ABPM monitor provides 24-hour tracking of patient’s blood pressure throughout study
Morrisville, NC (12/11/13) – The SunTech Medical Oscar 2 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) system has been selected by PRA (Raleigh, N.C.) for use in a Phase I clinical study. The study will investigate the inhibition of degenerative mechanisms to provide improved neuroprotection for those with Alzheimer’s disease.
SunTech Medical and PRA have signed a seven-month lease agreement for 23 Oscar 2 ABPM systems to be used in the study, taking place at the PRA research facility in Lenexa, KS. One of the many applications for ABPM is 24-hour monitoring and management of cardiac activity during drug therapy in pharmaceutical research trials. ABPM allows researchers to obtain a comprehensive picture of the effects of the medication on a patient’s daily blood pressure levels.
The Oscar 2 ABPM system provides reliable measurement and recording of 24-hour blood pressure data. It was the first ambulatory blood pressure monitor to achieve independent validation by both the BHS and ESH protocols for testing the accuracy of ambulatory blood pressure monitors. The patented Orbit™ blood pressure cuff uses a form-fitting sleeve to prevent slippage while patients carry out daily tasks, leading to more reliable data. AccuWin Pro™ v3 software provides practical, automated and flexible analysis, interpretation and reporting of 24-hour blood pressure data.
For more information on SunTech Medical’s full line of clinical-grade non-invasive blood pressure products and technologies, call 1.800.421.8626 or visit www.suntechmed.com.
SunTech Medical, a Halma company, has been the preeminent supplier of clinical grade blood pressure monitoring products and technologies for more than 25 years. Over 75 companies trust SunTech Medical's OEM non-invasive blood pressure solutions for their patient monitoring needs. SunTech Medical produces the leading cardiac stress test blood pressure monitor and is the world's foremost manufacturer of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring products. SunTech Medical also offers solutions for in-office blood pressure monitoring as well as a complete line of blood pressure cuffs designed for general and specific applications.
One of the world’s largest CROs, PRA is transforming clinical trials through its people, innovation and operational transparency. PRA’s 10,000+ employees operate in more than 80 countries, delivering a broad spectrum of full-service and Embedded clinical trial solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.
PRA's Early Development Services group is committed to the highest standards of clinical excellence and scientific expertise. They operate state-of-the-art facilities in The Netherlands and North America as well as an innovative patient pharmacology model in Central and Eastern Europe providing the pharmaceutical and biotech industries with the unique scientific environment required for complex compound development and testing. In addition, PRA’s harmonized laboratory facilities in The Netherlands and the US are situated close to the clinical facilities and are configured to fully support all clinical study requirements.
Over the last 30+ years, PRA has established a reputation for specialized expertise and success in a variety of compounds, ranging from niche treatments and therapies to blockbuster drugs. PRA’s forward-thinking approach to clinical research innovation, customized recruitment strategies and technological advances continues to make a difference to healthcare patients around the world.