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Published On: 10/19/2017
Intercept (ICPT) Extends Strategic Partnership with TARGET PharmaSolutions for TARGET-NASH
CHAPEL HILL, NC – (October 13, 2017) – TARGET PharmaSolutions, Inc., a real-world clinical data company, is pleased to announce that Intercept has extended its strategic partnership for TARGET-NASH to a multi-year agreement.
TARGET-NASH is a longitudinal observational study that evaluates patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). TARGET-NASH is collecting retrospective and prospective data on its enrolled patients and is developing a biorepository which its stakeholders can access for translational studies (including those of genomics and biomarkers). To date, TARGET-NASH has enrolled 2,364 patients at 55 sites. There have been multiple presentations on TARGET-NASH at leading academic conferences and a methodology publication is currently in press. TARGET-NASH plans to enroll up to 15,000 patients over the coming years. TARGET-NASH is led by an academic steering committee chaired by Drs. Arun Sanyal, MD (Virginia Commonwealth University); Ken Cusi, MD (University of Florida), and Brent Tetri (St. Louis University).
Meg Powell, CEO of TARGET PharmaSolutions, stated “We are pleased to extend our partnership with Intercept for TARGET-NASH. We are developing valuable real-world data and insight on the NASH patient population. Our industry partners are benefitting from their participation in TARGET-NASH as each company works to enhance its understanding of this increasingly prevalent disease and to progress its NASH development program. We are excited to have the opportunity to assist our industry partners in these critical efforts.”
TARGET PharmaSolutions provides insights and actions to improve clinical, medical, and commercial outcomes throughout the pharmaceutical development and commercialization process. The TARGET model organizes a community of stakeholders, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, key opinion leaders, regulatory agencies, and patient advocacy groups, around a specific disease to generate real world evidence about the natural history of the given disease, current treatment paradigm, and patient outcomes. This model enables TARGET’s stakeholders to answer critical strategic and planning questions and to prepare for regulatory and payer requests. The TARGET model also provides access to a biorepository linked to validated clinical outcomes, including patient reported outcomes (PROs).
TARGET PharmaSolutions was formed in February, 2015 and has four disease communities: TARGET-NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), TARGET-PBC (primary biliary cholangitis), TARGET-HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma), and TARGET-IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). The TARGET model is based on the success of HCV-TARGET, a case study in Hepatitis C. Formed in 2011 by Drs. Michael Fried, MD (University of North Carolina) and David Nelson, MD (University of Florida), HCV-TARGET has enrolled over 11,000 patients and has generated data that has been used by physicians, payers, and regulatory agencies around the world.
About Target RWE
Headquartered in Durham, NC, Target RWE is an innovative health evidence solutions company generating real-world evidence (RWE) and delivering regulatory-grade data to partners to advance clinical, medical, and commercial outcomes as well as to improve patient health guidelines and quality of care.
Target RWE has developed a turnkey health evidence solution which rapidly aggregates real-world data (RWD) from a large network of participating sites (academic and community) across the United States, Europe and other non-U.S. locations. Target RWE’s datasets are aggregated from various data sources including registries, electronic medical records, patient outcomes measures, biospecimen analyses, and claims databases. Whether partners need consulting services, datasets, support for custom solutions or access to a large biorepository of disease agnostic patient samples, Target RWE strives to be the preferred choice.
For more information, visit www.targetrwe.com.
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