Rho, a privately held CRO based in Chapel Hill, N.C., has been awarded a new cooperative agreement to provide statistical and clinical coordinating services to the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation (DAIT), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The CRO will provide these services for DAIT’s large clinical research consortia in the areas of asthma and allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases and transplantation.
The largest federal contract in Rho’s 31-year history, the award is valued at approximately $16.5 million per year for seven years. Additionally, supplemental funds of approximately $6.8 million have been awarded for the first year.
“Rho is excited to be selected as DAIT’s Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center to support the important work they are doing to help combat serious health concerns, such as asthma and allergies, autoimmune diseases, and transplantation,” said Russ Helms, Ph.D., chief executive officer for Rho. “Rho’s expertise and resources will help assure top-notch operational support, statistical analysis, clinical data management and bioinformatics services.”