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November 25, 2019

Teckro Adds New Products Following Sky-High User Adoption

Revolutionizing the way clinical trials are run

    High-growth clinical trials solution Teckro added two new software products in its mission to transform the industry’s efficiency and make trials more transparent for doctors, researchers and patients.

    The company uses machine-learning technology to transform clinical trial protocols from static documents into actionable data for research staff, monitors and sponsors. Intuitive and simple, 91% of registered users are active.

    Now researchers responsible for testing new medical treatments on patients around the world can receive up-to-date study information and provide feedback to improve performance with the addition of Teckro Engage and Teckro Survey.

    The new functionality will build on the Teckro Search product to accelerate the speed and precision by which clinical research stakeholders can locate and distribute the right information found in current, approved documents, as well as monitor engagement and trial conduct.

    Teckro CEO and Co-founder Gary Hughes said: “Teckro brings simplicity to the complexity of clinical trials. The high adoption and extremely positive user feedback are unheard of for typical software companies. We are adding to the value of Teckro with the new products, which we designed to be intuitive and easy to use.”

    With more than 12,000 research sites using the software – and steadily rising – Teckro holds a vast amount of valuable insight across clinical studies around the world. That volume of data will help transform what has – until now – been a painstakingly slow clinical research process, into one that is effective for every stakeholder.

    Dana Anderson, CCRC at North Georgia Clinical Research has been responsible for coordinating clinical trials for 18 years. She is using Teckro for a current global clinical trial and said it is making it easier to do her job as a site coordinator.

    “A research project involves so many stakeholders and so much paperwork. Most of the time it’s very difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for,” Anderson said. “Once I downloaded Teckro to my phone, I realized this is going to make my job much easier. It's very easy to navigate and find what information you need to retrieve from the protocol or the study design. Teckro gives us the resources that we need to make sure our data is clean and accurate. And it's nice that Teckro always will have the current amendment on there, so you know that you're following the correct protocol.”

    In detail, Teckro’s new products are:

    • Teckro Engage gives study administrators a consistent way to communicate important changes, new document versions, or helpful tips to limit protocol deviation. Open rates show message effectiveness.
    • Teckro Survey is a web-based tool for study teams to quickly design and send short surveys, making it practical to gather feedback from research staff to manage risk and improve study design.

    Available through a secure mobile application or a website, Teckro doesn’t require any software installation. As a result, Teckro is operational in a matter of a couple of weeks and requires minimal user training.

    Business impact to date is impressive. Teckro’s own data shows that sites using Teckro screen and randomize significantly more patients compared with those without Teckro. Those sites actively searching in Teckro perform much better to meet recruitment timelines, addressing a major barrier to conducting clinical trials.