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BioClinica Introduces Optimizer Enterprise Suite

– Clinical Supply Planning and Optimization Extended to Web Solution –

June 10, 2014

BioClinica®, Inc., a leading provider of specialized outsourced clinical trial services and eClinical Solutions, announced today the introduction of its Optimizer Enterprise Suite for clinical supply chain planning and optimization. The suite brings both enhanced offerings and new web-based tools to BioClinica's predictive clinical supply planning solution originally introduced in 2010.

Forecasting and demand planning tools comprising BioClinica's Optimizer Enterprise Suite include:

  • Optimizer Advanced: BioClinica's original robust desktop solution for sophisticated modeling of scenarios that impact the supply chain. Extended forecasting and planning capabilities are ideal for large-scale, high volume research programs and complex studies.
  • Optimizer Direct: BioClinica's new cloud-based option streamlined for essential supply chain forecasting and planning, but with all the power of the original Optimizer. It simulates scenarios most commonly affecting the supply chain and is ideal for modeling and forecasting supplies on smaller-scale programs and stand-alone studies.
  • Aggregator:  BioClinica's expanded enterprise demand planning module combines forecasting plans across studies. It supports packaging and manufacturing planning, from finished goods through active pharmaceutical ingredient in a single, cohesive planning system for visibility into the global supply chain.

The Optimizer 'Dashboard' supports all of the above components and enables forecast data to be viewed in a format practical for any stakeholder. Rounding out the Optimizer solution is a hybrid service plan tailored to customer need. BioClinica's in-house Supply Chain Optimization Team brings decades of experience to assist customers with planning and optimization at a study, program, or enterprise level.

BioClinica Vice President of Product Management Chip deVillafranca said, "We extended Optimizer to a suite of tools that scales to any organization's need, whether planning globally, at a single study level or somewhere in between."

Progressive pharmaceutical companies using Optimizer for global supply planning have significantly reduced waste and saved millions of dollars. "Based on these remarkable results we made the power of Optimizer more accessible to a broader audience by putting it on the web and giving it an intuitive user interface," deVillafranca said.

Today's clinical trials are complex, creating new challenges for supply chain planners. "Intricate study protocols, delicate investigative compounds, and variable dosing schemes are just a few of the variables," deVillafranca explains. "It's no longer feasible to manage clinical supplies efficiently using spreadsheets and manual methods. That's where BioClinica simulation and forecasting technology is unmatched."

Optimizer provides computer simulation of different supply chain scenarios. It models unpredictable demand over time to forecast drug supply and when and where to ship it. Simulations can be re-run with live data for a continually optimized supply plan. Optimizer enables planners to see impending drug shortages and excessive oversupplies. Optimizer also equips supply planners with information to identify opportunities for improvements in shipping, labeling, storage and other activities that carry high costs.

Industry professionals can get a look at the BioClinica Optimizer Enterprise Suite and other eClinical Solutions and Medical Imaging and Cardiac Safety services at the Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting. BioClinica will provide demonstrations in its exhibit in Booth 1725 at the event to be held in San Diego, California on June 15-19.  BioClinica will also present on Drug Shortages in Clinical Trials as part of the clinical supply symposium on June 18, from 10:30 am to noon.  For a personal demonstration of Optimizer Enterprise Suite contact BioClinica at +1-888-392-7456.

About Bioclinica

Bioclinica is a global life science provider that utilizes science and technology to bring clarity to clinical trials – helping companies to develop new life-improving therapies more efficiently and safely. Successful clinical trials require the ability to see key details and uncover hidden insights, and Bioclinica's hundreds of experienced scientific, medical, and domain experts bring unmatched insight across the development lifecycle, from the initial protocol to post-approval. The company's cloud-based offerings include medical imaging and cardiac safety services; clinical adjudication; randomization and trial supply management and optimization; electronic and eSource data capture; site and patient payments and budget forecasting; pharmacovigilance; trial management; and risk-based monitoring solutions. A true multifaceted partner to trial sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Bioclinica offers a global network of research sites and patient recruitment services to provide committed, detail-focused service through all stages of drug development. The company's thousands of employees serve more than 400 pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device organizations – including all the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies and leading CROs – through a network of offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Learn more about Bioclinica and our Clinical Adjudication and other offerings at www.Bioclinica.com and in the Bioclinica Blog. Follow the latest company news and happenings on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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