Wayne, PA, March 16, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer and leader in the electronic transformation of clinical R&D in the life sciences industry, announced today that Octagon will be exhibiting at the Drug Information Association (DIA) 22nd Annual Clinical Data Management Symposium and Exhibition: Integration Across the Clinical Trial Continuum on March 18th thru 20th, 2007.
This annual meeting will deliver the latest information to attendees about the evolving clinical data management function, as well as provide opportunities to meet and network with colleagues in the industry.
This year’s CDM conference will feature a Keynote Address and FDA Update Plenary Session on the first morning. The conference will run on four parallel tracks – Data, Strategy, eClinical Technology, and Electronic Health Records and Health Informatics – in order to address the overall clinical development environment and the dynamic role of the data manager.
On Tuesday, March 20th, at 8:30 am, during the Track 1- Standards and Data session, ‘The Case for Standards from Startup through Submission’, Dan Crawford, director of Clinical Data Strategies at Octagon, will be hosting a presentation entitled; ‘Creating Submission-compliant Summary Databases (ISS/ISE) in the CDISC SDTM Format’, which will address the value of the CDISC SDTM for preparing summary databases. Standards for data interchange have been shown to bring substantial value to the clinical development process in terms of cost and time savings, especially when they are implemented in the start-up stage. In addition, these standards streamline the integration of data into knowledge warehouses for the purpose of integrated safety and efficacy summaries for regulatory agencies.
Octagon will also be unveiling its latest offering, Data JumpStart. Octagon’s CDISC SDTM compatible Data JumpStart offering is a collection of documents, libraries and templates that facilitate institutionalization of data management standards and provides everything a company would need to begin to deploy data standards across an organization and to outsourcing partners. This new package represents over 300 hours of expert development time by Octagon’s CDISC knowledgeable data management professionals.
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon is a pioneer and leading process-centric solutions provider that offers a suite of regulatory, clinical, process, and IT solutions to the life sciences industry. Octagon synchronizes processes and increases automation to reduce island-to-island inefficiencies within the clinical research and development process. They leverage the power of electronic submissions through cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, deep domain knowledge, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Amersham, UK. For more information please visit www.octagonresearch.com.