Admedus utilizing Medidata technology
The new technology will be used in the clinical development of Admedus' therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes (HSV-2).
"It is estimated that up to 20 million people worldwide are newly infected with HSV-2 each year," Admedus CEO Lee Rodne said. "Our potential therapeutic vaccine could have life-changing effects for these people and future generations. Admedus' study is currently progressing well, and we are expecting some interim results from our Phase II clinical trial later this year."
Using Medidata's technology, Rodne said, will result in "better trial speed and better data, both of which help enhance decision-making."
Medidata technology also will be used by Admedus staff for electronic data capture and management.
"We're excited to be working alongside such a forward-thinking organization as Admedus, especially as we expand into the clinical trial landscape in Australia," Takeru Yamamoto, Medidata's managing director of the Asia-Pacific region, said. "We share Admedus' mission of making a difference in the outcomes and quality of life for patients--both in Australia and around the globe--and are proud to power their research as they continue to develop innovative immunotherapies to help treat and prevent infectious diseases."