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CenterWatch Celebrates 15-Year Milestone as Leading Information Provider for the Clinical Trials Industry
Boston, Mass.—August 27, 2009—CenterWatch, a leading provider of industry news, data analysis, and proprietary market research for clinical trials professionals and patients, turns 15 next month and will mark the occasion with a special, newly redesigned edition of it's flagship news publication, The CenterWatch Monthly.
Acquired in 2008 by Jobson Medical Information, LLC, a premier integrated healthcare information and communication services provider, CenterWatch has been one of the most reliable sources of clinical trial news and market information since it's founding in 1994.
"We are extremely proud of this achievement and the contributions we have made in this community," says Chris Pooley, senior vice president of CenterWatch. "We have grown up in an industry that has seen considerable change over the last decade and a half and CenterWatch has continued to change with it to stay relevant."
One of those early efforts was the advent of CenterWatch's clinical trial listings database, an endeavor that began 15 years ago and has grown to become one of the largest and most extensive online listings of clinical trials actively recruiting patients.
"When the Internet was still in its infancy as a viable tool for consumers and businesses alike, CenterWatch went online with its clinical trial listings becoming one of the first sites to do so," adds Pooley. "That move opened up a whole new world for health information seekers while trial sponsors found a revolutionary and critical avenue for patient recruitment. We were a pioneer in that respect."
Today, CenterWatch is still taking advantage of next generation technologies, most notably through a partnership announced last week with TrialX, a health information technology startup that will use its Web 2.0 platform to deliver CenterWatch's trial listings to various online health portals and social-networking sites.
"We realized long ago that this was a technology-driven marketplace," Pooley continues. "This is another step into the future of business and we look forward to our continued evolution in the industry."
Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination for clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. Owned by Jobson Medical Information, LLC, CenterWatch provides 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.