AC Medical’s Services Shorten and Improve Accuracy of Clinical Trials, Allow Pharmaceutical Companies to Release New Medications Faster
 
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AC Medical’s Services Shorten and Improve Accuracy of Clinical Trials, Allow Pharmaceutical Companies to Release New Medications Faster

  • Oracle Customer:  AC Medical Inc.
    Location:  Tokyo, Japan
    Industry:  Life Sciences
    Employees:  340
    Annual Revenue:  Under $100 Million

AC Medical Inc. helps pharmaceutical companies develop new medicines faster by offering more efficient and accurate ways to capture clinical data. Its core services include clinical trial monitoring and quality control, data management, statistical analysis, auditing, and medical writing. AC Medical is the contract research organization (CRO) division of the Agrex Group, a business process outsourcing and systems development company.

“One of the main challenges facing pharmaceutical companies is how to launch new, innovative products to the market as quickly as possible while reducing the time it takes to research and develop new medications,” said Yukio Watanabe, director, sales department, AC Medical Inc.

In 2006, AC Medical started offering services using Oracle Health Sciences InForm GTM On Demand to pharmaceutical companies when many of them were still capturing data in paper-based reports. AC Medical realized that the Oracle solution could help these companies develop and release new products faster and increase their sales by automating the process of collecting clinical data.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from AC Medical Inc.

  • “Oracle Health Sciences InForm GTM On Demand automates the process of capturing clinical data, enabling pharmaceutical companies to release products to the market faster and significantly increase sales.” – Yukio Watanabe, Director, Sales Department, AC Medical Inc.

  • Provide solutions that shorten the clinical trial process time and improve its quality
  • Introduce electronic data capturing methods and build a solid track record to differentiate services from other contract research organizations
  • Make inroads into the Asian market where computerized clinical trials are likely to expand in the future

Solutions

Oracle Product and Services

  • Completed clinical trials faster by allowing researchers to capture clinical data from medical institutions in real time
  • Allowed pharmaceutical companies to bring new products to market quickly by deploying Oracle Health Sciences InForm GTM On Demand
  • Enabled pharmaceutical companies to increase sales by launching new products to the market faster through a shorter clinical trial process
  • Cut the number of reports created by pharmaceutical companies that contain several dozen pages of data for each patient involved in a clinical trial
  • Eliminated query and data capturing errors by ensuring reports from doctors are accurate, easy to read, and up to date

Why Oracle

Oracle Health Sciences InForm GTM On Demand is being used in more than 115 countries, and this strong global record is one of its main competitive advantages when AC Medical proposes the electronic data capturing solution to pharmaceutical companies.

“The strong integration between Oracle products was the most compelling reason for choosing Oracle. For example, we may be able to use Oracle’s reporting tool to display analysis results visually,” said Hirokazu Hashiba, manager, data management department, data science division, AC Medical Inc.

“There’s also a strong sense of trust in the Oracle product line-up,” said Koji Osato, deputy director, data management department, data science division, AC Medical Inc. “Oracle Health Sciences InForm GTM On Demand is well-known overseas and has strong global potential due to features such as multilingual capability and interoperability with other applications.

“I’d like to see this system being used in the Asian market, where computerized clinical trials are set to increase in the future,” he said.