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LabCorp and Covance Connect Sponsors with Patients Virtually with an Expanded Suite of Decentralized Trial Solutions

December 30, 2019

*Recent announcement from LabCorp and Covance. LabCorp is an investor and strategic partner of MC10*

BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2019-- LabCorp® (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, today unveiled its latest solution for decentralized clinical trials from Covance to help transform the conduct of hybrid and virtual trials.

Covance’s cohesive hybrid and virtual clinical trials solution integrates unique capabilities from across Covance and LabCorp, redefining the patient experience to increase participation. It provides a patient-centric ecosystem of conveniently located resources such as LabCorp’s U.S.-based Patient Service Centers (PSC), including LabCorp at Walgreens locations, global partnerships with reputable retail pharmacies, as well as home health phlebotomy and nursing service providers, all connected by a best-in-class technology platform.

This decentralized clinical trials offering is underpinned by highly diverse, global data that enables faster identification of potential candidates for a trial. The solution seamlessly integrates Covance central laboratories, LabCorp specialty diagnostic laboratories, direct-to-patient market access call centers, and a suite of technology solutions to bring the trial closer to the patient, and streamline trial execution.

“Covance has long since established itself as a leader in the virtual clinical trial space, with years of experience in decentralized trials,” said Bill Hanlon, Ph.D., president, Enterprise Solutions, Covance. “Our latest solution includes customized recruitment strategies, a global ecosystem of decentralized and patient-centric site visit alternatives, and novel ways to visualize trial data. We believe this solution will disrupt current approaches to expand patient access to studies, provide an improved patient experience, and accelerate timelines for clinical development.”

The Covance decentralized trials offering is powered by a suite of integrated, modular, and highly configurable technology solutions that can be customized to deliver any conforming study protocol. The technology platform supports end-to-end delivery of hybrid and virtual clinical trials by enabling data interoperability and seamless data collection. The platform also can integrate connected devices, wearables and other mobile health, also known as mHealth, technologies to capture primary and secondary endpoint data across multiple indications and connect patients, investigators and decentralized sites.

“We have re-imagined decentralized trials with our broad and unique collection of assets, including real-world data, access to a large patient population, a U.S.-based Patient Service Center network, and global logistics and supply chain expertise,” said Bola Oyegunwa, Ph.D., head of Virtual and Hybrid Trials, Covance. “The unique combination of Covance capabilities and data streams, augmented by proprietary LabCorp infrastructure and data assets, plus our widening network of relationships that optimize clinical trials, delivers a more convenient patient experience, overcoming traditional recruitment barriers. This unique combination gives us the ability to partner with clients in a way that works for them to bring their products to market faster, ranging from full-service clinical engagements to functional service provider relationships.”

To learn more about Covance virtual trials, visit:

About LabCorp

LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster, and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported revenue of more than $11 billion in 2018.

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