Innovation Grant Leads to Breakthrough in Capturing the Patient Experience in Clinical Research


[BUFFALO, NY, November 27, 2018] – Circuit Clinical™ is proud to announce the successful development and launch of TrialScout™ - www.trialscout.com - a novel online platform designed to improve the experience of finding and participating in clinical trials. TrialScout’s advancement was supported in part by a $200,000 matching grant awarded by the University at Buffalo’s Center for Advanced Technology (UB CAT) to the private-university collaboration of Circuit Clinical and principal investigator Dr. Manoj J. Mammen, Assistant Professor of Medicine of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biological Sciences at the University of Buffalo. The award of the prestigious UB CAT grant significantly accelerated development of TrialScout’s unique patient experience platform. The UB CAT program supports industry-university collaborations focused on the intersection of big data and health sciences.  


TrialScout provides the first-ever objective ratings and reviews of clinical research centers across the US. TrialScout’s proprietary algorithm gathers data from multiple publicly available datasets to offer insights on overall research center quality. Additionally, TrialScout captures participant ratings and reviews directly from those who’ve partaken in clinical trials at particular research centers and want to share their experience.


“We are truly honored to have been awarded our UB CAT grant and excited to have successfully delivered a platform that our patients, research centers and industry partners have all embraced from day one,” said Dr. Irfan Khan, CEO of Circuit Clinical. “TrialScout was born from the challenges that we have seen and experienced first-hand in clinical research. Our goal was to simplify the process of finding clinical trials and provide patients the peer-to-peer support they need. Our close collaboration with UB remains a major asset in our ability to create a great solution for patients, research centers, and industry partners everywhere.”


“Circuit Clinical has done a great job in using the support it received from UB CAT to address an important problem in clinical research – identifying and promoting the patient’s voice in the process.” said Norma J. Nowak, PhD, executive director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).


“My collaboration with Circuit Clinical, highlighted the significant difficulties patients and their families encounter when seeking a clinical trial,” stated Dr. Mammen. “The patient experience data generated by TrialScout will deliver new insights and potentially improve both engagement and retention – both of which are critical challenges in clinical research today.”


About Circuit Clinical

Circuit Clinical is a rapidly growing Integrated Research Organization (IRO) headquartered in Buffalo and dedicated to empowering patients choosing clinical research as a care option. Our mission is to transform the experience of finding and participating in clinical trials. We rapidly find and enroll the right patients and support our doctors with expert in-office research teams and our proprietary digital platform. This unique combination of technology-enabled experts helps ensure patient retention through study completion. Circuit’s mandate is to deliver the highest quality study data to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients while providing a superior experience for patients. (For more information visit www.circuitclinical.com.)


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