Formedix, a US-based supplier of clinical trial-automation software and services, has launched an integrated platform combining study-design tools with electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data-management capabilities.

The new product, Formedix Transform for OpenClinica, comes out of a partnership between Formedix and fellow US company OpenClinica, which provides web-based open-source software for EDC and clinical-data management.

It integrates Formedix’s universal design tool, Origin, with OpenClinica’s flexible open- source system, resulting in a single process that can significantly reduce OpenClinica study-build times – “in some cases by more than 55%”, the companies say.

Other capabilities include study-build automation and drag-and-drop re-use, enhanced by leveraging portable, vendor-neutral Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) designs.

Formedix's software and consultancy services are based on emerging data standards developed by the CDISC, a US-based body pursuing global, platform-independent data standards that enable inoperability of information systems to improve medical research and related areas of healthcare

Formedix is a leading provider of software and consultancy services based on emerging data standards developed by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC). - See more at:

Driving efficiencies

Earlier this year Mark Wheeldon, chief executive officer of Formedix, presented at OC13, the 2013 OpenClinica Global Conference, on the use of CDISC standards to drive efficiencies in study set-up and build with OpenClinica.

Wheeldon also explained how Formedix was working with partners such as OpenClinica to develop cutting-edge solutions that could help achieve further reductions in study-build times.

Formedix Transform “enables users to design in one environment and interface with multiple systems, broadening the scope of contract research organisations and EDC vendors”, Wheeldon commented.

“By providing a vendor neutral solution, our customers can choose one, work with all.”