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Cytel ushers in new era of optimized clinical trial design with launch of Solara™

October 6, 2020

Waltham, MA, October 6, 2020 – Cytel Inc. has launched SolaraTM, a collaborative decision-support platform that revolutionizes the identification of optimal clinical trial designs for greater business results for biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

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Cytel expands unique trial for early COVID-19 treatments in Global South

September 21, 2020

Two South Africa sites added to TOGETHER platform trials for the outpatient treatment of high-risk adults infected with SARS-CoV-2

Cytel Inc. has significantly widened the geographical scope of the TOGETHER trial, a unique study to identify early COVID-19 interventions in underserved low- and middle-income country (LMIC) populations. The trial, supported with seed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is one of the very few studies investigating therapies at the earliest stages of COVID-19 infection, and is the only trial to explore early interventions in the Global South. The expansion consists of two new sites in South Africa to complement the study sites actively recruiting in Brazil and the United States. By leveraging its expertise in such complex trial designs, Cytel’s Global Health team is making a lasting contribution to local trial infrastructure to support future clinical investigation in these vulnerable populations.

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Cytel acquires Laiya Consulting

September 3, 2020

Cytel Inc. has announced the acquisition of Laiya Consulting, a drug development solutions company specializing in Bayesian adaptive trial designs and implementation. The acquisition further builds Cytel’s dedicated team of Bayesian experts to include several new and highly esteemed biostatisticians led by renowned Bayesian design specialist Dr. Yuan Ji, who also jointly holds an appointment as Professor of Biostastistics at the University of Chicago. The deal follows the recent release of Cytel’s East Alloy platform for easy access to verified Bayesian tools, and marks the latest step in Cytel’s commitment to broadening industry access to the most innovative clinical trial design methods.

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Cytel to hold Complex Innovative Trial Design Symposium

October 17, 2019

Cytel Inc., the leading global provider of innovative analytical software and consulting services to the life sciences industry, has announced that the Complex Innovative Trial Design Symposium and East® Training will take place November 6–7 at Alexion’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will bring together industry-leading experts to discuss innovative solutions to pressing challenges including rare disease clinical trials.

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Cytel launches East On Demand bringing adaptive clinical trial design capabilities to wider biopharma audience

July 26, 2019

Cytel Inc., the leading global provider of analytical solutions to the life sciences industry, today announced that it will launch East On Demand at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2019 (July 27 – August 1, Denver, Colorado). Offered via the cloud and licensed through subscriptions, East On Demand provides statisticians with more flexible access to East, the industry standard software package for the effective design of adaptive and innovative clinical trials.

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Cytel Names Joshua Schultz as Chief Executive Officer

January 7, 2019

Cytel announced the appointment of Joshua Schultz as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 7th, 2019. He succeeds Joseph Avellone, who acted as Cytel’s interim CEO from March 2018 and will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Schultz is an accomplished leader with a 20-year track record of success in life sciences and clinical research organizations. He joins Cytel from PAREXEL, where he most recently served as an Officer of the company and Senior Vice President for its Access business unit.  

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Cytel Transforms Biopharmaceutical Go/No-Go Decision-Making with OK GO Software

January 1, 2019

Cytel announced the launch of OK GO, the first commercially available software to underpin quantitative go/no-go decision-making frameworks in clinical trials.  The innovative product helps sponsors make faster, more robust decisions about their products to improve their R&D productivity.  OK GO is the commercial release of custom software originally developed as a collaboration between AstraZeneca and Cytel scientists to enhance the established decision-making framework in AstraZeneca’s early clinical development group.

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Cytel Wins Best CRO- Specialist Provider at 2018 Scrip Awards

December 17, 2018

Cytel has won Best Contract Research Organization( CRO) – Specialist Providers at the 2018 Scrip Awards. The accolade was presented to Cytel at an awards ceremony in London on 28th November 2018. The Scrip Awards acknowledge the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry’s highest achievers across the value chain. The Best Contract Research Organization – Specialist Providers category highlights the critical role that CROs play in drug development, and particularly commends quality of service and strength of customer relationships. Cytel was selected as the winner by an independent panel of senior industry experts.

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