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August 2001 – The CenterWatch MonthlyVolume 8, Issue 8
Large Site Networks Quietly Take the Field
Organized site networks are emerging throughout the U.S. during a relatively dry acquisition period for SMOs. Investigators are looking to retain their independence, collegiality and direct interaction with sponsors. They also want to benefit from collective marketing muscle.
Site networks are expanding-often within single geographic and therapeutic area. Many are poised, long term, to offer a broader range of services to member sites.
AMCs Finding and Fueling Growth
Central clinical trials offices continue to report very strong growth in industry-sponsored grant revenue. Institutions also report that they are now involved in much larger numbers of later stage clinical research programs.
Many offices report that they are expanding their service offerings to include new education and training programs and ongoing research support. AMCs are also looking to build broader networks comprising both academic and community physicians.
Also in this issue:
- CentreStage Europe: French, American CROs Form Joint Venture
- Eye On: Alzheimer's Disease