Image Analysis at Covance

Analysis of biomedical imaging data is no less a task than the image acquisition itself. Due to the complex nature of such data and variability across different subjects, information extraction has largely remained a time-consuming process. Vendors of imaging instruments and specialty software offer a variety of tools; however, a user still needs to work through a series of complicated and time sapping procedures for image analysis involving extensive manual operations. It is not just tedious, it is prone to error. The evolvement of image analysis has seriously lagged behind the rapid advancement of imaging technology.

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Stepping Up the Game: Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV) Concomitant Testing Support for Vaccine Evaluation

The introduction of vaccines against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), and Varicella (the “V” in MMRV vaccines) led to a drop in the incidence of these diseases by 89% (Varicella) and 99% (MMR). These effective vaccines are a core component in most pediatric immunization programs across the world. Hence, every time a new pediatric vaccine is added to the existing immunization schedule, clinical evidence must be provided that the newcomer does not adversely influence the immunogenic response to the MMRV-licensed vaccines. These required non-inferiority studies when vaccines are co-administered (known as concomitant vaccine testing) come with their own challenges.

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