Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Scientific Associate Vice President, Merck & Co., Inc.

Dr. Bateman is currently Scientific Associate Vice President and a Scientific Lead in the Department of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism at Merck & Co. where he has worked for over 23 years. He is the co-founder of the Merck Smart Trials initiative aimed at enabling a more patient-centric clinical trial approach. A major focus of his research is on developing and implementing patient-centric sample collection technologies to enable remote clinical studies.

Patient-Centric Sample Collection To Enable Precision Medicine
Traditional approaches for sampling in clinical trials involves having the patient travel to a clinical site for collection of venous blood. This puts a burden on the patient while also limiting the opportunities for assessment of drug exposure or other relevant markers to these clinical visits. The ability to collect samples at home would provide a more patient-centric approach, enabling remote/virtual trials. This talk will share results from recent clinical pilot studies employing at home sampling technologies.