Our new alliance will disseminate these technologies and provide a venue for continuous quality improvement through ongoing knowledge sharing of best practices.
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
JaxResearch Systems, LLC, and Inclinix Inc. announced today the formation of Encore Integrated Clinical Research LLC (Encore), an affiliation of select independent clinical research sites in the United States and Panama. Encore is led by Dr. Michael J. Koren, who serves as CEO, and J. Tobin Geatz, president and COO.
Sites within the Encore affiliation have committed to the Encore Research Platform – a field proven, web enabled, integrated system of software and knowledge which delivers recruiting excellence and clean data. By standardizing many site processes, the Encore Research Platform streamlines subject identification, study management, clinical operations and training functions. Encore sites further benefit from interconnected access to corporate information, patient data and assistance with the administrative burdens of clinical research.
Michael J. Koren, M.D., F.A.C.C., CEO of JaxResearch Systems, the company that initially developed the Encore Research Platform, pursued the alliance as a “natural progression of our development and successes to date.” Koren noted, “In light of increasing sponsor demands for high volume, error-free clinical research data, sites must continue to professionalize their operations. The Encore Platform delivers quality and consistency based on years of experience at investigative sites. Our new alliance will disseminate these technologies and provide a venue for continuous quality improvement through ongoing knowledge sharing of best practices.”
Tobin Geatz, Inclinix CEO and Co-Founder/President of Encore, stated: “Pairing research sites with patient recruitment expertise is essential in today’s environment. Autonomous outside service specialists inherently add costs and delays. Marrying them internally through Encore makes perfect sense and complements capabilities to deliver timely results at reasonable costs.”
Encore members now include eight research sites including Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, a well-known clinical research center of excellence. Several other qualified sites have been invited to join the affiliation. “We believe Encore affiliation makes sense for ‘good’ sites that hope to become world class. In addition to excellent systems, SOPs, and training, the Encore Platform prepares principals for management succession by standardizing operational functions and reporting to open the door for a potential liquidity event at higher values through consolidated scale.” comments Dan Marks, Vice President of Product Marketing at Encore.
About Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, LLC (JCCR): JCCR is a multi-specialty research organization that operates using a business model designed to maximize the involvement of community-based physicians. Since 1997, JCCR has grown into a network of over 100 physicians working out of 7 multi-specialty outpatient research offices and several hospitals in Florida. JCCR has conducted more than 1,400 studies. More information: http://www.jaxresearch.com.
About Inclinix, Inc.: Inclinix, Inc., is a global clinical trial solutions provider specializing in customized Phase I‐IV clinical trial enrollment solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Services include site recruitment, subject recruitment, patient education and retention. Inclinix clients benefit from 11 years of experience in multiple therapeutic areas, as well as leading edge technologies that meet the challenges of clinical development. Inclinix corporate headquarters are located in Wilmington, North Carolina USA, with additional offices in Annapolis, Maryland and Gothenburg, Sweden. http://www.inclinix.com