About us

eClinicalHealth was founded by a core team of innovators and eClinical pioneers. The team set out with the ambitious plan of not creating ‘yet another system’, but to build something to truly transform clinical trials to be more modern, efficient and patient-centric. Thus, the Clinpal platform was born and has since been received with great enthusiasm in the industry. Today, the platform is already transforming clinical trials and in use in studies ranging from very small (50 patients) to very large (10,000+ patients). Clinpal has been adopted by several organizations, ranging from patient recruitment companies and research institutions to several top 10 pharmaceutical companies.

The Team

Below is the core team responsible for the development of a new kind of a cloud platform targeting site and patient engagement that fits in any existing infrastructure and is suitable for clinical trials across all therapeutic areas and study phases. We are passionate about improving efficiency in clinical trials and we want to integrate and apply best practices across the entire clinical trial process for all stakeholders. Want to join us – check out our careers.

Core Team

Doug Bain

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Doug has worked with many of the leading eClinical vendors in technical product management positions as well as consultative Operational Excellence roles. In 1998, he headed up the management of the IBM Clinical Trials Solutions Group product – ClinWare. Since this time, he has worked with DataTrak, TeamWorks Trialink, and eResearch Technology. In 2004, Doug founded the Medidata Solutions European office supporting the early evolution of the company, before stepping into a position as Vice President, Operational Excellence – defining the best practices, processes and methods for the deployment and execution of Medidata technologies for sponsors.

At eClinicalHealth, Doug defines and manages the strategic direction of the Clinpal product.

Karl Landert

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Karl is the CEO and investor in eClinicalHealth, as well as the Chairman of the Board and an advisor to Clinpal and key customers. Karl’s career started at IBM in 1985. He was the founder of the IBM ClinWare Solution Unit, one of the first EDC systems for clinical trials in the mid-nineties. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked at Novartis as Chief Information Officer. His career continued at Credit Suisse, where he assumed several senior leadership positions in IT. He became CIO of the Group in 2008 and was a Member of the Executive Board of Credit-Suisse until 2012. In his functions at Credit-Suisse he oversaw hundreds of global change programs. In 2012 and 2013 Karl advised the Chairman of Credit-Suisse in setting up an innovation program for the firm. After retiring from Credit-Suisse in March 2013 Karl focused on a portfolio of investments in start-up companies, continues to advise Senior Leaders and is a Non-Executive director in technology companies. As of November 2015 Karl has taken on the role of CEO and dedicates his energy to eClinicalHealth where he defines and manages the direction of the company.

Ian Mills

Director of Software Engineering and Co-Founder

Ian has been directly involved in the development of some of the leading, and most advanced EDC systems brought to market in the last 15 years. At eClinicalHealth, he continues to lead from the front by supporting clients integrate and extend their eClinical solutions. Ian is an expert in agile software development methods, and besides his hands-on technical prowess he has take the lead in ensuring organizations he works with have bullet proof auditability throughout their product development lifecycle. All work carried out at eClinicalHealth follows either our own rigorous agile Software Development LifeCycle, or, if preferred our sponsors. Ian’s EDC products have been used globally by companies such as Roche, Novartis, Merck and Johnson & Johnson. Ian is a master of CDISC standards – ODM specifically – as well as Web technologies for regulated industries that include; RUP, XP, UML, SCRUM, Agile Development, JEE (JPA, JSF, JSP, JMS, JMX, JTA), Spring Framework, Eclipse, Hibernate, Tapestry, Web Services, JavaScript, Ajax, GWT, JQuery, SQL (Oracle, DB2, MySQL), XML, NoSQL Databases (ObjectStore, Mongo, CouchDB), C/C++, Groovy, Python. Besides Ian’s computing language proficiency, Ian is also fluent in both English and German.