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Durham, NC, United States, 2010/04/13 - International research network’s continued growth strengthens its aim to raise standards of efficiency and quality for global clinical trials.
Health Decisions, a full-service clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in high-efficiency adaptive solutions, welcomes South Africa-based CRO ClinResearch to the Agile Clinical Network—a community of research partners formed to eliminate the information gaps and prolonged timelines inherent to complex global studies.
As the newest Agile Network partner, ClinResearch joins a global infrastructure of free-standing yet integrated research modules, each of which is held to stringent standards of research quality and regulatory compliance, yet is individually empowered to affect operational efficiency and capitalize on region-specific cultural expertise. To ensure consistency and optimal performance across the network, partners are required to undergo training and certification in Agile Clinical Development—an adaptive research methodology fine-tuned by Health Decisions to cut timelines, increase transparency, and promote success for multinational programs.
“Things move more quickly and smoothly within the network model,” said Deidré Marais, owner and clinical operations manager at ClinResearch. “The Agile methodology ensures that each network partner functions as part of a cohesive whole for even the most complex, geographically dispersed global studies. At the same time, immediate access to localized operational metrics lets us proactively manage the investigators and patient populations with whom we work directly, leveraging our familiarity with the study environment in even more valuable ways. It would be very difficult for an individual CRO to exercise this level of streamlined productivity, regardless of its size or the quantity and locations of its offices.”
According to Rick Farris, chief operations officer at Health Decisions, the company’s alignment with ClinResearch will enrich the Agile Network’s geographic and cultural scope and present promising opportunities to cost-effectively engage diverse, unique patient populations. “ClinResearch demonstrates an impressive record of successful trials in eight African countries, and is highly familiar with the culture and regulatory standards of several others,” he said. “In addition, ClinResearch has relationships with the area’s highest quality investigators and researchers, making the company an invaluable asset to our mission of improving standards of success for global clinical programs.”
About Health Decisions
Health Decisions (HealthDec.com) is a global clinical research organization (CRO) committed to helping drug and device companies achieve greater success. Our sponsors rely on us to help them prove the value of their pipelines both faster and with the smartest possible allocation of funds. Through Agile Clinical Development—a strategic combination of adaptive design and adaptive operations—Health Decisions optimizes every facet of clinical research from design protocol to the most detailed day-to-day management, so sponsors can make the most of competitive market opportunities.
Health Decisions is headquartered in Durham, NC, with over twenty years of experience helping sponsors achieve success in Phase I-IV trials across all major therapy areas. For more information, please visit the company's website at the URL accompanying this press release.
ClinResearch is a South Africa-based contract research organization (CRO) with expertise in conducting clinical trials in South Africa and surrounding countries. The company offers its pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients a full range of Phase I – IV services in areas including regulatory affairs; clinical monitoring; investigator site selection and management; drug, supply and equipment sourcing, distribution and storage; and patient document translation and compilation.