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ThreeWire: Marketing Meets Patient Recruiting for Device Trials

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Regulatory requirements for devices are becoming more demanding, making clinical trials more complex and costly. ThreeWire's marketing-based approach looks to speed patient recruitment, a benefit for start-ups since, in clinical studies, time is definitely money.

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