ESI Data + LoopStudio
LOOPSTUDIO X ESI DATA
Revolutionizing Clinical Research Data Accessibility
At LoopStudio, we had the opportunity to work with ESI-Data, a pharmaceutical industry-related company founded by two partners who shared our vision of making clinical research data easily accessible and secure for future investigations. Our goal was to address their challenges in storing and sharing information from medical studies and trials in a safe and accessible way in the cloud.
Client's Problem and Needs
ESI-Data approached us with the problem of lacking a straightforward and secure method for storing and managing crucial data from medical trials. They needed a solution that would enable them to make clinical research data readily available and secure for future research endeavors. Their vision included the development of a cloud-based platform to store information on medical trials, such as the launch of new drugs, vaccines, and the study of various diseases.
The project team consisted of five developers (three back-ends and two front-end), one designer, one quality assurance specialist, and one project manager. This diverse team was well-equipped to handle the complex requirements of the project.
This is how we managed
The project kicked off with a Design Sprint, a collaborative process that spanned three weeks and involved intense work with the client. During this period, we gained a deep understanding of the client’s problem, iteratively designed and improved a prototype, and crafted a technical proposal for the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
To ensure efficient development, we adopted Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum. We organized our work into two-week sprints, enabling faster deliveries and regular feedback loops with the client. This iterative approach allowed for flexibility and responsiveness to changing project requirements.
The team leveraged a modern tech stack to build the platform. The front end was developed using React with TypeScript, providing a robust and scalable user interface. On the back end, we utilized Nest, a powerful framework for building efficient and scalable server-side applications. These technologies ensured a seamless user experience and efficient data management.
What we achieved
We successfully developed a fully functional and tested MVP within three months. The platform allowed for secure storage and easy access to clinical research data, addressing the client’s initial problem of storing information on physical devices. Moreover, we implemented additional features that exceeded the client’s expectations, providing them with a comprehensive solution.
ESI-Data was highly satisfied with the results achieved by our team. The platform not only fulfilled their immediate needs but also opened up new possibilities for future research endeavors. The successful collaboration between our development team and the client’s team fostered a positive working environment characterized by excellent communication and mutual understanding.
Challenges & Takeaways
Throughout the project, we encountered a significant challenge when pivoting to a different authentication provider. This decision implied working closely with OKTA, the authentication provider, to negotiate pricing and find alternative solutions. We dedicated an intense week of effort to exploring different options and engaging with other providers.
This project highlighted the significance of effective collaboration and communication between the development team and the client. Both teams exhibited exceptional professionalism and enthusiasm throughout the engagement, which contributed to the project’s success. Additionally, employing Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, enabled us to deliver results efficiently and accommodate evolving project requirements.
The ESI-Data case exemplifies how technology can revolutionize the accessibility and security of crucial data in the pharmaceutical industry. The cloud-based platform developed by our team provided ESI-Data with a robust foundation for their future research initiatives. It exemplified the potential of technology to transform healthcare and medical research practices.