Symbios Clinical, a new contract research organization (CRO) based in Minnesota, has recently begun formal operations. The CRO focuses on the medical device industry. The company began with $500,000 in start-up financing. Co-founders Ethan Rooney and Ryan Wilson began the company after careers in the medical device sector, both working for large companies. During an interview conducted by CenterWatch, Ethan Rooney elaborated on the need for such a CRO in the medical device industry:
"We see a need out there for a specialized CRO that speaks to the device industry and understands the nuances that go along with it. When working with CROs that are not familiar with medical devices, there is a language barrier there, and that spills over into their ability to work effectively with the clients. So in many cases the technology is different, and there is a major learning curve regarding how the product will work with a patient’s anatomy and physiology," said Rooney.
-The full article on Symbios Clinical was posted in the July 24th issue of CW Weekly. To read this article, or any other CenterWatch stories, please click here.