Advancing Clinical Research in Korea

Leading Korean Academic Institute adopts Medidata Rave® as its enterprise EDC solution for greater trial speed and operational efficiency.

Medidata, the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, and leading South Korean medical research site Chonbuk National University Hospital Global Center of Excellence in Early Clinical Trials (CUH Global Center), has announced that the Medidata Clinical Cloud® platform is powering CUH Global Center’s clinical trials. The research site is leveraging Medidata’s globally-validated technology to speed study implementation and improve data quality across its early-phase drug development program.

“South Korea is poised to be a major emerging clinical trials market in Asia, both on a global and regional scale—yet most trials in Korea are still conducted with paper or small, proprietary computer systems, especially in hospitals,” said Tae Sun Park, director of CUH Global Center. “To be a top medical institute in Korea, it’s imperative that we stay at the forefront of innovation in our industry to ensure the development of high-quality therapies for those in need. Medidata’s cutting-edge technology has been proven in trials around the world—of all sizes and for all phases and therapy areas—and we look forward to maximizing our trial efficiencies, ultimately helping to accelerate the delivery of innovative new medicines to patients.”

A key academic and medical institution in Korea for over 100 years, Chonbuk National University Hospital’s CUH Global Center was established to support early-stage clinical research initiatives. The research facility was authorized as a center for clinical trials in 1997 by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, named an official regional clinical trials center by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2006, and was appointed as a Global Center of Excellence in Early Clinical Trials in November 2012 by Korea National Enterprise for Clinical Trials. To further top-line, globally standardized clinical development programs, as well as to bring operational efficiency and greater speed and quality to its trials, CUH Global Center selected Medidata’s electronic data capture (EDC) and management system (Medidata Rave®) as its enterprise EDC solution across its entire portfolio of early-phase clinical studies.

“As we continue to expand into Asia’s growing clinical trial landscape, we’re pleased to be collaborating with the highly reputable Chonbuk National University Hospital in Korea,” said Takeru Yamamoto, managing director of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region at Medidata. “Our market-leading cloud technology is transforming the way the industry develops new therapies, and we look forward to enhancing CUH Global Center’s clinical services to drive better medical innovation in Korea, across Asia and around the globe.”