Clinical Trials Portal Unveiled

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 09-22-2005
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations announced the launch of its new clinical trials portal. Developed in conjunction with IBM, it is the first search engine constructed specifically to provide access to a wide range of relevant online sources of clinical trial information.

Sources of information include individual pharmaceutical company sites, sites run by third parties working on behalf of these companies, pharmaceutical industry association resources, such as the US pharmaceutical industry association (PhRMA) site (www.clinicalstudyresults.org) and government sites which routinely carry details of industry trials, such as the US National Library of Medicine's www.clinicaltrials.gov. Other on-line clinical trial information resources, such as the European Union's scheduled Europharm resource will be linked to as they become available.

The IFPMA portal represents a combined effort by pharmaceutical industry technical and regulatory experts, as well as IBM consultants and currently contains more that 250,000 links.

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