ClearTrial Announces Expert Webinar on Functional Service Provider Outsourcing

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The webinar, "Navigating the Functional Service Provider Outsourcing Maze" introduces new outsourcing research from Tufts CSDD and a sponsor case study from Sepracor Inc. The expert panel will explore the latest trends in FSP outsourcing and provide practical guidelines for implementing this model.

ClearTrial (http://www.cleartrial.com), a leading provider of clinical trial software for clinical operations planning, budgeting, and outsourcing, announced today that it is sponsoring a complimentary webinar to help sponsor companies more easily make the shift to a Functional Service Provider (FSP) outsourcing model. Rapidly gaining favor in clinical development, FSP outsourcing presents both real benefits and often unforeseen pitfalls for biopharma organizations. This webinar will explore the latest trends in FSP outsourcing and provide practical guidelines for implementing this model, from experienced professionals who have done it successfully in their own organizations.

Held in conjunction with the Center for Business Intelligence, the webinar is being held live on June 4, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Panel members include Ken Getz, Senior Research Fellow at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development; Jennifer Goodfellow, Senior Director of Clinical Outsourcing for Sepracor Inc.; and Deirdre BeVard, Senior Director of Clinical Services for ClearTrial and the former Senior Director of Clinical Operations at Otsuka.

Attendees of the webinar will discover:

  • Where biopharma organizations are seeing the greatest value from FSP outsourcing
  • How to identify and avoid often overlooked pitfalls in this model
  • Practical guidance for FSP outsourcing, from choosing which functions to outsource to selecting the right vendors
  • The impact of FSP outsourcing on operational planning, budgeting, and resource/project management
  • Key trends in functional service provider outsourcing and how these trends could affect your outsourcing operations

"We are pleased to present such a distinguished panel of experts to provide practical guidance around the complex topic of implementing Functional Service Provider Outsourcing," observed Michael Soenen, Managing Partner of ClearTrial. "As more sponsor organizations move to an FSP model, we believe they can benefit from the in-depth research, analysis, and hands-on outsourcing experience offered by our panel."

To register for the complimentary webinar, visit the ClearTrial website at http://www.cleartrial.com. Please use promotional code CT8514 when registering.

About ClearTrial®
ClearTrial is a leading provider of clinical trial software for clinical operations planning, budgeting, and outsourcing. ClearTrial software helps pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device companies, and CROs expedite the clinical development process without sacrificing quality of results. The company's software products support clinical operations, resource planning, and outsourcing departments with a single solution that promotes speed and consistency, while maintaining flexibility to handle different study requirements. For more information please visit http://www.cleartrial.com.

ClearTrial® and the ClearTrial logo are registered trademarks owned by ClearTrial, LLC, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Any other company or product names mentioned in this release are hereby acknowledged as registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

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