Biotech 360° – Digitalizing clinical trials

Bottom Line

Clinical trials are time-consuming and expensive, yet their success rate remains low. There are many reasons why a clinical trial may fail, but patient management (from recruitment to follow-up) is one of the main factors. The decentralized approach, based on remote monitoring and digital tools, can disrupt the traditional approach to clinical trials. Decentralized trials are much more than just data collection: to support the increasing complexity of clinical trials, they require a robust network of technologies, from telemedicine to mobile health devices. Covid-19 has accelerated its use, and we expect it to continue its expansion beyond the end of the pandemic.

We play the digitalization of clinical trials in our portfolios through exposure to research services companies, such as IQVIA, one of our 2022 top convictions, and data analytics companies.

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