The partnership sees the integration of AARDEX’s adherence analytics software with etectRx’s ingestible adherence sensor
Liege, Belgium (APRIL 28th, 2022) – Belgium-based AARDEX® Group, the leader in measuring and managing medication adherence in clinical trials today announced a strategic partnership with etectRx, Inc. This new collaboration combines etectRx’s ingestible event marker, the ID-Cap™ System, and AARDEX® Group’s MEMS® Adherence Software (MEMS AS®) to track medication-taking behaviors. Together, they provide a holistic, objective, and precise method to measure and manage adherence to solid form dose medications.
etectRx, Inc joins other partners as part of AARDEX® Group’s ever-growing, robust ecosystem of Medication Adherence Hardware. The FDA-cleared ID-Cap System features a capsule with an embedded ingestible wireless sensor, called the ID-Tag. When swallowed, the sensor transmits a low-power digital message from inside the stomach. Under the AARDEX® Group integration, the captured data can be transmitted to the MEMS AS®, software which harnesses proprietary algorithms to help sponsors understand patient dosing patterns. Healthcare teams can then use this information to risk-stratify patients, deliver targeted interventions, and boost medication adherence.
Since COVID-19 reshaped the research industry, there has been an uptick in the need for solutions that can allow sponsors to deliver trials remotely. In this scenario, where some or all in-person visits are off the table, poor medication adherence could present as an issue. Medication non-adherence leads to poor outcomes in routine care and can jeopardize the success of clinical research. The pharmaceutical industry needs data-driven solutions that will help patients remain adherent to their oral medications. This is particularly true in clinical trials, where the primary source of trial failure is an inability to demonstrate efficacy.
Bernard Vrijens, CEO & Scientific Lead, AARDEX, comments: “We are delighted to add etectRx to our growing, global medication adherence ecosystem. By linking our medication monitoring software to their ingestible sensors, we are adding a valuable partner to our global ecosystem of smart packages and devices to cover all routes of drug administration.
At AARDEX®, we believe improving healthcare outcomes is about team collaboration, which is why we have an active focus on partnering with industry leaders like etectRx.”
Eric Buffkin, President and CEO of etectRx adds: “etectRx recognizes the deep experience and expertise of the AARDEX team and their passion to improve medication adherence. The combination of our ID-Cap System feeding real-time, confirmed dosing information to AARDEX’s suite of adherence software will provide a powerful tool for biopharma and CRO’s.”
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