May 29, 2009

Clinical Trials iPhone app now featuring ASCO 2009 trials

Updated version will help oncologists use this medical app while in Orlando; price lowered to $9.99 for one week

PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2009 – Developers of the Clinical Trials iPhone app have made two significant changes with the latest release of their popular medical application. They have lowered the price from $24.99 to $9.99, and they are now including a special "Featured Trials" section within the app that will highlight select clinical trials being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2009 Annual Meeting being held in Orlando.

"We recognize the importance of our application to oncologists, and we wanted to make it easier — and a little cheaper — for them to start or continue using Clinical while they are on the road," says Geoffrey Young, CTO of StopWatch Media and developer of the application. "We've also created a special section within the app that collects high-impact trials being presented at ASCO this year to make it more convenient to look up these trials in the NIH database."

For all users who update to the latest release (version 1.4), or for any new users, navigating within to the Bookmarks page, and then the "Featured Trials" section, will bring them to an ASCO 2009 Annual Meeting listing of clinical trials. These trials coincide with ones being presented at the ASCO meeting; this listing will be continually updated throughout the weekend and the coming week as the ASCO meeting progresses.

"We urge our users to visit where we have set up a page detailing the ASCO trial listings, as well as a demo video to see how it all works. We're also hoping that people email us with suggestions for trials to list, or message us through Twitter at so we can in turn keep our users up to speed on the latest clinical trial additions," says Young.

For more information about the Clinical Trials app, visit or go directly to the App Store page at


April 16, 2009

Powerful new iPhone app for health care industry allows search of all registered clinical trials

StopWatch Media's 'Clinical Trials' medical app puts government database at fingertips of physicians and health care practitioners.

PHILADELPHIA, Apr. 16 - Before today, searching for one of more than 71,500 clinical trials in the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health database required a chair, computer, internet connection, and a session on the government's clinical trials website. A powerful new iPhone application called 'Clinical Trials,' however, gives physicians, health care practitioners and other professionals in the medical industry a way to search for clinical trials from anywhere and at any time.

Using the Clinical Trials app, anyone with an iPhone can tap into the NLM/NIH database and find complete information about registered clinical trials in just seconds.

"Clinical adds an extremely powerful tool to the near-empty field of useful medical iPhone apps," says Geoffrey Young, Chief Technical Officer and founder of StopWatch Media. "There are over 34,000 apps available for the iPhone, but less than one percent of these have been developed for the professional medical industry. The Clinical Trials application helps contribute to patient care because it can save time, and is a tool designed specifically to address the needs of physicians, patients, and other health care providers," says Young.

The primary feature of the Clinical Trials app is its advanced search capability. Rather than sorting through a list of broad results from the government database, users can select specific criteria for their search and get a short list of the most relevant trials returned to them. For example, a physician searching for clinical trials of metastatic breast cancer can filter a search on Clinical to return only phase I or phase II trials, observational or interventional trials, and/or trials funded by industry or the NIH, among other criteria.

In the Clinical Trials app, individual search results or entire search queries can be saved or emailed to a friend, colleague or patient. Thanks to another advanced feature, users can even vote on high-impact trials for inclusion in lists of 'Top Trials' of the week, month and year.

"If you are a physician and trying to match a patient to a suitable clinical trial, we've made it easy to research these trials using just your iPhone. If you are in the health care industry and simply trying to

find every clinical trial of a specific drug or device, this app will save you time," says Young. "The Clinical Trials application is not about catapulting animals or making burping noises - it adds a tangible service and a useful tool to the world of health care," he says.

About StopWatch Media

StopWatch Media, Inc. is a Philadelphia-based custom mobile applications developing company that specializes in creating iPhone apps for the health care industry. StopWatch apps seek to provide a level of utility that iPhone users in the health care field have not yet experienced; StopWatch Media's goal is to help increase the quality of health care by saving physicians and health care practitioners time, and to add convenience to their daily routines.

For more information about StopWatch Media, visit

The Clinical Trials app is available through the App Store for $24.99. All clinical trial information comes from the website. For more information, visit the Clinical website at or visit the Clinical Trials App Store page at these links: