Medical Device Consultants (MDCI), a contract research organization (CRO) serving the medical device and in-vitro diagnostics industry, has entered into a strategic partnership with UK-based CRO Clinical Development & Support Services Ltd (CDSS) to support medical device clinical trial design and conduct in US and Europe.
The relationship will allow clients access to both organizations’ core strengths and geographical expertise. The service expansion will be accomplished through mutual referrals, coordinated sales, marketing, and presentation activities.
Leslie Rose, director of clinical services at MDCI, said: “Our primary aim is to fully support clients as they design and conduct medical device and IVD clinical trials both in the US and Europe. The CDSS network of employee and contract clinical research professionals in the UK and across Europe complements MDCI’s full service CRO activities.
“This collaboration of two former competitors combines our strengths to provide broader and deeper clinical and regulatory solutions for all of our medical device clients.”
John Illingworth, managing director at CDSS, said: “We recognize that our clients need to ensure their clinical research plans meet International regulatory requirements especially in the US and Europe. MDCI’s extensive regulatory expertise and network of clinical research professionals in the US makes our alliance a perfect match to achieve this.
“The blend of both CDSS’ and MDCI’s skills and infrastructure will allow us to provide all the benefits of working with a large, multinational CRO, whilst retaining the personal, tailored service that both companies pride themselves on.”