Coronavirus and how we play the adaptation game

We are busy adapting one of our biggest projects to collect data and eventually provide feedback on the best treatment for the novel coronavirus outbreak COVID-19. Coronavirus mutated (or adapted) recently to give us SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 disease. Adaptation is a great skill for a virus - it's a pretty keen skill for people [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|Study Design, Study News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Coronavirus and how we play the adaptation game

REACTOR Published

The Randomised evaluation of active control of temperature versus ordinary temperature management (REACTOR) trial was published inn October 2019. The published article can be read on the Research Gate Website »    

By | December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on REACTOR Published

CAMERA2 Results Presented

The Combination Therapy for MRSA Bacteremia Effective but Linked to Higher Mortality, AKI Rates Study (CAMERA2) was presented at ECCMID 2019. You can read more about the study on Contagion Live »    

By | December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CAMERA2 Results Presented

Novel START Published

The Controlled Trial of Budesonide–Formoterol as Needed for Mild Asthma Study (Novel-START) was published in the NEJM on the 23rd of May 2019. You can read the full article on the NEJM website (no subscription needed).

By | December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Novel START Published

ICU-ROX Published

The Conservative Oxygen Therapy during Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU Study was published in the NEJM on the 14th of October 2019. You can read the full text of the article on the NEJM website. Read more on The Bottom Line

By | December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ICU-ROX Published

Queenstown 2019 winner

The competition we ran for an iPad at the ANZICS-CTG WRF in Queenstown was very popular! Here are our top 3 and a worthy mention. Our winning picture with the boat had the accompanying caption: Smooth sailing like #Spinnakersoftware #ANZICSCTG Here they all are on Twitter https://twitter.com/LSChapple/status/1161848199490854912 https://twitter.com/Carolyn72827827/status/1161871195072892928 https://twitter.com/ICUnutrition/status/1161852927553576961 https://twitter.com/DianeMackle/status/1161870498294198272

By | September 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Queenstown 2019 winner

Win an iPad at the ANZICS Queenstown Winter Research Forum 2019

Spiral is running the iPad competition again at the ANZICS Winter Research Forum ! The prize of a brand new, 64Gb iPad which will be presented on the last day of the forum immediately prior to morning tea. Here's what we want you to do: between now and 8am(AEST) on Friday the 16th of August [...]

By | August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Win an iPad at the ANZICS Queenstown Winter Research Forum 2019

Meet-up with these two smart fellows

Last week I grabbed a corner of Eastbourne cafe, Hive, and spent the day with these two smart fellows who are the real workers bringing you Spinnaker. At Spiral we all work remotely. We don't get to see each other, face-to-face every day so these meetups are special and fun. Last weeks meet-up was a dev-meet-up [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet-up with these two smart fellows

A big thank you for an awesome 2018!

Many thanks to our customers for all your support and feedback this year. Your projects are the reason we come to work each day! Thanks also to our splendiferous suppliers who we depend on to do what we do. You are truly ka rawe! Spinnaker highlights ... Spinnaker was used to randomise over 2,773 patients.  [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A big thank you for an awesome 2018!

ANZICS Winter Forum from a Lead Developer’s perspective

Lead Developer, Cain Harland, joined Spiral many years ago and has been part of every web-based development the company has ever undertaken. In 2011, Spiral founded Spinnaker Software and that same year Cain took part in his first clinical trial project, The Heat Trial. He has continued as lead developer for all Spinnaker trials since. [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Team News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ANZICS Winter Forum from a Lead Developer’s perspective