NEW YORK - October 27, 2020 - Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, the global leader in creating end-to-end solutions to support the entire clinical development process, acquired the digital biomarker business of MC10. MC10's offerings will bring novel clinical analytics and biosensor capabilities to Medidata's existing Patient Cloud solutions in ePRO (patient-reported outcomes), eCOA (clinical outcome assessments), and biomarker discovery. This will enhance Medidata's capabilities of integrating data from wearable sensors - including clinical grade metrics - to help customers successfully virtualize clinical trials.
Remote, patient-centered technologies have become an essential part of clinical research, especially in the age of COVID-19; the physical restrictions placed on patients and clinical sites caused by the pandemic can interfere with launching a clinical study and carrying it to completion. Wearable sensors are used in about 15 percent of studies, and the use of sensors is expected to grow to approximately 70 percent by 2025.*
Medidata leads the industry in building and integrating new technologies to revolutionize clinical research in pursuit of patient-centric therapy development. MC10's focus on clinical grade data capture and novel digital biomarker development represent an important next chapter - advancing the understanding of disease progression and treatment effect in the home.
'Medidata is excited to add the pioneering work at MC10 to our ongoing efforts in building a new platform for ingestion and analytics across a wide array of mobile sensors,' said Anthony Costello, senior vice president, Mobile Health, Medidata. 'Incorporating remote biometric data capture and analysis that includes the MC10 nPoint Biostamp, alongside other leading mobile devices, will further strengthen the Medidata platform and help propel the digital transformation of life sciences.'
An integrated Medidata offering will provide research companies and device developers new and innovative ways to collect, normalize and analyze data in pursuit of new therapy development. This enhanced capability will also create a closer connection between patients and the ecosystem of trailblazing researchers, practitioners, and life science companies committed to deepening a shared understanding of disease, transformational therapies, and novel endpoints.
'Medidata is an exceptional fit for MC10. Our combined expertise will help customers and partners take a more data-driven approach to bringing targeted therapies to patients,' said Ben Schlatka, co-founder and CEO, MC10. 'We are looking forward to moving ahead together, accelerating the development and deployment of new innovative offerings for our customers and ultimately transforming therapy development to improve the lives of patients.'
Medidata is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, which with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform is positioned to lead the digital transformation of life sciences in the age of personalized medicine with the first end-to-end scientific and business platform, from research to commercialization.
*Intel, 'AI and Wearables Bring New Data and Analytics to Clinical Trials,' 2017.