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-PCM Trials acquires Clinical Trial Service B.V., based in the Netherlands, becoming the most experienced independent provider of mobile visit services with the largest geographic coverage area in support of decentralized clinical trials
DENVER, Jan. 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- PCM Trials, a Denver, US-based leader in providing mobile research nurses for decentralized clinical trials (DCT), today announced the acquisition of Clinical Trial Service (CTS). The private clinical research company based in Losser, Netherlands, has been a long-time partner of PCM Trials and has over 30 years of experience managing and staffing global clinical trials with GCP-trained mobile research nurses. for DCT. The acquisition, effective immediately, expands PCM Trials' already extensive global presence.
“CTS is a natural fit for us,” said Greg Austin, president of Denver-based PCM Trials. "We have partnered with them for years on numerous studies to provide quality research nurses for many of our most complex international clinical trials. Their ability to understand the market, culture and regulatory requirements of an individual country allows us to launch and complete trials on time. Together, we have combined a proven project management model with best-in-class mobile research nursing services to provide an unrivaled level of DCT expertise and the ability to reach over 80 countries. This innovative model is designed to support sponsors and CROs seeking to conduct global DCTs and deliver better patient retention and greater patient diversity.”
CTS was founded in 1993 in Losser, The Netherlands, and quickly became the preferred provider of mobile research nurses for some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry. The organization has a network of over 40 mobile nurse associates that it manages as part of its strong network of local nursing providers in the country, providing quality solutions by highly selected, managed and trained research nurses in over 80 countries. In addition to managing staffing needs for mobile trials, CTS also manages various logistics functions to ensure that trial research products and necessary laboratory materials are delivered on time to the appropriate patients and managed by trained and experienced nurses. protocol-specific.
"This acquisition provided us with the ideal solution to grow our business," said Mirjam Bruggink, owner and founder of CTS. "Our two organizations are well aligned culturally and have similar values around the importance of advancing clinical research. Because PCM Trials is independent and not part of a larger, vertically integrated company, it has a strong more familiar. However, the company is well established and provides financial strength to take us to the next level in providing services and innovation to our clients. We are all very excited about this new step."
PCM Trials has completed numerous global trials since its founding in 2008 and has the ability to conduct mobile tours in over 80 countries. According to Austin, the acquisition of CTS represents another step for PCM Trials to make the most direct nursing model available on a global scale. To date, PCM Trials has effectively served over 150 sponsors and over 300 protocols. Many of these trials were completed as a result of the association of PCM with CTS. Now, as a single company, PCM Trials has removed an administrative layer to create an even more direct relationship between sponsors and mobile research nurses. The result, according to Austin, will be a streamlined hiring process for clients, better communications for study teams, faster turnaround times, greater consistency, and higher quality research data.
Bruggink and his entire CTS team will remain with the company to help ensure a smooth transition and continue all ongoing and future clinical trials for clinical and DCT operations. CTS will continue to operate its European office and logistics center in Losser, Netherlands, under the CTS brand and with its current employees. CTS, as part of PCM Trials, will continue to provide services to clients across sectors such as sponsors, CROs and mobile research nursing providers in various mobile visit models.
“We are excited about the opportunity to serve our clients directly, as well as through our industry-first certified mobile research nursing partner network,” Austin added. "Between our two organizations, we have nearly 50 years of experience in refining processes and operations. During this time, we have focused exclusively on mobile research, making our combined team the most experienced in the industry. This collective experience will allow us to pursue more innovative solutions that result in better outcomes for our clients and patients.”
For more information about PCM Trials or to start an RFP for an upcoming trial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About PCM TrialsPCM Trials is leading the global shift toward decentralized clinical trials by bringing clinical research closer to patients, wherever and whenever it is most convenient for them. PCM Trials hires, trains, certifies, and directly manages Certified Mobile Research Nurses (CMRNs) to ensure each visit meets the highest standards of data quality and patient experience. By reducing barriers to participation, PCM Trials mobile nurses support study recruitment, retention, adherence, and diversity. PCM Trials is an independent company based in Denver, Colorado, with European operations outside the UK, and has been running mobile research visits since 2008.
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