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.
Nitric BioTherapeutics, Inc,
is a venture backed biopharmaceutical and medical device company
developing treatments for the healing of chronic wounds and the
resolution of infections using topical application of nitric oxide gas
(gNO). Nitric oxide has significant broad spectrum antimicrobial
effects, including potent effects against drug-resistant bacterial
strains, as well as effects on inflammation, collagen production and
blood flow. Nitric BioTherapeutics is pursuing human clinical work in a
number of indications including chronic wounds and as an anti-infective
Scientific Software Tools, 1023 East Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Media, PA 19063.