Thursday, December 14, 2023

Perspective Changed, Problem Solved - Meet Cain Harland

Say hello to Cain Harland – Spiral's Development Lead and a bit of an unsung hero. Cain's story isn't your typical tech journey. It starts in the scenic Hawkes Bay and winds its way through a mix of personal training, a flair for web design, and finally, a deep dive into software development.

At Spiral, he's the brains behind the Spinnaker software, quietly revolutionising how we approach clinical trials. Cain's days are a blend of coding, problem-solving, and big-picture thinking, all done with the humble goal of making a real difference in medical research.

From his early days in Wellington to working remotely from the most unexpected places, join us as we explore the life of a man who's as down-to-earth as he is innovative. Read about Cain on our blog

Monday, March 13, 2023

Better Health Outcomes Together - The PANORAMIC Case Study with Lead Statistician Ly-Mee Yu

‘One of the purposes behind the trial is discovering which antivirals are effective in keeping people away from the hospitals as much as they can and alleviating the burden on the healthcare system.'

The PANORAMIC trial is an adaptive platform trial aimed at finding early treatments for COVID-19 by evaluating new antiviral treatments in the community, reducing hospital admissions and easing the burden on the healthcare system.

The trial has recruited over 26,000 people across 65 sites using various recruitment strategies. Spiral’s Spinnaker platform has helped streamline the trial’s software requirements since October 2021. Recent results have shown that Molnupiravir does not reduce hospitalizations or deaths in higher-risk, vaccinated adults with COVID-19.

The trial will continue until a pre-specified probability of superiority or futility is met, and its success is attributed to collaboration within the medical community.

Read more about the trial on our blog.