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Perspective Changed, Problem Solved - Meet Cain Harland

Say hello to Cain Harland – Spiral's Development Lead and a bit of an unsung hero. Cain's story isn't your typical tech journey. It starts in the scenic Hawkes Bay and winds its way through a mix of personal training, a flair for web design, and finally, a deep dive into software development.

At Spiral, he's the brains behind the Spinnaker software, quietly revolutionising how we approach clinical trials. Cain's days are a blend of coding, problem-solving, and big-picture thinking, all done with the humble goal of making a real difference in medical research. 

From his early days in Wellington to working remotely from the most unexpected places, join us as we explore the life of a man who's as down-to-earth as he is innovative. 

Read about Cain on our blog


About the trial

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection is one of the most serious bacterial infections worldwide, requiring intravenous antibiotics and weeks of hospitalisation. SNAP (Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia Network Adaptive Platform) will evaluate combinations of antibiotics and interventions aimed at reducing mortality, decreasing time spent in hospital and improving long-term health outcomes in people with this infection.

About the software

This is Spinnaker, a user friendly, bespoke application that helps researchers find answers to important medical questions. The team behind the platform can adapt the software to match your study and we are especially interested in doing this for novel trials.

Spinnaker is a cloud based, integrated software/database solution for randomising patients using any design methodology including response adaptive methods; backed up by an electronic data capture application that is intuitive and particular. The application also includes management functions to alert relevant people about events (e.g. SAE), to manage drug inventory and to report on progress.

You can read more on the Spinnaker website or contact Audrey on [email protected]

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