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randomisation

A method analogous to tossing a coin—e.g., use of tables of random numbers or computer-generated random sequences—used to generate a random allocation sequence for assigning subjects to one or more treatment or control groups in a clinical trial Cochrane definition.

ran·dom·i·za·tion

(ran'dŏm-ī-zā'shŭn)
Assignment of the subjects of experimental research to groups by chance.
Synonym(s): randomisation.
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11 December 2009 - Norwegian oncology radiopharmaceuticals developer Algeta ASA (OSL: ALGETA) said today that the randomisation of the first patients for the Phase III clinical study in the USA with its drug candidate Alpharadin has been started.
According to ClinPhone, ClinPhone Compact allows central randomisation, emergency code break, medication dispensation and site and depot supplies managed to be carried out, along with real-time study progress reporting.
Parexel International, a United States-based clinical research organisation, has acquired all of the outstanding equity securities of ClinIntel, a United Kingdom-based provider of clinical Randomisation and Trial Supply Management services, it was reported yesterday.
According to Medtronic the primary endpoints of the study are the change in blood pressure from baseline to six months following randomisation and the incidence of major adverse events one month following randomisation and renal artery stenosis to six months.