ERT Announced Partnership with Cogstate to Expand its eCOA Solution for Higher Fidelity CNS Assessments

July 22, 2020

ERT, the global leader in clinical endpoint data collection, today announced a preferred partnership with Cogstate to expand its industry-leading electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) solution with digital cognitive endpoints from Cogstate to support the development of treatments for Central Nervous System (CNS) and other disorders.

Conventional assessments of cognitive endpoints have historically been vulnerable to complexities, variability, and error. Plagued with issues ranging from non-standardized administration and rater bias to manual scoring, these assessments are less likely to yield reliable and conclusive results. By delivering Cogstate’s proven digital brain health assessments on ERT’s eCOA platform, trial sponsors can overcome these issues and capture higher quality data to support the development of treatments for CNS and other disorders.

“Pharmaceutical researchers and regulators are increasingly focused on understanding the impact new treatments have on the brain, so now more than ever there is a need to use digital technologies to make cognitive assessments more rapid, reliable, accessible and actionable,” said Jim Mahon, Vice President and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at ERT. “By leveraging Cogstate’s digital CNS assessment through ERT’s eCOA platform, sponsors can dramatically streamline the measurement of CNS clinical outcomes, increase the quality of data, reduce patient and site burden by eliminating the need for duplicate hardware, log-ins and support desks, and gain the flexibility of remote administration for virtual visits.”

“ERT is renowned for delivering the reliable patient assessment data clinical trial sponsors need to confidently evaluate the safety and efficacy of new drug candidates,” said Brad O’Connor, CEO of Cogstate. We’re pleased to collaborate with them as they expand their CNS measurement capabilities and leverage digital technologies to deliver more precise cognitive assessments, ultimately helping researchers bring new treatments to patients in need.”

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