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Derk Arts, M.D., Ph.D., Founder & CEO at Castor EDC

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Dr. Derk Arts has over 10 years of experience in medicine, research and data management, and has been involved in several projects integrating complex and diverse data sources. He received his MD from Vrije University in 2011 and his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2016. During his MD training, Dr. Arts identified a major problem in medical research. Due to the unavailability of affordable, user-friendly data capture tools, researchers were deviating to non-compliant alternatives that reduce data quality, security, and reusability, and greatly increase waste. To solve these core issues, he founded Castor EDC and launched platforms that enable researchers to easily capture and share high-quality medical research data.

“Medical data has become the world’s most valuable asset, yet a majority of it is wasted in modern-day research practices. We have built a cutting-edge, user-friendly platform that we are putting in the hands of every medical researcher worldwide. With the help of our system, researchers can streamline the clinical trial process, create the most extensive and standardized data set available using machine learning, and use their data to its full potential. The ultimate goal is that this platform will greatly reduce research costs while increasing collaboration and accelerating medical discoveries for the benefit of patients worldwide.” -Dr. Arts


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