Scott Chetham, Faro Health CEO

As clin­i­cal tri­als get more com­plex, soft­ware start­up Faro bags $20M to help vi­su­al­ize them

Hav­ing de­signed clin­i­cal tri­als and au­thored study pro­to­cols for more than 20 years, Scott Chetham has a ba­sic frus­tra­tion with the field.

“Peo­ple are al­ways sur­prised that every­thing is done in Mi­crosoft Word,” he said, but it’s a uni­ver­sal prac­tice in his ex­pe­ri­ence: No mat­ter how com­plex or metic­u­lous the tri­al, clin­i­cal sci­en­tists are still draft­ing tri­al pro­to­cols as Word doc­u­ments and send­ing nu­mer­ous ver­sions around be­fore lock­ing them in as PDFs.

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