CARLSBAD, CA – September 16, 2013 – Parimed Inc., a full service CRO for clinical development projects, has acquired the operating interests and assets of Patient Recruiters International, Inc. (PRI). PRI is expected to give Parimed expanded capabilities and innovative tools in patient recruitment.
With patient recruitment and retention as a critical part of the success of research studies, Parimed’s PRI operating unit accelerates the recruitment and enrollment process and reduces per-patient recruitment costs for Sponsors.
“Patient recruitment presents one of the great challenges to the timely completion of clinical trials for new drugs and biologics.” According to Parimed’s Chief Medical Officer, AnnKatrin Petersen, M.D. M.Sc. “The acquisition of PRI allows Parimed to expand its capability to reach patients more effectively, enroll patients quickly, and reach special patient populations by accessing new and exciting technologies for patient engagement.”
Parimed’s PRI provides patient retention methods as well as innovative recruitment solutions combining online and social media strategies with traditional media such as television, video, radio, and print advertising.
PRI has a 12-year history of recruiting subjects for over 300 research studies involving patients, pharmacists, and healthcare professionals. PRI also operates under a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) program that offers quality, compliance, confidence and the ability to go deeper into the screening and consent process.
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