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Virtual PV exhibits at inaugural MCT-Congress and DIA EuroMeeting 2014

In March, Virtual PV joined partners BaseCon at the DIA EuroMeeting 2014 in Vienna, Austria, to exhibit our novel Adverse Event Reporting App. The week before Virtual PV participated (see photos below) in the inaugural MCT-Congress that was held in

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Virtual PV at DIA EuroMeeting 2014

We are pleased to announce that Virtual PV will be joining our Partners, BaseCon A/S, on their stand at the DIA EuroMeeting 2014 in Vienna 25–27 March, 2014. Please come to meet us to discuss our ideas, products and services

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Launch of Adverse Event Reporting App

Virtual PV aims to launch its validated mobile app for iPhone and iPad at the 2014 DIA EuroMeeting in Vienna but a pre-release ‘white-paper’, including screen-grabs for the App, is available here. The App is aimed particularly at Marketing Authorisation

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Mobile Apps − A Regulatory Perspective

On 14 June 2013, Phil Tregunno of the MHRA presented at our seminar on apps in pharmaceutical development on the subject of ‘Mobile Apps − A Regulatory Perspective’. Phil first introduced the role and organisation of the MHRA in regulating

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Apps and the business process model

On 14 June 2013, Martyn Ould presented at our seminar on apps in pharmaceutical R&D on the subject of apps and the business process model. Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Martyn began by telling us of

Posted in Design, Events, Requirements Engineering, Software Development, Systems Thinking, Technology

Security and reliability issues in app development

On 14 June 2013, David Perrin presented at our seminar on apps in pharmaceutical development on the subject of app security and reliability. David’s talk compared the general security of the four major mobile platforms, of which iOS devices are

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Report on Apps in Pharmaceutical Development Seminar

On 14 June 2013, Virtual PV hosted a seminar on Apps in Pharmaceutical R&D at the St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge UK .  Delegate responses to our meeting feedback question, ‘How useful did you find the seminar’, included comments such

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Information Security and Medical Devices

During August 2012, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report recommending that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) develop and implement a plan expanding its focus on information security risks. For example, medical devices increasingly have

Posted in Design, Patient Safety, Security, Software Development, Technology, Validation

Requirements vs Specifications

One of the areas of confusion within industry, including the IT Industry itself, concerns the difference between ‘user requirements specifications’, ‘functional specifications’, ‘functional requirements’, etc., when developing computer systems.  The confusion commonly stems from both a lack of standardisation of

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Systems Thinking and Patient Safety

Steve recently came across this interesting publication on the application of systems thinking to patient safety (while recognising that different people can have different interpretations of the concept of ‘systems thinking’): Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume

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