US-based eClinical specialist Nextrials has announced that Prism, its flagship electronic data capture (EDC) solution for clinical trials, will now support remote access through Apple’s much-heralded iPhone multifunctional mobile phone.

By “literally placing Prism in the pockets of researchers”, Nextrials is offering anytime/anywhere access to clinical trial data displayed in the same graphical formats traditionally generated by the EDC platform for a desktop computer, the company notes.

“Clinical studies have evolved to encompass an increasingly mobile workforce,” said James Rogers, Nextrials co-founder and chief executive officer. “By adding support for the iPhone, Prism increases its usefulness to sites and sponsors, particularly those who need access to clinical data while on the move. Researchers can now view clinical data in real time on an iPhone at any place supported by the device’s wireless carrier, and see that data within the same user-friendly reports and graphs they are utilising in the office.”

Nextrials has also equipped its customer service staff with iPhones, boosting remote interface capabilities for troubleshooting and help-desk support.