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CenterWatch to Introduce Key Findings from Surveys on Physician Referrals to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Volunteer Experiences at DIA Meeting

BOSTON—June 17, 2009—CenterWatch, a global source for clinical trials information, will present never-before released results from two annual surveys aimed at better understanding physician referrals to clinical trials and study volunteer experiences at DIA's 45th Annual Meeting, June 22-24, 2009, in San Diego, Calif.

CenterWatch's Director of Market Research, Mary Jo Lamberti, Ph.D., will present analysis of 250 physician responses worldwide focusing on factors surrounding physicians' comfort level with referring patients into trials. Her findings will include concerns about trial location, accessibility of a trial for a patient, and general knowledge about a patient's particular disease.

From the volunteer viewpoint, Paul Dewberry, Senior Research Analyst at CenterWatch, will discuss patient experiences in trials across all disease states and will disclose new data on trial participation compensation for study volunteers, which was not previously captured on prior years' surveys. Responses were gathered from approximately 670 volunteers who participated in phase I-IIIb studies, the largest response since the benchmark survey was first released in 2004.

"This year we received more volunteer responses than any other. Additionally, the responses to open-ended questions were superior in quality," Lamberti said. "Patients were more willing to give detailed information which has resulted in much better data and subsequent analysis."

For more information on this presentation and other CenterWatch speaking engagements, visit http://www.centerwatch.com/about-centerwatch/events/index.htm.

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. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has published articles in several trade magazines. Dr. Lamberti 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. We provide proprietary data and information about 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. CenterWatch was also the first Internet site to publish detailed information about active clinical trials that could be accessed by patients and their advocates. Today, we have one of the largest databases of clinical trials actively seeking patients on the Internet.