September 1, 2016


CMIC HOLDINGS is using goBalto’s flagship product, Activate, for multi-country studies being conducted in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. CMIC HOLDINGS is benefiting from Activate’s robust library of country-specific workflows and management-based approach to site activation.
Activate allows CMIC HOLDINGS to track country and site milestones, streamlining the study startup process by ensuring clinical operations has real-time status updates, and ensuring efficiency gains by eliminating “hidden” communications created by relying on email and manual spreadsheets.
Kazuo Nakamura, Chairman & CEO, at CMIC HOLDINGS stated, “Activate allows us to minimize risk in starting clinical trials and ensure compliance. Activate’s workflows standardize processes and guide our clinical operations teams to complete and track specific documents and tasks for any site, country, or study based on regulatory requirements and our company’s standard operating procedures (SOPs).”
Peyni Chan, Managing Executive Director of CMIC Asia-Pacific, said “leveraging these established submission dossier packages and workflows in various countries will provide higher accuracy and completeness. Working on the same platform by different teams located in the region will make the work processes more efficient and effective, also helping us centrally manage the start-up activities.”
“Activate allows the project management team at CMIC HOLDINGS to drive discussions and decision-making on bottlenecks impacting site activation. Significantly, time is not wasted charting data and compiling status updates, a practice that is typical with older methods, such as Excel,” said Jae Chung, goBalto’s founder and president. “The adoption of Activate at CMIC HOLDINGS further bolsters our international expansion and growth in the number of global clinical trials utilizing our industry first end-to-end study startup platform to accelerate clinical trials and speed therapies to patients in need.”

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