Physician Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) Embrace Virtual Meetings with Field Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As expected, the growth in usage of video conferencing technology during the COVID-19 pandemic has been dramatic. For example, a popular video conferencing service recently reported a 30x increase in usage of its platform in April 2020 as compared to the prior month.¹

Physician Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) are also embracing the technology as a way to stay engaged in scientific exchange with life science companies. In fact, a recent study published by The Medical Science Liaisons Society found that 77% of KOLs were somewhat to very receptive to engaging with Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) virtually.² Moreover, the same study also found that 66% were interested in continuing to meet virtually with MSLs beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.³

Alucio(TM), a fast-growing provider of cloud-based software for the life sciences industry, is working to help MSLs stay connected with KOLs and other healthcare professionals during these challenging times. Alucio's flagship product, Beacon, features a fully-integrated and secure video conferencing module that enables users to take control of their virtual meetings and make them much more effective.

The product streamlines interactions by enabling presenters to quickly find and organize the content they need both before and during a virtual engagement to respond to questions without leaving the application. Additionally, the solution is very user friendly for participants since it does not require them to download any software.

"Beacon provides everything needed to prepare for and conduct KOL virtual meetings effectively and efficiently, with a clean, logical, and well-organized layout," said Nika Sajed, PharmD, a principal medical scientist and Alucio advisory board member.

In addition to its virtual meeting capability, Beacon includes a host of other well thought out features for MSLs and other field medical professionals. These include the rapid publishing and synching of medical and scientific content via the cloud to various devices, and flexible and smart file management, with powerful search and filtering capability. Built-in version control also ensures that users access the correct documents and remain compliant from a regulatory standpoint.

Jessica Wong, Alucio's VP - Product Management & Strategy, commented "MSLs clearly tell us that they want to be able to conduct better virtual meetings with their KOLs. Beacon enables them to make their virtual engagements much more seamless and effective. We're pleased to be able to support these users now and into the future."

To learn more about Beacon and to schedule a product demonstration, please contact the company at

About Alucio:
Alucio is dedicated to the development of innovative software applications specifically for the life sciences industry. Alucio's flagship product, Beacon, is a cloud-based content management and presentation platform that enhances scientific exchange between life science companies and healthcare professionals. For more information, please visit the company's website or contact: Lisa Amin Gulezian (925) 788-3533.

1 "Zoom Sees Sales Boom Amid Pandemic", Natalie Sherman, BBC News, June 2, 2020
2,3 "How KOLs Prefer to Engage with MSLs During the COVID-19 Pandemic", Medical Science Liaison Society, June 30, 2020