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Students' Medical Data Logger Enables National Clinical Drug Trial

Posted: February 10, 2009

Students' Medical Data Logger Enables National Clinical Drug Trial

Six engineering students have invented an electronic data logger kit that makes it easier for medical researchers to conduct clinical drug trials in ambulances.

Medical researchers chose the students' prototype over a design from an engineering firm. Their solution was the most elegant, said Dr. Robert Silbergleit, principal investigator on this RAMPART study and associate professor of emergency medicine at the Medical School. RAMPART stands for Rapid Anticonvulsant Medication Prior to ARrival Trial.

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