Concentrics Research

Company Overview

Concentrics Research is a unique CRO specializing in late-stage (Phase II-IV) research. With nearly 30 years of expertise in clinical research and healthcare marketing research, we excel in creating and executing custom research to meet your needs.

At Concentrics, we’re centered around you -- your specific drug or device, your specific research needs, your commercialization goals. No two studies are exactly the same. Our staff of 100 specialists surrounds your team and your drug/device with concentric circles of knowledge, experience, service, and performance excellence.

The discipline of good science combined with creative and strategic thinking provides a powerful framework. We start with your goals in mind and work backward from each of them to assure that we have built innovative and effective solutions. Often these goals can be integrated to save time and money.

Contact Information

Julie Aker
President
Concentrics Research
9335 Delegates Row
Indianapolis, IN 46240
USA
800-800-5525
317-705-2180 (fax)
julie.aker@concentricsresearch.com
www.concentricsresearch.com
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Products and Services

At Concentrics, we look at your needs from a unique perspective in order to find creative solutions. Thinking about your goals from every angle allows us to explore a variety of possibilities.

Our company is unique, in that we have two distinctly different and separate divisions that work closely together. The two divisions, Clinical Research and Healthcare Marketing Research, operate independently. However, we create an integrated team when the project requires elements of both disciplines. The result is a powerful team for our clients. Our integrated teams understand how to capitalize on early market insights, which provides the framework necessary for successful product commercialization.

Clinical Research Division

At Concentrics, our staff has conducted over 1,100 clinical studies in various therapeutic areas for nearly 30. We offer a wide range of CRO services in the area of clinical research.

  • Phase I (outpatient)
  • Phase IIb
  • Phase III
  • Phase IIIb
  • Phase IV
  • REMS Studies
  • Claims Research
  • Actual Use Studies

Our Clinical Department has created an environment that attracts and retains talented employees. Our research staff members have multiple years of research experience, participate in regular training including ICH/GCP guidelines, and several staff are CCRC certified. Many staff members have worked in clinical site management early in their careers, allowing them to relate and understand the needs of the sites.

Healthcare Marketing Research

At Concentrics, our Healthcare Marketing Research Department is well-versed in conducting custom research. By starting with your goals in mind, our team work backwards to create innovative and effective solutions to your research needs. We offer the following study types to our clients:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Comprehension Testing
    • OTC Label
    • Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) and Patient Package Insert (PPI)
    • Medication Guide
    • Supplemental Educational Materials
  • Claims Substantiation
  • Sensory and Perception Testing
  • Healthcare Provider Research
  • Home Use Studies
  • Quality-of-Life

Rx-to-OTC Switch

At Concentrics, we have been working on switch studies for nearly 20 years. In recent years, we have worked on 85% of the successful switch programs.

Clinical Services:

  • Dose Ranging Studies
  • Safety and Efficacy Trials

Behavioral Testing Services:

  • Self-Selection Trials (Self-Recognition, Self-Diagnosis, Self-Selection, De-Selection)
  • Self-Recognition Studies
  • Actual Use Studies (Studies on Allcomers & Special Populations)

Healthcare Marketing Research Services:

  • Label Design Consultation
  • Label Comprehension Studies
  • Patient Package Insert, Supplemental Materials Comprehension Research
  • Consumer Insights Testing

Device Studies

Concentrics has worked with hundreds of devices for FDA submission:

  • Human Factors Testing
  • FMEA Testing
  • Usability Testing

Integrated Clinical/Healthcare Marketing Research

We harnessed the power of combining the disciplines of clinical research with the components of healthcare marketing research. The integration of these two departments results in a powerful team for our clients. As a result of years of experience, our integrated teams understand how to capitalize on early market insights, which provides the framework necessary for successful product commercialization.

We conduct a variety of studies in the area of integrated clinical/healthcare marketing research.

  • Use Studies with IND drugs
  • Volumetric Forecasting with IND drugs
  • Sensory Testing
  • Consumer Insights Testing

As a value-added service to our clients, our internal Quality Assurance Department routinely audits our work to ensure quality excellence in the trial.

Center for Research

Our research site is unique in that we have the flexibility to conduct independent clinical research and specialized custom marketing research.

