The State of Cardiac Safety / ECG in Clinical Trials -

Q4, 2011 

The cardiac safety and electrocardiography (ECG) services market is one of the most interesting we have evaluated. The combination of well-established, fit-for-purpose cardiac safety providers and multi-service CROs offering those services makes for a dynamic marketplace. As one of the few frontiers where specialized service providers can effectively compete with the global, full service CROs, it is very important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these providers and understand which services are going to needed in the near future. 

What Readers Will Learn 

Sponsors – Cardiac safety services are not an everyday occurrence in clinical trials, therefore your organization may not have had the opportunity to “try out” as many providers as you would like. This research provides you with a head-start in determining which service providers perform well and those that perform not-so-well in the areas you need the most assistance. 

Service providers – You’ll gain a better understanding of the current market for cardiac safety services, including how sponsors select providers and an assessment of your services as they are perceived by your customers. 

Major Report Sections: 

1.  High-level takeaways and implications for sponsor organizations
2.  High-level takeaways and implications for service providers
3.  Market Dynamics
4.  Service Provider Selection

Service Providers Profiled:

  • Biomedical Systems   
  • Cardioanalytics   
  • Cardiocore   
  • Carefusion   
  • CoreLab   
  • Covance   
  • ERT   
  • iCardiogram   
  • ICON   
  • Integrium   
  • Mortara   
  • PAREXEL   
  • PPD   
  • Quintiles   
  • SGS    

Attributes Measured:  

  • Medical Director Quality   
  • Quality Readings   
  • On-time Delivery   
  • Low Cost   
  • Project Management Quality   
  • Integration with Clinical   
  • Technology / Equipment