Cytel and Pulse Infoframe deploy new real-world data solutions to transform rare disease research landscape

December 9, 2021

A collaboration between Cytel and Pulse Infoframe creates a solution that marks a new direction in research for rare disease. This partnership will support drug development sponsors seeking to implement real-world evidence solutions where the data generated can be used for a range of purposes, from synthetic controls and comparative effectiveness to pricing reimbursement.

Cytel, a leader in the field of advanced analytics for life sciences decision makers, has spent the last thirty years pioneering new methods to ensure data reveals its full value. It is one of the few companies that has had regulatory success obtaining drug approval by leveraging real-world data as a synthetic control arm in a clinical trial. The new collaboration builds on Cytel’s expertise in clinical trial design and real-world data solutions.

Pulse Infoframe’s healthie™ platform simplifies the workflow for data capture, integration, and management, while ensuring that all the data captured is mapped according to global standards such as Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC).

Both companies will combine their expertise to channel real-world evidence toward ground-breaking new treatments in rare disease. Because rare disease research and drug development have historically been confronted with limited sample sizes, they have required innovative approaches to clinical development and evidence generation. The use of real-world data to support regulatory and payer submissions is therefore essential to ensure that stakeholders review the most comprehensive evidence package, enabling faster access to new treatments in areas of high yet unmet need.

Radek Wasiak_CytelDr. Radek Wasiak, Chief Data Officer and the head of Real World and Advanced Analytics at Cytel, says, “Advances in precision medicine enable life sciences companies to develop better and more targeted treatments. However, in rare diseases, this translates to practical difficulties in executing the necessary research activities. Combining Cytel’s pioneering advances in efficient clinical trial design with Pulse Infoframe’s healthie™ platform and therapeutic area expertise will accelerate our ability to provide our life sciences partners with research needed to obtain regulatory and payer approval.”

Femida-Gwadry-Sridhar_Pulse InfoframeDr. Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, the CEO and founder of Pulse Infoframe, says, “Rare disease patients can wait years for even the smallest advancement in treatment. In many cases, those advancements may not come at all. By collaborating with Cytel, a company renowned for their quantitative methods for improved research outcomes and exemplary trial design, we can help accelerate drug development for rare diseases.”

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About Cytel

For over thirty years, Cytel has been the industry leader in delivering advanced data analytics solutions to top biotech and pharmaceutical companies. In 2020, Cytel joined forces with specialist consultancies Ingress Health and Purple Squirrel Economics to create a global team of experts providing industry-leading capabilities in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world evidence (RWE). Together our mission is to help you unlock the full promise of your data.  At Cytel, we’re designed for results.

About Pulse Infoframe

Pulse Infoframe is a real-world evidence generation, health informatics and insights company that provides a technology and services platform designed to extract, curate, analyze and disseminate evidence-based conclusions that improve the quality of people’s lives. Pulse Infoframe provides a full solution for registries, natural history studies and a range of other observational and regulatory grade studies. With provider relationships for patient access, Pulse Infoframe ensures that insights, evidence and publication results are disseminated across the ecosystem, including advocacy organizations, key opinion leaders, researchers and sponsors. Learn more at

Categories: Drug Discovery & Development, Clinical Research & Trials
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