Ancora: Clinical Trial Recruitment Application

Patient-facing web application that uses AI to help make clinical trial search easier. Ancora enables patients to search for relevant clinical trials and a potential set of new treatments near by answering a short questionnaire.


Client

Intrepida

Role

Frontend/User Backend development

Technology

React, Node.js

Website

ancora.ai

Project idea

Ancora is a patient-facing web application that uses AI to help make clinical trial search easier. Ancora enables patients to search for relevant clinical trials and a potential set of new treatments near by answering a short questionnaire.

Task description

Development of a front-end web application which provides a search tool that allows users to search for clinical trials and connecting it to a back-end that enables user to save his data. Clinical trials for various cancers and diseases are aggregated from around the web via various APIs and other methods then converted to easy to understand and readable format. User is offered personalized search experience and means to get in contact with the clinical trial that best suits his needs.

The challenge

Building an application for healthcare industry is a unique challenge. We developed simple and personalized clinical trial search tool with features like using patient condition and location to get the results faster, option to fill the questionnaire to identify the most relevant trials and presenting the results with numerous filters and graphical components. Users have ability to register their profile so they can share trials with others, get updates through notifications or email, connect to trials and track their progress to enrollment on the dashboard and more. Incorporating various services and servers into one unified product that is easy to use and understand while providing all information required gave us an experience we are proud of.

The result

Easy to use web application that allows patients to find clinical trials, information about it including its location, duration and information about treatment, and to get into contact with the clinical trial provider potentially offering life saving treatment.