ClinPhone Announces Closer Collaboration with Pharmacia Corporation
- January 29, 2002
ClinPhone secures preferred supplier status
ClinPhone Group, the industry's leading specialist provider of electronic clinical trial management solutions, announced today that it has agreed to a preferred supplier alliance with Pharmacia Corporation, one of the world's premier pharmaceutical companies.
Pharmacia has chosen ClinPhone - which has facilities in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe - as a partner for clinical research services. Under the alliance, Pharmacia will utilize ClinPhone's telephone and internet-based trial management solutions. These include Patient Direct, a service which allows date and time-stamped data to be collected directly from patients using their telephone keypads; ClinPhone.cns, which provides telephone-based psychiatric rating scales and ClinPhone.cdr, a telephone-based service for testing cognitive function.
"Pharmacia will share its development plans with ClinPhone to allow us to plan future workloads and the best strategies for managing specific projects," commented ClinPhone Inc. General Manager Dr. Howard Goldberg.
"We believe that this new closer relationship will allow us to focus our resources on a key client. This in turn will allow better sharing of 'best practices', which will result in faster cycle times to set up new projects, greater efficiencies in managing projects and lower costs. These processes will also allow ClinPhone to obtain greater efficiencies across its entire business."
ClinPhone established a relationship with both Monsanto's G.D. Searle unit and Pharmacia & Upjohn prior to the 2000 merger that created Pharmacia Corporation. The merger served to solidify an already strong relationship with ClinPhone.
ClinPhone solutions have been used in more than 600 global clinical trials throughout 80 countries and over 60 languages. The company has offices in Princeton, Chicago and San Francisco as well as its headquarters in Nottingham in the United Kingdom and a central European facility in Brussels, Belgium.