Press Releases–2014

Enhancements to CenterWatch’s Clinical Trials Listing Service Improve Trial Visibility to Aid Patient Recruitment

Boston, MA – Nov. 19, 2014CenterWatch, a leading publisher of clinical trials information, announced today that it has launched strategic navigational enhancements to its award-winning Clinical Trials Listing Service™ (CTLS™), the largest international database of phase I – IV clinical trials, to help sponsors, contract research organizations and research centers more successfully reach and recruit new clinical trial study volunteers.

According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development and a recent report in the October 2014 issue of The CenterWatch Monthly, 48% of sites either under enroll or fail to enroll volunteers. CenterWatch's enhancement goals for its listing service aim to help with these challenges by improving visibility of new and updated trials-including direct navigation, a sorting feature and graphical tags-to help patients find appropriate trials faster and provide sponsors with much needed access to an active and engaged patient audience.

“Patient recruitment has been and still is one of the industry’s biggest challenges,” says CenterWatch COO Joan Chambers. “Our goal is two-fold: to help alleviate some of those challenges for sponsors while continuing to offer the largest, most accessible and easy-to-use database of clinical trials for patients.”

As patients increasingly turn to online resources to find clinical trials information, CTLS™ has also seen a sharp rise in page views and users—a 45% increase in search visibility in the last year and a 17% increase in unique annual visitors, to more than 1.83 million, up from 1.53 million a year ago.

As an independent publisher, CenterWatch’s Clinical Trials Listing Service™ aggregates information from a variety of sources including directly from research sponsors and from investigative sites, making it the largest and most comprehensive online listing of industry-funded clinical trials.

**About CenterWatch**

CenterWatch first launched the Clinical Trials Listing Service™ in 1994 to assist patients in finding and volunteering for clinical trials and to help sponsors and clinical research investigators reach and recruit patients online. At present, more than 1.5 million unique patients visit the CTLS™ annually. For more information about the service, visit www.centerwatch.com.