Bracket Community Events

On November 8th 2017, NAMI of PA Montgomery County hosted their 6th annual Benefit for the Brain event at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken, PA. The purpose of this fundraiser is to highlight the need for both medical and non-medical research and services for mental illness. The evening began at 6pm with an open cocktail hour, live music, silent auction, followed by a sit down dinner with the presentation of two awards: The Scientific Research Award and The Impact Award. Bracket sponsored this event and some of our team remembers attended the event.  By doing this together, we are able to raise funds to educate, support and advocate for those and their loved ones living with mental illness!

Bracket participated in the Walk Against Alzheimer’s in Philadelphia, PA on November 11, 2017. Not only did our team walk, but we also donated and raised over 7,000 dollars for this event. Raising over 300% of our goal has been an amazing accomplishment for the Bracket BrainStormers (team name). Most of us know or have lost someone to this terrible disease. Which is why Supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a long time passion of ours. Many of us here work on projects everyday that involve research on medications targeted at helping Alzheimer’s patients and their families cope with this awful disease. For some, the struggle is distant. Others have a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, or other relative or friend that had or is still living with this disease. Until these research efforts produce a cure, someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds. There were an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2015, and this number is believed to be close to 50 million people in 2017. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in 2030 and 131.5 million in 2050. We will keep supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and hope these efforts will help find a cure. Through our efforts, we were in 17th place out of 993 teams in fundraising. In addition, we also created the cutest pet contest to help benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Frankie, pictured here, was our pet winner!

Bracket also participated in the Philabundance food drive this month – Camp out for Hunger. The food was raised by our Trevose office from 11 October to 21 November 2017, and was dropped off Monday, 27 of November. Radio hosts Preston and Steve from WMMR, broadcast live from Philadelphia during this event.  In addition, there were heated tents, carnival rides, and food was provided by local restaurants. Philly sports players, politicians and local celebrities stopped by to donate and meet fans.  Last year the COFH raised 1.36 million pounds of food. Each pound of food provides two meals. The food raised is collected by Philabundance and distributed at their locations and food banks all over the Philadelphia region. During the holiday season, everyone is reminded that we are lucky to never wonder where our next meal is coming from. As an office, we wanted to give back and help our neighbors in need in the Philadelphia region.

Bracket Strengthens Global Growth and Development Strategy with New Chief Commercial Officer, Christopher Crucitti

WAYNE, Pa., — Bracket, a leading clinical trial technology and specialty services provider, today announced the addition of Christopher Crucitti, Chief Commercial Officer to its global executive team. Crucitti joins Bracket as an experienced commercial leader in clinical and R&D services.

Crucitti brings industry-recognized experience, knowledge and integrity to Bracket’s leadership team as well as notable accomplishments in training and motivating other commercial professionals to provide a high level of customer service and overall performance. He will be responsible for the global commercial strategy and development of Bracket’s electronic clinical outcomes assessments (eCOA) and patient engagement platform, Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM), Rater Training and Quality Assurance as well the Company’s expanding mobile suite for patient diary and analytics, among others.

“It’s with great excitement that we welcome Chris to our leadership team,” said Jeff Kinell, CEO at Bracket. “Chris brings an impressive resume in clinical commercial strategy to Bracket and has joined us at a pivotal time, as we continue to position ourselves competitively in the global marketplace through the increased use of Bring Your Own Device mobile solutions for patient engagement. We look forward to the unique and seasoned perspective Chris will bring to our team and global commercial strategy.”

Prior to joining Bracket, Crucitti served as Chief Commercial Officer at Science Exchange, a world-leading marketplace for outsourced research and as Executive Vice President, Global Business Development at Worldwide Clinical Trials, Inc., a global CRO that provides full-service drug development services to the pharma and biotech industries. Crucitti also held senior roles at InVentiv Health Clinical and i3 Research, a pharmaceutical services company that provides integrated solutions throughout the product lifecycle.

“I’m extremely excited to join Bracket, with its many smart and committed team members, leveraging my experience in clinical development services and technology to further optimize our commercial growth strategy,” said Crucitti, Chief Commercial Officer at Bracket. “With recent and imminent expansion on the horizon, the ability to communicate how our suite of technologies and solutions empower patient engagement to ultimately improve outcomes will be paramount; I look forward to the challenge and the many opportunities to expedite the process of getting meaningful treatments in the hands of patients that need them.”

Crucitti earned his Masters of Science in Health Management from American University and his Bachelors of Science in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Science from Ithaca College.

About Bracket
Bracket, with ten offices and more than 800 employees worldwide, is a clinical trial technology and specialty services provider dedicated to helping biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations increase the power of their clinical research data by leveraging core competencies in Science, Technology, and Service. Bracket eCOA™ is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments. Bracket RTSM™ is a best-in-breed, scalable and configurable clinical IRT solution for the life sciences industry. Bracket SmartSupplies™ is a proven platform for improving a clinical supply chain. Bracket Rater Training and Quality Assurance improve outcomes through customized training and quality assurance programs.

Selecting the Parameters of a Dynamic Randomization

By Scott Hamilton, PhD

Most statisticians would agree that dynamic randomization results in superior treatment group balancing over list-based stratified permuted blocked randomization, thereby increasing the precision in a randomized clinical trial. There have been several studies and review articles that provide ample evidence in favor of dynamic randomization.

The motivation for this article was to dissipate the perceptions of complexity by elucidating the details of our process for choosing the randomization parameters. We also provide guidance for how we implement dynamic randomization for clinical trials in randomization and trial supply management (RTSM) systems.

At Bracket, our mission is to bring quality, resourcefulness, and dependability to the medicine development process. Improvements in the ability to implement sound and robust dynamic randomization systems provide us an easy landscape to utilize modern simulation techniques and graphical displays of quantitative data for making decisions about the biased‐coin probabilities and weights. Future discussions will explore more subtle and flexible methods to biased‐coin and weighting in dynamic randomization.

Read the full article from Applied Clinical Trials here