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CenterWatch to Reveal Key Findings of Global Investigative Site Survey at Baltimore Conference

BOSTON, MA–February 17, 2009, CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, will present results from four surveys aimed at examining the quality of relationships between sponsors and investigative sites from around the world at ExL Pharma's 4th Investigator Relationship Management conference to be held Feb. 23-24, 2009, in Baltimore, Md.

CenterWatch's Director of Market Research, Mary Jo Lamberti, Ph.D., will provide analysis of the survey results from nearly 2,000 investigative sites from the U.S., Canada and Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, and highlight the attributes investigators rate as most essential in developing an effective sponsor-site relationship.

"I will be presenting real-time data that sponsors can use to work more efficiently and effectively with their sites," Lamberti said. "These are useful findings and solutions that can be immediately implemented into the clinical trial process."

Lamberti will also compare the different regions surveyed and discuss the areas experiencing the most patient enrollment delays, including new insight into the many factors that impact enrollment, such as demanding and complex protocols, the lack of compensation from sponsors, and the lack of drug-naïve subjects.

About Mary Jo Lamberti, Ph.D.

Mary Jo Lamberti, Ph.D. is the editor of the CenterWatch sourcebook, State of the Clinical Trials Industry and has extensive experience conducting research and evaluation in both academia and in the clinical trials industry. Dr. Lamberti is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has published articles in several trade magazines including, Applied Clinical Trials, Good Clinical Practice Journal, and New Directions for Program Evaluation. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from Boston University.

About CenterWatch

Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination for clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. CenterWatch, a Boston-based publishing and information services company focusing on the clinical research industry, is a business of Jobson Medical Information, LLC. We provide proprietary data and information analysis on clinical trials through a variety of newsletters, books, databases and information services used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, CROs, SMOs, and investigative sites involved in the management and conduct of clinical trials.

As a pioneer in publishing clinical trials information, CenterWatch was the first Internet site to publish detailed information about active clinical trials that could be accessed by patients and their advocates. Today, CenterWatch has one of the largest databases of clinical trials actively seeking patients on the Internet. For more information about CenterWatch's publications and services, please visit www.centerwatch.com.