iCardiac Now Providing Services to Five of the Top Ten Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
Rochester, New York (PRWEB) April 22, 2010 -- iCardiac Technologies, Inc., a provider of next generation cardiac core lab services, announced today that a top 10 pharmaceutical company has awarded iCardiac a cardiac safety study leveraging iCardiac’s COMPAS technology platform including advanced ECG biomarker analyses.
"The industry is entering a period of accelerating conversion from outdated cardiac safety evaluation methods to more advanced, sophisticated techniques," said Sasha Latypova, Executive Vice President. "Drug cardiac safety is rapidly evolving with tougher standards imposed by the regulators. We are proud to be able to leverage iCardiac’s team of experts and our advanced technologies to deliver the next generation of advanced ECG analytics and services for improving the precision, accuracy and resource efficiency of global cardiac safety studies."
In October 2005, the FDA introduced a new guidance for industry (ICH E14) requiring the evaluation of pro-arrhythmic potential of new drugs by measuring the QT segment of ECGs collected in clinical trials. The dissatisfaction among pharmaceutical developers with the poor precision, high rate of false positives/negatives and high cost of the “gold standard” manual or semi-automated QT measurements has lead to efforts toward providing more advanced cardiac safety analytics.
About iCardiac Technologies
iCardiac Technologies, Inc., provides drug development companies worldwide with the complete range of next generation cardiac safety core lab services. Its team of cardiac safety experts collectively bring over 100 years of cardiology, electrophysiology, drug development, regulatory and academic experience. The iCardiac team pioneered the field of Highly Automated QT evalua
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