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Tools4Patient Selected as Finalist in 2019 Clinical Trials Innovations Challenge

September 16, 2019

Tools4Patient’s Placebell©™ technology has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Clinical Trials Innovation Challenge sponsored by IQVIA, Lundbeck, and LEO Innovation Lab.


“Sensory Profiles and stratification of neuropathic pain patients based on the neuropathic pain symptom inventory (NPSI)” presented at the 2019 European Pain Federation EFIC Conference.

September 9, 2019

This study aimed to identify specific sensory phenotypes of peripheral neuropathic pain patients that could predict treatment response based on pain symptoms assessed by the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI).


Pain and Migraine Therapeutics Summit

US’s premier pain conference covering the field of pain research and therapeutics.

Date: Sept. 23 – 24, 2019
Location: Washington DC, USA


Ophthalmology Innovation Summit 2019

The Flagship Ophthalmology Innovation Summit unites over 1,200 Corporate, Clinical and Capital leaders to collaborate on the development and commercialization of innovative drugs, devices and diagnostics to address unmet vision disorders.

Date: Oct 10 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA


CNS Summit 2019

CNS Summit is a platform for change and a community passionate about shaping the future, with a focus on collaboration, innovation, and technology.

Date: Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2019
Location: Boca Raton, FL, USA


Tools4Patient Introduces New Brand and Website

September 3, 2019

Tools4Patient is committed to our mission of developing predictive tools to optimize the evaluation of clinical-stage drugs. Along with our recent launch of Placebell©™ – a predictive algorithm focused on the placebo response – and our recent fundraising to support commercialization of Placebell©™ and further R&D, T4P is entering a new phase as a company.

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The Case Against Excluding High Placebo Responders from Clinical Trials

March 10, 2019

Drug developers have been struggling with the placebo response for decades, as a strong placebo effect diminishes the ability to distinguish pharmacologic treatment efficacy of an experimental drug.

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Patient-Centricity at the Heart of Innovation

February 22, 2019

Tools4Patient was founded with the goal of developing innovative, sophisticated tools to optimize clinical trial design and data analysis, with the ultimate objective of providing safer and more efficacious treatments for patients.

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Predicting The Placebo Response In Chronic Pain Patients

October 15, 2018

There is substantial scientific literature describing the placebo response in pain, including characterizing the magnitude and duration of placebo response in randomized clinical trials.

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Identification Of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Sensory Phenotypes Based On Specific Combinations Of Symptoms Identified With The NPSI (Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory)

One way to better personalized the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) would be to identify specific sensory phenotypes of patients responding to different classes of drugs. Recent results have suggested that quantitative sensory testing (QST) could be useful, but these psychopysical methods are expensive and time consuming. Here we tested whether sensory phenotyping could

Leveraging Historical Data For High-dimensional Covariate-adaptive Randomization, A Machine Learning Approach.

here is a continuous growth in data collected in clinical trials. Many of those patient’s characteristics are potential confounding factors. Ideally, these factors should be accounted for in the randomization process to balance study arms and reduce the variability of the estimated treatment effect.

Correcting For The Individual Patient Regression To The Mean Effect

Often, the primary endpoint of RCTs is defined as a change from baseline of a continuous outcome. In
such cases, regulators recommend including the outcome’s baseline value as a covariate in the
statistical analysis. Regression to the mean can explain the benefits of this procedure.

Interview with Erica Smith, VP of Business Development at Biotech Showcase, San Francisco (January 2019).

Interview with Daniel Levine and Erica Smith, VP of Business Development on The Bio Report podcast (June 2019).

Interview with Andy Burrows of PC TV and Dominique Demolle, CEO at Partnerships in Clinical Trials, Europe (2017).

The Characterization of Individual Patient Placebo Response: Impact on the Clinical Study Power

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