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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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Global COVID-19 Clinical Trial Tracker Launched by Cytel

April 10, 2020

Global COVID-19 Clinical Trial Tracker

Cytel Inc. has launched an open-access global COVID-19 Clinical Trial Tracker to help facilitate greater collaboration between researchers, policymakers, clinicians, journalists, philanthropists, and other critical stakeholders who need to understand the complex dynamics of the global response to finding a solution to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Cytel joins NEWDIGS Initiative at MIT as a Strategic Partner

April 7, 2020

Collaboration to accelerate new clinical trial technologies and techniques for disease-focused RWE production

Clinical trial biostatistics and advanced data analytics leader Cytel Inc. joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Biomedical Innovation’s New Drug Development Paradigms (NEWDIGS) initiative as a strategic partner.

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Cytel champions precision oncology master protocol trial designs

March 12, 2020

Waltham MA, March 04, 2020 — A new paper authored by statistical experts at Cytel has been published in the world-renowned journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The open-access paper, titled ‘An Overview of Precision Oncology Basket and Umbrella Trials for Clinicians,’ provides a valuable resource for increasing master protocol trial literacy among the many clinicians and researchers who may not be familiar with these innovative trial types. Such trials offer considerable potential value in more rapidly bringing new oncology therapeutics to patients. However, there is a critical need for improved understanding in order to optimize their use. To further address this need, Jay Park, Director at Cytel and lead author on the article, will host a free 60-minute webinar on March 19, to expand on the contents of the article, discussing the unique features of umbrella and basket trials and outlining the key considerations for their successful design and implementation.

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Cytel acquires MTEK Sciences, further expanding its advanced Real World Analytics capabilities

November 5, 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark ISPOR Europe 2019 November 05 2019Cytel Inc. (“Cytel” or the “Company”), the leading provider of innovative analytical software and consulting services to the biopharmaceutical sector, and a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, today announced that it has acquired MTEK Sciences (“MTEK”) to further expand its advanced real-world analytics (RWA) capabilities.

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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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