etrials and Roche will work together to help diabetes patients collect blood sugar data during clinical trials.

The two firms announced a partnership Wednesday that will enable patients to use Roche Diagnostics blood glucose meters to send data to etrials’ eDiary product. The eDiary device is designed as an electronic replacement for traditional patient data diaries.

Information gathered through the Roche Accu-Chek device will be transmitted wirelessly to the eDiary. The information can then be transmitted immediately to clinical study investigators and sponsors for analysis and evaluation.

Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

“We are excited to partner with etrials by providing additional data-collection options for diabetes clinical trials,” said Nancy K. Lonsinger, vice president of Diabetes Care Marketing at Roche Diagnostics.

“Accu-Chek meters, the global leader in blood glucose monitoring, will now transmit data via infrared connection to the etrials eDiary in order to improve data collection.”

etrials offers a variety of electronic solutions and services for the clinical trial industry.