Clinical trial is a medical research study performed on humans to check the safety and efficacy of drugs, devices and therapeutic products before they are finally launched in the market. Proper management of clinical trials has become a priority for hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations (CRO).Clinical trial management system (CTMS) is a software solution for proper management, storage and analysis of drugs associated clinical data. CTMS is primarily employed to manage the large amount of data involved in a clinical trial including planning, preparation and reporting. CTMS also provides data to a business intelligence system. It provides a user-friendly infrastructure that enables clinicians to manage trials of varying complexity.
North America is a traditional clinical trial region. The percentage share of global clinical trials conducted in North America has reduced. This was due to regulatory and legal considerations, which shifted the clinical trial market from North America to developing countries such as India and China. Countries in Central and Eastern Europe provide abundant opportunities to life science companies for clinical development. Similarly, improved industry regulatory laws and patent expiration laws in various countries including Japan, China and India, have led to the expansion of the clinical trials market in Asia, which has lower cost of conducting clinical trials compared to Europe or the U.S.