Oracle has utilized its technology platform in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 to develop and deploy a series of cloud applications that will gather the data necessary to determine what drugs are effective in treating or preventing the virus, the company announced on Thursday.
The company has used a clinical trials system, which has examined many drugs including the cancer drug Keytruda, that have been approved by regulators worldwide after Oracle Clinical Trial Systems.
The system has collected data to prove drugs were both safe and effective. The Oracle Cloud has begun testing the safety and effectiveness of dozens of different COVID-19 drugs and vaccines. The trials will be completed in many countries and hundreds of institutional sites.
Oracle’s newest cloud system, Clinical One, will enable institutions to start-up a clinical trial in as few as two weeks. The company has also integrated a therapeutic learning system in addition to gathering data from COVID-19 clinical trials.
The company has built and donated to the US government a COVID-19 Therapeutic Learning System that has allowed physicians and patients to record the effectiveness of COVID-19 drug therapies, such as Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir and Kaletra.
The drugs have been safely used to treat other diseases but are not yet definitively proven to be effective against COVID-19. Physicians are now routinely prescribing these drugs to treat COVID-19 patients.
Oracle’s Therapeutic Learning System will enable the physician to record the patient’s daily progress. The solution will quickly discover which of the new drugs are most effective against COVID-19, optimal dosages and how early in the disease progression the drugs need to be administered.
The Therapeutic Learning System was the result of a partnership with the National Institute of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services.
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