Upgraded spirometer facilitates improved handling for patients and site personnel
PHILADELPHIA — April 15, 2021 — ERT, the global leader in clinical endpoint data collection, today announced new features and functionality for their industry-leading MasterScopeTM Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) platform, which enables greater safety and ease of use for both patients and test administrators, as well as the collection of higher quality data. Through a very precise, disposable, and pre-calibrated Pneumotach sensor, the same sensor used in the ERT SpiroSphere, MasterScope no longer requires time-consuming daily calibration, and enables more flexibility and distance between operator and patient, utilizing wireless, secure, Bluetooth technology.
Managing various devices while following a complex clinical trial protocol makes it challenging for site personnel to focus on patient safety and data quality. Wireless spirometry technology relieves some of this burden. With this latest enhancement to the MasterScope platform, ERT demonstrates its strong commitment to patient and customer-centricity, enabling studies to stay on track during the pandemic and beyond.
“Concerns about increased demand for hygiene and distancing are still very real amid this continuing global pandemic. Our responsibility is to make the patient and operator experience at clinical trial sites as safe and comfortable as possible,” said Achim Schülke, Executive Vice President, ERT Respiratory Solutions. “And by using the same sensor in both the MasterScope and SpiroSphere, we are providing a harmonized, streamlined experience to our customers.”
ERT’s MasterScope is a leading solution platform in respiratory clinical trials, and has played a key role in the success of many respiratory drug approvals. MasterScope’s highly intuitive, multi-language user interface, study specific quality control procedures, customized protocol workflows, and other smart features such as the unique biometric user identification (21 CFR Part 11 compliant), make it the preferred choice for studies using Spirometry, ECG, FeNO, Oscillometry, and more. With multi-protocol support and the device reuse options, MasterScope also minimizes equipment costs and logistics, speeds trial start-up, and eases investigative site burden.
For more information on ERT’s MasterScope solution visit ert.com/respiratory.
ERT (eResearch Technology) is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that its customers can move ahead with confidence. With nearly 50 years of clinical and therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a vision for what’s next, so it can adapt without compromising standards.
Powered by the company’s EXPERT® technology platform, ERT’s solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization, increase patient engagement and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. In 2019, 75% of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Pharma companies, biotechs, and CROs have relied on ERT solutions across 16,000 studies, spanning more than five million patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to patients quickly ─ and with confidence.
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