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Comprehend Clinical
CEO Rick Morrison (seated) with software engineers Matthew Saffer (background) and Hari Seshadri.
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Comprehend Clinical

Pharmaceutical companies use a myriad of IT systems to manage their clinical data, but that data is often locked in silos. Comprehend Clinical is an analytical tool that connects all those systems so researchers can analyze data across the enterprise in seemingly endless ways. For instance, a clinical operations director can use Comprehend to look across all his or her trials, splicing and dicing it by trial phase, therapeutic category, or other operational metric to see how trials are moving along and where bottlenecks may exist. Comprehend sells its platform to pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), and electronic data capture (EDC) companies.