Software that will lead to a more efficient clinical trial process
Adam Haword, Consultant Product Developer, tells us about his work on developing a software device application that helps patients remember to take their medication. The software will also work to help bring clinical trial drugs to market more efficiently. The application can monitor patient adherence to the clinical trial via quantifiable assurances. In an NHS setting, if people are willing to take their medication but are forgetful, this software acts as a gentle reminder, as well as a guide on the appropriate dose to help avoid any confusion. He mentions work towards developing a feature on this software’s app, which can perform intelligent inferences about the habits of the user. This type of feature would allow the process of clinical trials to work more efficiently. Also, clinical trials that do not seem to be working can be closed down more efficiently. Further, drugs such as antibiotics, can be taken to market sooner, allowing companies to work on riskier propositions. Trying to drive adherence is the key strategy of this software.