Therapeutic Expertise: Oncology

ONCOLOGY SOLUTIONS

MERIT is a global clinical trial imaging endpoint services provider focusing on oncology studies. Our team are experts in managing and evaluating radiological images. MERIT’s knowledgeable clinical trial readers are board-certified to assure high-quality, consistent data review and interpretation.

With MERIT, you benefit
from the following:

  • Comprehensive Imaging Services: We provide end-to-end central oncology imaging services from acquisition and upload, to storage, QC review, blinded independent review, and data export.
  • Single System: Unlike others that depend on separate applications, our proprietary software, EXCELSIOR™, delivers automation in a single system for all image and workflow management that supports lesion segmentation with the corresponding response criteria such as RECIST1.1.
  • Collaborative Partnership: We prioritize a collaborative, partnership-driven approach for all projects with scalable solutions and personalized attention. We adapt quickly to meet your needs. If you’re looking for an oncology imaging services provider that will value your partnership and make your study a priority, consider MERIT.

We provide the same meticulous attention to detail for your clinical trial workflow whether you’re a biotech sponsor just launching your pipeline, or you’re an established pharmaceutical sponsor. Our refined and standardized processes from our global ophthalmology experience support efficiencies in our services across therapeutic areas. This often positively reduces overall costs and shortens timelines for our sponsors and partners.

ONCOLOGY SERVICES

IMAGING SERVICES:

  • Protocol Design & Consultation
  • Site Training & Certification
  • Image Acquisition & Upload
  • Image Read & Adjudication
  • Image Site Management
  • Study Management
  • Quality Assurance

MERIT’S READER SERVICES

Expertise

Expert Readers for Clinical Trials
Our readers are board-certified radiologists experienced in performing radiology assessments for clinical trials in a variety of indications.

Training

Response Criteria & Indication
Our readers are trained in response criteria, measurement requirements, and software functionality.

Customization

Custom Service Offerings
All readers will be trained for study-specific reading considerations according to each study charter and sponsor requirements.

COLLECT AND HOLD SERVICE

MERIT provides imaging endpoint services in support of Phase I-IV clinical trials for innovative chemotherapies and immunotherapies in a variety of solid and liquid tumors. We have the flexibility and responsiveness to easily add modular services based on your trial needs. Our Collect and Hold service supports early-phase study image collection, quality control, cataloging, and storage in preparation for a potential read. This process can positively reduce start-up time for your projects. As your project progresses, MERIT can support additional capabilities including randomized reader and adjudication services. Contact us today to learn more about our Collect and Hold service.

ONCOLOGY EXPERTISE

MERIT provides added value to complex clinical trial projects through personalized service, deep scientific expertise, and exceptional quality. Our team includes:

Tenured
project
managers
Dedicated
imaging
specialists
Meticulous
quality assurance
staff
Expert data
managers and data
quality evaluators
Adept
software
developers

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in the imaging endpoint process standards of clinical trials. MERIT’s Quality Assurance team continuously monitors and maintains quality, providing crucial regulatory support through detailed SOPs and QA documentation. All MERIT staff are trained in GxP, human subject data protections, and GDPR readiness.

LEVERAGING OUR GLOBAL EXPERIENCE*

*Based on ophthalmology clinical trials

IMAGING SOFTWARE

EXCELSIOR is the only integrated, market-leading platform designed for managing clinical trials that offers a clear advantage across image management, the read process, and response outcome reporting. Our all-in-one platform supports clinical trial management experts, site technicians, and readers, providing end-to-end processes with clean, complete, and accurate data to meet any clinical trial needs.

LESION REPORTING PROCESS

EXCELSIOR enables viewing DICOM images in split screen across study timepoints to measure and compare lesions qualitatively and quantitatively.

EXCELSIOR image viewer interactively records measurements, qualitative assessments, and anatomical location to generate calculated outcome/responses, comparing values across timepoints.

KEY EXCELSIOR FEATURES

EXCELSIOR is a time-saving and validated image analysis platform. Our software platform offers many features that help support the read process to minimize the risk of bias and to provide accurate and robust endpoint data for your clinical trial.

  • Efficient and accurate image analysis platform
    • Interactive and semi-automated response criteria reading form supports efficient reader workflow
    • EXCELSIOR automatically generates lesion outcomes and overall timepoint responses, allowing quick and easy image interpretation, lesion selection, and lesion measurement
    • EXCELSIOR solves the problems commonly associated with issues during data synchronization through reading criteria modifications and customized workflows
  • Ability to configure and optimize study workflows with the corresponding response criteria
  • Minimizes the risk of bias assessment through:
    • Independent blinded review between readers and adjudicators
    • Equally automated and randomized distribution of cases to readers
    • Support of locked sequential timepoint image presentation
  • Streamlined platform to manage subjects and data
    • Integrated error alerts and edit checks allow errors to be quickly flagged and corrected

Accurate analysis and proven solutions with MERIT.

A successful multi-center trial requires intrinsic understanding of various imaging techniques, developing meaningful outcome correlations, and formulating computational methodologies. Our insightful experts help guide your selection of the right biomarkers that accurately reflect the characteristics of disease progression and treatment effects.

 

Some companies tend to overpromise and underdeliver, which puts your study success at risk. If you’re looking for an oncology services provider that will value your partnership and make your study a priority, consider MERIT.

Solution Guide

MERIT Oncology Imaging Solutions Guide

Oncology Areas of Focus

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YOUR PROJECT

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