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DrugDev founder Melissa Easy is 2015 Partnerships in Clinical Trials Woman of the Year

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DrugDev has announced Melissa (Liss) Easy, company founder and current president of DrugDev SiteStart, is the 2015 Partnerships in Clinical Trials Woman of the Year.

The Woman of the Year award honors a leader in the clinical trials industry, a mentor and an advocate for other women in the organization. Organizers announced Easy’s selection at the Women’s Clinical Leadership Forum & Dinner during the conference. Easy was a finalist for the award in 2014.

Debra Chipman, CEO of IIR USA, which produces the Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference, said, “We congratulate Liss on this well-deserved honor. Throughout her career Liss has shown tremendous leadership in working to improve the way the pharmaceutical industry conducts clinical trials.”

Easy founded DrugDev to correct the inefficiencies in the process of matching clinical trial investigators to pharma protocols. Its mission is to bring sponsors and investigators closer together by focusing on the needs of the doctors and providing them with better technology-driven solutions, service and more open communication.

DrugDev started with a network of cardiologists, and has since grown through referral and invitation into the world’s largest opted-in investigator network and data sharing platform, reaching more than 80,000 active investigators in 115 countries who are actively seeking new clinical trial opportunities. DrugDev has expanded its suite of technology solutions to include contracting and regulatory document management known as SiteStart, Investigator payment services, a site optimization platform TrialNetworks, and a data solutions platform known as SiteCloud.

Last month, Easy was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal “40 Under 40” list which spotlights 40 dynamic, up-and-coming leaders less than 40 years of age for their professional accomplishments and community involvement. 

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