ACPU Announces a New Corporate Membership Class and a Strategic Partnership With HealthCarePoint

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ACPU invites Clinical Pharmacology Units to join as corporate members and announces a strategic partnership with HealthCarePoint that provides corporate members with tools to leverage cost savings and compliance training efficiencies.

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Our partnership with ACPU allows CPUs to minimize redundancies and leverage a combined purchasing power to help the industry do what it does best: finding better cures for the benefit of humankind.

During the opening session of the Association of Clinical Pharmacology Units (ACPU) annual meeting today, Donna Dorozinsky, ACPU president, announced the creation of a new corporate membership class. For the first time, Clinical Pharmacology Units (CPUs) can join ACPU directly. Ms. Dorozinsky also announced a strategic partnership with HealthCarePoint to provide new corporate members with access to HealthCarePoint’s popular buying club and PET-ABC® (HR management software) in addition to discounted access to HealthCarePoint’s TrainingCampus eLearning system.

"This is the start of a new era for ACPU," said Ms. Dorozinsky in her opening address. "This fits our mission of helping CPUs improve quality, safety and operational efficiency. Having access to HealthCarePoint’s purchasing club will allow even small CPUs to realize the buying power of much larger corporations. And HealthCarePoint’s HR and educational network will allow our new corporate members to achieve a higher level of efficiency and transparency in the critical area of employee clinical study compliance training."

"This important partnership enables us to help ACPU achieve its mission," says Al O. Pacino, HealthCarePoint President. "By eliminating the cost barriers to technology we are able to connect CPU sites with sponsors, CROs, and IRBs. Our partnership with ACPU allows CPUs to minimize redundancies and leverage a combined purchasing power to help the industry do what it does best: finding better cures for the benefit of humankind."

"ACPU’s new corporate membership is great news for Clinical Pharmacology Units," said Dr. William Smith, President of New Orleans Center for Clinical Research. "CPUs can now directly participate as ACPU members. The partnership with HealthCarePoint allows CPUs to save money on commonly used products and services. Access to HealthCarePoint’s HR management and training software will enable CPUs to improve their staff training and compliance programs."

About ACPU

ACPU is the home for the Clinical Pharmacology Unit community. While other groups address the science of early phase studies, ACPU is the only organization that provides support for CPUs and staff to meet the significant operational challenges of early phase study conduct. ACPU members are a community of Clinical Pharmacology Units, their staff, and CPU support professions. For more information please visit http://www.acpu.net.

About HealthCarePoint

HealthCarePoint is a standards consolidator focused on creating and establishing professional user-based tools and business-to-business networking technologies. Members use our cutting-edge networking technologies to streamline business and compliance processes by connecting organizations, their employees and contractors through a series of shareable, VIP Opt-In collaborative networks seamlessly integrated to perform daily tasks and activities, and exchange and update information in real time globally. Members also use our leverage to save time and financial resources on millions of products, services and specialties used in the everyday supply/service chain management of healthcare and clinical research. For more information on how you can become involved, please visit http://www.HealthCarePoint.com, e-mail info(at)HealthCarePoint(dot)com or call 512-302-3113.

Media contact for ACPU: John Rosenblum john_rosenblum(at)comcast(dot)net +1 802-734-2468.

Media contact for HealthCarePoint: Al O. Pacino II, President: Info(at)HealthCarePoint(dot)com, +1 512-302-3113.

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