VitalTrax — the clinical software platform that connects patients to clinical trials — just hit another major milestone. On Wednesday, the startup announced that its clinical trial network Wing is now on the market.
The network, the company’s first commercial product, includes a mobile app and online platform for listing trials and also recruiting and enrolling patients. Because the product makes health care more consumer friendly, it’s been dubbed the “OpenTable of clinical trials.”
VitalTrax’s development comes just months after it became the first company to tap into Philadelphia’s $6 million digital health funding initiative between Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and Independence Blue Cross. VitalTrax, also a member of the University City Science Center’s ic@3401 community, nabbed $150,000 in seed funding from the initiative that isn’t even a year old.
What’s special about the startup is that it’s tackling the bureaucracy that often comes with signing patients up for clinical trials. The process is still manual in some cases and the difficulties can lead to low patient enrollment and engagement. Other innovation in the space has focused on the patient payment process or even helping patients travel to clinical trial sites.
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