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Comprehend Systems

Next-gen visualization and analytics software for clinical data. Explore all data from disparate datasources in real time, in one place.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2010
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Comprehend Systems creates clinical data visualization and analytics software that improves the way clinical researchers access, understand, explore and analyze their data. Designed specifically for clinical trials, Comprehend Clinical™ pulls all relevant data into a single place, enabling all stakeholders to explore and fully understand their most important metrics. Comprehend Cloud is the SaaS version of Comprehend Clinical.


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    Rick Morrison
    Cofounder and CEO

    Rick Morrison has been developing clinical software since 2000. He was one of the lead architects and authors of analytics software used by the FDA and other top pharmaceutical companies. He cofounded Comprehend Systems to address the huge problems he saw companies and sponsors facing in the life sciences industry

    Rick graduated from Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.

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    Jud Gardner
    Cofounder and CTO

    Prior to founding Comprehend Systems, Jud was the CTO of an industrial electronics distributor, where he designed and delivered software systems involving large datasets with complex, multi-tier interactions. Prior to that, as a consultant, Jud successfully executed difficult projects within the pharmaceutical industry, including the integration of multiple EDC systems to facilitate reporting.

    Jud studied Computer Science at Rutgers University


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    Rachel Proffitt, WSGR
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    David S. Tallman, Navolio & Tallman

Previous Investors

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    SV Angel and Ron Conway
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    Yuri Milner