Our research staff members have multiple years of research experience, participate in regular training including ICH/GCP guidelines, and several staff are CCRC certified. Core staff includes 4 nurses, 2 study coordinators, 2 research assistants, 10 physicians and 4 dental hygienists.

Our Team is able to pretest your design, study flow, and questionnaire before launching a full-scale study. This allows our clients to readjust the design and other study elements prior to study initiation. This can often result in savings in time and money for our clients.

Concentrics Strategy Center

Due to the increasing need for the creation of novel and accelerated approaches for clinical development programs for Rx-to-OTC Switch and other unique program needs, the Concentrics Strategy Center was developed in Parsippany, NJ in 2010. This Center is a specialized facility that is intended for multidisciplinary meetings with project teams that have a need for an intensive and focused approach to assessing FDA needs and building a clinical development program or FDA response. Concentrics consultants facilitate group meetings in a facility surrounded by technology so that multiple screens can be viewed and materials can be viewed while crafting a development program or solution. To date there have been nearly 50 strategy sessions on our clients’ key programs. Clients tells us that this environment helps them focus and the facilitation helps them get accelerated results.

Therapeutic Experience

Over the years, Concentrics has completed more than 1,100 studies in a variety of therapeutic categories. While realizing that we are not experts in all therapeutic areas, we possess experience in the following categories:

Gastroenterology

  • Constipation
  • Dyspepsia
  • Heartburn

Chemical Dependence

  • Drug Screening
  • Nicotine Replacement

Nutritional Testing

  • Dietary Supplement
  • Fat Substitutes
  • Weight Management

Endocrinology

  • Diabetes
  • Weight Management

Central Nervous System

  • Analgesics
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Pain Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sore Throat
  • Topical Analgesic

Women’s Health

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Birth Control
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Menstrual Dysfunction
  • Home Testing Devices
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection

Musculoskeletal

  • Joint Support (brace)
  • Joint Flexibility
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Topical Analgesic

Oral Healthcare

  • Cavity Prevention
  • Halitosis
  • Mouth Sores
  • Tartar Control
  • Teeth Whitening

Respiratory

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Cedar Allergies
  • Cold/Cough
  • Cold/Flu Symptoms
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Sinusitis

Genitourinary

  • BPH
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Infectious Disease

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cold Sores

Dermatology

  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Allergic Hives
  • Alopecia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Bunions/Corns
  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
  • Dandruff
  • Diaper Rash
  • Female Facial Hair
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Irritations-Rash
  • Sun Exposure

Cardiovascular

  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Ophthalmology

  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Allergies
  • Glaucoma

Oncology

  • Prostatic Cancer

Clients

For nearly 30 years, Concentrics has worked with leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutritional/dietary supplement, and medical device companies to create and execute innovative research.

"You are the thinking CRO."
-Clinical Director, UK

"You don’t try to be everything. We come to you for your expertise in late-stage research."
-Director, Medical/Clinical Development, U.S.

"You always come up with unique and creative approaches."
-Global Business Development, U.S.

"You project managers are stars."
-Senior Director, U.S.

Many of our clients are listed below:

  • ACNielsen BASES
  • Allergen
  • American Bio Medica Corporation
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Bayer Consumer Care
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Boots Pharmaceutical
  • Braintree Laboratories, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Products
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Ciba-Giegy Corporation
  • CIMA Labs, Inc.
  • DMV International
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Ferndale Labs, Inc.
  • Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • Futuro, Inc.
  • Galderma Laboratories, Inc.
  • GDS Diagnostics (Stanbio Laboratories)
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
  • Gynavations, Inc. (NEBL)
  • Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.
  • Hollister, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products
  • LifeScan, Inc.
  • McNeil Consumer Healthcare
  • Mead Johnson Nutritionals
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Monaghan Medical Corporation
  • Novartis Consumer Healthcare
  • Nutrilite Division, Amway Corporation
  • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Perrigo Company
  • Pfizer Consumer Health
  • Pharmacia & Upjohn
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Ross Laboratories
  • RW Johnson Research Institute
  • Sanofi-Recherche
  • Searle
  • Serono Laboratories, Inc.
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  • TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc.
  • The Upjohn Company
  • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
  • Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

Contact Information

Julie Aker
President
Concentrics Research
9335 Delegates Row
Indianapolis, IN 46240
USA
800-800-5525
317-705-2180 (fax)
julie.aker@concentricsresearch.com
www.concentricsresearch.com
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