Automated Quality Assurance for clinical scales
Reducing time and cost to remediate scales errors.
Manual quality assurance is slow, expensive, and non-scalable. With AQUA, we enable high quality data at up to 60%* of the cost of traditional providers.
Low quality puts trials at risk
Clinical trials in the CNS space face a myriad of challenges with 85% of Phase 2 and 3 trials failing. Successful interventions can be difficult to detect, in part due to insensitive scales and error-prone administration of scales.
Standard scales require extensive training to administer and score, and even minor errors can negatively impact trial outcomes. Manual quality control, while effective, comes at a steep cost in both time and resources. Until now, there has been no scalable, cost-effective solution to limit errors that could impact your trial’s outcomes.
Flexible data collection via Cambridge Cognition eCOA or a third party platform
Quality indicators are customizable according to sponsor’s study needs
Reviewable transcripts and audio are available with quality report
We partner with ratings training providers and CROs to enable timely remediation
The AQUA solution
Where automation meets precision
Introducing AQUA: Automated quality assurance for clinical scales.
Powered by Winterlight Labs’ innovative speech analysis platform, AQUA analyses the audio during the administration of CNS clinical scales. We detect deviations in administration and scoring to ensure that your data is both standardised and accurate and to ensure the high-quality data that maximizes your trial’s likelihood of success.
Up to 60% lower costs*
AQUA cuts the expense of quality review in half, allowing for higher ROI on your trials.
The AQUA platform is designed for seamless integration and scalability, perfect for trials of any size.
AQUA can be provided within Cambridge Cognition’s eCOA or packaged with your preferred eCOA provider
Quality indicators typically flagged manually by expert reviewers are now identified automatically, freeing valuable resources for other critical tasks.
How it works
How it works
Step one: Initiate recording
The rater starts the audio recording at the beginning of the session to capture all voices, including the participant, rater, and any additional speakers.
Step two: Transcribe & label
Speakers are identified, transcribed, and subsections within the scale are marked (example; “Word recall” and “Commands” for ADAS-Cog).
Step three: Quality check
Transcript and audio are scanned for scale-specific quality indicators, ensuring that prompts were read correctly, in the correct sequence, and that appropriate follow-ups were made.
Step four: Generate report
Produce a quality report for each scale, specifying the detected quality indicators and their locations within the assessment.
AQUA supports a range of scales
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Don’t let human errors and high costs derail your important work. Trust AQUA to safeguard your trials from both.
Contact us today to learn how AQUA can revolutionize your approach to CNS clinical trials.