ClinTex Development Update — December 2021
The new year is almost upon us and it’s been quite a tumultuous end of the year in the crypto sphere.
Nevertheless here at ClinTex the work continues apace, we’ve been busy working on the core toolkit with progress on PDA coming along very well so far. In the background, our lead Optex Developer Ian Harrigan has been making steady headway and we’re aiming to have Optex at MVP stage in early Q1 2022. The team is still tweaking OEM’s features and listening to live feedback from the early testers while also beginning the bridge from Spotfire based visuals over to Optex. We’ve been taking everything we learned thus far and feeding this information over to the Optex development process which is enabling us to create a tool which will be truly fit for purpose and in the spirit of open source development, we believe will also be hugely beneficial for other projects that require a similar environment to process and visualize large data-sets.
New Team Members
Our new Trial Optimisation Manager, Matthew Buckley is working closely with the Clinical Data Analytics team to ensure that our CTi tool is streamlined around clinical trial process optimisation and using statistical analyses to be able to predict and prevent clinical trial issues and operational bottlenecks that can delay and impact quality of a clinical trial. Matthew graduated from Leeds University with a BEng in Process and Chemical Engineering and has been working since 2017 in clinical trials, most recently focussed on process optimisation and statistical process control. He will join the team on our upcoming AMA and we very much look forward to his input over the coming months in helping shape the CTI toolset.
Ian joins the team as the lead developer in our Optex initiative. He has previously worked in a contractual role supporting the NHS in building complex distributed back end systems and his experience and knowledge in the areas of programming and systems architecture design is second to none. Ian will initially focus on the Optex rollout with further tasks to follow once we have achieved this important milestone.
Over the past month, the CTi Data Layer has been finalized to support prediction of data quality issues. New visualisations have been developed from this Data Layer that allow clinical trial professionals to predict the impact of various clinical trial events on clinical data quality.
In summary, the following has been delivered in the most recent development sprint
• Cleansing and preparation of operational data relating to data quality
• Analysis of training and test datasets to derive predictive algorithms that drive data quality prediction
• MVP Development of the first set of visualisations to predict data quality query rate from Missing Data, Protocol Deviations and Data Entry Lags.
• Ongoing testing of visualizations
Further updates and a first look of the initial CTi-PDA visuals to follow in our next update…
Development on Optex has been racing ahead and our new addition to the team, Ian Harrigan has been rapidly hitting development milestones. We expect to show the community another alpha stage video over the coming weeks and believe our proposed target of MVP by Q1 2022 is very much achievable. Our first presentation to the DFINITY foundation was delivered on schedule at the beginning of December.
More Optex updates to follow later in the month and a further development update will be presented to the community in our January newsletter.
The team will be conducting our first video based Ask Me Anything interview this coming December 15th and we are actively inviting questions from the community. This will hopefully be the first in a regular series of AMA’s, giving ClinTex supporters the opportunity to get to know the team and ask us anything about the project that you’d like to know. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to ask us and you’d like to participate, head on over to our telegram group where you can find out more information on how to submit your question.
We are offering prizes in CTI tokens for the top 3 questions we receive so head on over to our TG channel and get involved!
Cut off date for question submissions is December 14th at 1800UTC and the AMA will be broadcast the next day on the 15th of December via our YouTube channel.
Happy Holidays from all at ClinTex!
We would like to take this brief opportunity to wish you all a very happy holiday season and an end to what has been another strange year, owing to the difficult situation the world currently faces. We at ClinTex believe that we can contribute an enormous amount to the Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical Industries and hopefully to help make real, beneficial changes for everyone.
Here’s hoping that 2022 finally sees humanity turn a corner with the on-going pandemic and that we can all emerge from this in good health and above all else, our thoughts go out to all those that have lost loved ones or suffered hardship during these most difficult of times.
We wish you all peace and prosperity in 2022 and hope you’ll continue to join us in our journey to bring the world better medicine, safer, faster, smarter and more efficiently.
Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year from all at ClinTex!
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