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ASSAY Clinical Research: Developing Tailor-made Software Solutions & Tools with Nonpareil Quality & Efficiency

ASSAY Clinical Research: Developing Tailor-made Software Solutions & Tools with Nonpareil Quality & Efficiency

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Sudharshan M. Chandran,Managing Director

Sudharshan M. Chandran

Managing Director

Even though the clinical research bracket is witnessing a tremendous increase in the number of top-notch software solutions and study-specific tools congruent with the technological advancements, many a time clients adjust with the available resources by compromising on their requirements, paying higher costs and therefore, disrelish undesirable outcomes. Unlike others, UK-based ASSAY Clinical Research (with IT team based in Chennai) bedecked with rich expertise & technology-driven motto handholds the clients in consultation, development (in-house) and maintenance of software solutions & electronic tools in tune with their project requirements and thereby savours increased efficiency of trial management and utmost client satisfaction. “As our clients have not explored the clinical trials in specific regions (despite owning a known patient population) due to lack of infrastructure, regulations, costs and many more, we assist them in this process via our presence in numerous unexplored regions of the world and expertise in setting up a bespoke team for each study,” explicates Sudharshan M. Chandran, Managing Director, ASSAY.

Since its establishment in 2012, ASSAY has carved its niche to outshine in strategic planning,

process development or restructuring the framework, rescue studies, recruitment strategy and project management for phase I to IV clinical trials. Discerning the importance of resources in the clients’ business space, its Strategic Resourcing team called 'V-Share’ built with extensive database proffers consulting and the right resources regardless of size/scope of their work. Besides planning and implementing risk management strategies & measures to enhance quality as per the scenario/study, it also engages in additional site and CRA quality assessment visits to countries posed with highest risks/concerns assuring that the risk factors are eliminated and a strong CAPA is built. Moreover, while utilizing offshore teams in India for any study in data management and pharma covigilance, it also develops academic programs leveraging the state-of-the-art 3D animated visuals through its 'ASSAY Academy' program for aspiring science/medical professionals.

With the aid of an adept in-house IT team, ASSAY ensures that these softwares and tools are built on a robust, user-friendly, efficient and innovative platform adorned with intuitive, customized and reliable systems in tune with the latest technology

Twist of Technologies
Imbibing the nuances in technological trends, ASSAY has designed a fleet of tailor-made softwares and tools which includes GRAVITY (document management), PROMPT (electronic patient-reported outcome system),
CREATIVE (interactive study portal), UNITE (robust Clinical Trial Management System), STAR (e-Feasibility Management System), GAIN (Learning Management System), SPACE (Time & Invoice Management System) and ASSAY Apps. With the aid of an adept in-house IT team, ASSAY ensures that these softwares and tools are built on a robust, user-friendly, efficient and innovative platform adorned with intuitive, customized and reliable systems in tune with the latest technology.

Adhering to national & international regulations for each clinical trial and agencies like US FDA, MHRA, DCGI & ICH-GCP, ASSAY also deploys pharma covigilance teams with medical monitors to monitor patient data and safety management systems to identify potential safety issues/risks. Infused with Assay’s prime goal ‘Quality and Efficiency’. Its 70+ employees are updated with latest trends & technologies via sharing of websites, group discussions and formal training sessions. Eventually, besides re-monitoring the data for a Phase III rescue study of Fabry Disease, ASSAY has covered the sub-Saharan region for exploring clinical trials and also provided free-of-cost training programs in West Africa to mould the naive into clinical research professionals.

Relishing a revenue growth of 35 percent in 2017, ASSAY has revamped its business development strategies, increased its client base and upholds innovative softwares & projects, thereby envisioning higher revenue in 2018. Also by seamlessly updating all its services in tandem with the client feedbacks and user experiences, it is currently focused on developing the requisite software systems & tools for its patient-centric software ‘PROMPT’.