Clinical Research Service
We use innovation to accelerate paediatric clinical trials through an integrated participant support and clinical trial management system.
According to the FDA, 25-40% of paediatric clinical trials fail to establish data to determine the safety and effectiveness of the study intervention. This leads to off-label or unlicensed paediatric prescriptions - reported to be as high as 79% and 35% respectively. Trial failure is in part explained by the inherent complexities of running a paediatric clinical trial - including challenges in recruitment, adherence to trial protocol and retention of participants.
$1200 - average cost of a failed recruitment
20% of patients withdraw from clinical trials
50% adherence to prescribed medication
80% of clinical trials are delayed
$8M lost in revenue each day a trial is delayed
Little Journey is a clinical trial eSupport and management platform designed to support participants and enable research sites/organisations to effectively manage trials. It comprises a participant-facing smartphone app and accompanying web portal accessed by staff.
The Little Journey smartphone app provides accessible, multi-faceted support for both child and caregiver end-to-end - from screening through to trial completion.
The Little Journey Clinical Trial web-portal, accessed by research staff and CROs, enables teams to collaborate in configuring app content relevant to each site and to monitor trial progress.
- Paediatric Surgery
- Paediatric COVID-19 Swab
- Paediatric Phlebotomy
- Paediatric Endoscopy
- Paediatric Clinical Trials
- Paediatric MRI Scans
- Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
Improved Patient Recruitment
We provide each hosptial participating in the trial with Little Journey. This facilitates pre-recruitment engagament and allows for easy information delivery to patients eligible to participate in the trial.
Enhanced Medication Adherence
A gamified medication monitor gently encourages children in taking their medication, supporting routines at home through nudges and notifications.
Better Patient Experience
Little Journey improves participant engagement and satisfaction by supporting families via an end-to-end, customised digital clinical research trial platform.
Expedited Trial Delivery
Streamlined communications between research staff and trial participants, easy tracking of trial progress, and nudge notifications sent via the app ensure patients and staff are informed and working together to progress through the trial.
Positive experiences and trial engagement leads to improved participant retention. Furthermore, through a back-end tracking system, research site staff can identify and help families that are struggling on the trial.
Effective Data Capture
Information on each participant’s site interactions and trial progress, plus overall trial oversight though in-app and behaviour data collection.