The Move to Digitally-based Clinical Trials Heats up Competition & M&A as WCG Buys Trifecta: What’s a Pharma Buyer to Do?

The Move to Digitally-based Clinical Trials Heats up Competition & M&A as WCG Buys Trifecta What’s a Pharma Buyer to Do

WCG continues its expansion into technology-enabled clinical trial solutions by picking up digital GcP training and collaboration platform Trifecta, including its communications platform known as InvestigatorSpace® to facilitate and support virtual training programs and safety documentation services. WCG is in a race against other vendors, most notably Advarra, which just acquired a Trifecta nascent competitor called Longboat. In a tit for tat, both WCG and Advarra increasingly offer end-to-end clinical trials services and technology placing them directly in competition with major “eClinical” vendors such as Veeva, Medidata (Dassault) and Oracle, not to mention contract research organization (CRO) platforms, among others to support sponsors (biotech, pharma) as the entire clinical research enterprise moves to a more permanent and serious digital reality. Industry sponsors that do a superior job, digitally, of seamlessly connecting trial site organizations, sponsors and CROs, as well as patients, across the clinical trials ecosystem will reap enormous economic benefit in the years to come. As mentioned, this latest acquisition is actually part of an intense indu...

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