This datacard uses the NIH Grant RePORTER data to identify leading research institutions, particularly pre-clinical.

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Purpose: clinical operations, market research

Entities: organizations, investigators, diseases, drugs

This card uses the Sunshine Act Data [Pharma Payments to US Physicians] to identify top researchers with strong ties to pharma.

#datashows sunshine

Entities: Sponsors and Physicians

Purpose: clinical operations, competitive intelligence

 

This card uses the Medicare Part D Database.

14_5M_claims_related_to_10_359_Cities___karmadataEntities include: physicians, drugs

Purpose: market research, clinical operations

This datacard uses the Medicare Part D Database to identify top prescribers and top to prescribing geographies of drugs.

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Entities include: physicians, drugs

Purpose: market research, clinical operations

 

This datacard uses the FDA Orphan Drugs Database to identify top players in the orphan space.

199_FDA_Orphan_Drug_Designations_related_to_139_Organizations___karmadataEntities include: Sponsors, diseases, and drugs

Purpose: business intelligence, market research, and business development.

 

Today, we take the time to thank and support all clinical research professionals on International Clinical Trials’ Day.  Many would think that this day was just picked by some organization to celebrate the success of clinical trials throughout the years.  But, in fact May 20th is the date when James Lind started his famous trial on how to treat scurvy.  We have come a long way since having a clinical trial to treat scurvy. Lind paved the way for clinical discovery and finding new means of treatment.

One of the main obstacles with clinical trials today is recruitment.  Organizations are having a difficult time getting the bodies they need for the trials they are conducting.  Without participation these trials can not have an effective outcome, or even worse, no outcome at all.  What many do not know is that for some, participation may be a form of treatment.  For example, for breast cancer patients clinical trials are no longer just an extra thing to do.  Instead, a trial may be their best option for breast cancer treatment.  This can also be said for many other health concerns out there.

If you check out the data card below, you are able to see the number of clinical trials that are currently recruiting across the United States:19_9K_Clinical_Trials_related_to_51_Site_States___karmadataI was shocked when I saw how many thousands of trials fall under this status, especially when it is only focusing in on the U.S.  There are endless amount of patients across the globe who are waiting for new therapies and new drugs to emerge into the market.  There is a need for more and more clinical trials, but we also need the patients to take part in these trials.  I believe that if we focus on the patient side by providing them with better information to understand clinical trials, then more will be able to take the initiative to participate.  I have seen an increase in the number of trials even over this past year alone.  I look forward to seeing what this year has in store for the clinical trials industry.

How convenient would it be if you were able to receive karmadata updates and news at a place you navigate to every day?  If you use SalesForce.com for CRM, now you can.

With the karmadata/SalesForce integration you are able to link your accounts within SalesForce to the karmadata company entity.  Once linked you will receive the same updates as you would in karmadata, but directly within your SalesForce workflow.  Below you are able to see an example of an account page on SalesForce when it is linked to karmadata.

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By clicking on the links provided in the feed, you will be directed to the source where the record came from.  This allows you to see updates and add tasks to SalesForce if you want to reach out to the company, etc.  It will change the way you do business development by blending sales data with data about the company itself.

The integration also incorporates critical metrics about the company directly within the SalesForce account page:Account__ViiV_Healthcare___salesforce_com_-_Enterprise_Edition

To link any SalesForce account to karmadata, it’s as easy as pulling up the list and clicking “link”.  When you start to use the integration, you will be able to filter between linked and unlinked companies to organize and keep track of who you are and aren’t following.salesforce_com_-_Enterprise_Edition Once you have companies in SalesForce linked to karmadata, you will be able to run reports that leverage both CRM data and karmadata metrics.  Through these reports you will be able to filter and sort companies in an organized manner by zeroing in on the most active companies or those with recent financing.  Consider the example of sorting on companies that have not been contacted in several months, but that have recently closed on financing.

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By combining great data with streamlined workflow, the karmadata SalesForce.com app is changing the business development game in the clinical trial space.

Today, We Remember

abbywellskd —  September 11, 2014 — Leave a comment

To think 13 years ago, I was sitting in my third grade class with the whispers of voices all around.  It wasn’t until I returned home that I realized (kind of) what was going on.  With all the commotion and fast paced lifestyles people are living, it seems like today everyone still takes a minute or two out of their day to reflect on September 11, 2001 and the events that happened.

All over there are people remembering the men and women who fought for our country, the heroes we lost, and the families who suffered the loss of loved ones.  In karmadata’s backyard of Boston, MA, the BC Eagles will be wearing helmets, gloves, and cleats covered in the red bandana print in honor of Welles Crowther.  Welles passed away in the September 11th terrorist attacks after saving several people from the South Tower.

It seems as if every year, my memories of the day become less clear.  It is important to remember and it is the only way we will not forget.  I can remember the way I felt and the confusion that was going through my head.  The questions I had were endless and seemed to be answered more and more each year.   September 11th had a different impact on all of us, but today America comes together as one to take the time to reflect and remember.

Captain Josh Bordner displaying the gloves and helmet to be worn on Saturday.

#IceBucketChallenge

abbywellskd —  August 8, 2014 — 1 Comment

I think by now if you are living in or around Boston you have heard of the #IceBucketChallenge to #StrikeoutALS.  The Ice Bucket Challenge was created to raise awareness for support of ALS and more specifically Pete Frates.  Pete is a former Boston College baseball captain who is battling the disease. If you are nominated to complete the challenge, you must film yourself pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, after nominating others to complete the challenge within 24 hours.  By now you have probably seen Pro Athletes, friends, family, and even politicians completing this challenge.

While watching Pete Frates’ video on his site, I learned what rewriting the end of ALS meant to him.  “Rewriting the end of ALS means raising money to get better research for treatment and ultimately finding a cure.”  So if you head over to karmadata, we can dig into the research part of ALS.  You are able to see below that the number of Industry Sponsored ALS trials are declining.  As Pete said, the way to a cure is through research.  We need to raise the amount of research that is being done.

ALS TrialsIf you head over to Sponsor Finder and search for ALS Trials, you will see that there are only 8 companies actively conducting ALS clinical trials.

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Lastly, this data card below shows government funding.  John Hopkins University being the top organization who grants money to ALS.

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So what does all this mean?  This challenge is to create awareness for ALS and I believe it is working.  When I log in to facebook, it’s the first thing I see and it fills my news feed from top to bottom.  By creating awareness, we are able to become more knowledgable on ALS and more likely to donate to the cause, which will hopefully result in more research.  With all of the visualizations on funding and number of companies/trials, you can see that ALS may not be something people are too aware of.  The Challenge will definitely not cure anything right away, but it is a big step in the right direction!

A couple of us here at karmadata have already donated to ALS and completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, even our CEO Sean Power who completed it last night!  We urge you to visit petefrates.com and donate!  You can also check out the sweet Frate Train gear at petefrates.storenvy.com