Celerion First Early Stage Contract Research Organization to Adopt a Participant Verification System to Improve Participant Safety and Data Quality

Celerion First Early Stage Contract Research Organization to Adopt a Participant Verification System to Improve Participant Safety and Data Quality

(Lincoln, NE; Feb 02, 2012) – Celerion, the premier provider of innovative early stage drug development solutions, is pleased to announce it has implemented VCT Verify™ from Verified Clinical Trials, to instantaneously ensure accurate participant identification and qualification for clinical research. Celerion is the first Early Stage Contract Research Organization (CRO) to partner with Verified Clinical Trials to set the standard for the industry to adopt.

Celerion will more effectively screen and select higher quality study participants by using this tool to instantly identify ineligible candidates for enrollment.  The system searches a global clinical database registry to identify participants that are currently enrolled in other clinical studies. Clients benefit from improved participant selection and higher data integrity.

Celerion chose to implement the VCT Verify™ product across all our global clinical facilities to solve the long recognized problem of inaccurate applications that compromise study success.  The system has been reviewed and applauded by numerous Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Verified Clinical Trials is safe harbor certified.

“Celerion continues to apply rigorous standards to protect the safety of participants and enhance data integrity while supporting our commitment to our clients. This implementation sets a standard in the industry to continue to improve clinical research and more effectively bring new drugs to the market,” said Phil Bach, Vice President of Global Clinical Research at Celerion. “We are excited to partner with Verified Clinical Trials, the leader in this specialized field, to take a firm stance on ensuring the highest quality data and participants for our clients.”

“Verified Clinical Trials offers a comprehensive and unique clinical research database registry to enhance the quality of both early and late stage studies globally. The system has been designed to streamline the clinical trial process and offers protection from various other potential liabilities,” said Mitchell Efros, MD FACS, CEO at Verified Clinical Trials. “We are pleased to be working with Celerion, the first CRO to implement this product, as they continue to demonstrate their leadership position in the industry.”

About Celerion
Celerion is the premier provider of innovative early stage clinical research solutions. From facilities strategically located around the world, advanced scientific and technological expertise is applied to global clinical research (over 730 beds in Phases 0, I and IIa, NDA-enabling clinical pharmacology, ADME), clinical pharmacology sciences, global bioanalytical services (discovery through late stage), and drug development services. Celerion has a full spectrum of resources to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generic industries for Phase 0 through IIa proof-of-concept studies. For more information, visit www.celerion.com.

About Verified Clinical Trials
Verified Clinical Trials is a forward thinking company developed by experts active in the clinical research community to proactively improve research subject safety and data quality in clinical research trials.  Verified Clinical Trials defines itself as the world’s leader in the field of database registries in clinical trial research.  Verified Clinical Trials is the only clinical research database registry designed specifically to enhance the quality of both early and late phase trials and has the scalability to reach all sites nationally as well as on a global level.  Verified Clinical Trials offers numerous other value added services to the clinical research site, CRO, and Pharmaceutical Sponsor, that prove invaluable with regards to financial and legal issues and liabilities. For more information, visit www.verifiedclinicaltrials.com.

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