Labcorp, a global leader of innovative and comprehensive laboratory services, and Hawthorne Effect, Inc., a complete clinical trials solution integrating technology, are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration to advance decentralized clinical trial capabilities for pharma, biotech and medical device sponsors seeking to increase patient diversity and inclusion, decrease site burden, and accelerate enrollment and clinical study timelines.

Through the collaboration, Labcorp and Hawthorne Effect aim to combine their services and create new, differentiated service offerings to support decentralized clinical trials. Hawthorne Effect’s comprehensive digital platform allows complex study visits and clinical data collection to be conducted seamlessly in the patient home or community and has been demonstrated to increase diverse patient participation, improve quality, completeness and timeliness of trial data, and accelerate trial timelines.

“At Labcorp, we are committed to making life-saving clinical trials more accessible, diverse and inclusive to all communities,” said Jonathan DiVincenzo, Labcorp’s President of Central Laboratories and International. “Through this collaboration, we look forward to combining Labcorp’s global laboratory network and logistics capabilities with Hawthorne Effect’s digital platform to advance our decentralized clinical trial capabilities, increase clinical trial accessibility and diversity, and bring greater value to patients, their physicians and our sponsors.”

“The combined expertise of both Labcorp and Hawthorne Effect will allow clinical trials to operate more efficiently with greater patient access and higher levels of compliance, resulting in timeline acceleration for customers,” said Jodi Akin, Founder, Hawthorne Effect. “These advancements highlight our shared commitment to improving health across the globe.”