Benchmark Research

Preparing sites for post-acquisition integration

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The seemingly endless number of tasks required to sell a clinical research site often means there isn’t enough attention focused on what happens after the deal closes. Successful post-acquisition integration can be one of the most challenging, yet important, parts of an M&A process.

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Preparing sites for acquisition

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The unprecedented level of M&A activity in the clinical research site sector during the past 24 months has spurred many investigative site owners to consider selling their businesses.

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Mixed experience with the Sunshine Act

Monday, August 1, 2016

Pharmaceutical companies have finished submitting the third batch of data detailing their financial relationships with physicians and teaching hospitals under the Open Payments program, also referred to as the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. Investigators now face the prospect of implementing sophisticated new processes and systems that can track and verify clinical research grant payment information.

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CROs begin consolidating site landscape

Monday, February 1, 2016

Major trends in drug development will reshape the global investigative site landscape. Trends to look out for include patient centricity and big data to CROs assuming responsibility for site effectiveness and patient recruitment.

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A look at the evolving role of study brokers

Friday, January 15, 2016

For many small to medium-sized investigative sites, the scramble to find clinical study opportunities continues to intensify.  Some sites have become part of informal networks that help find available studies for individual members, while others turn to middlemen or trial management firms, often called study brokers, who are available to assist investigative sites in boosting their business development and lead-generation efforts.

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Integrated research partnerships build momentum

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Anticipating the convergence of health­care and clinical research to form learning health systems, a handful of organizations—some originating within the dedicated site network community, others within academia and the Veterans Affairs sys­tem—are partnering with community hospi­tals and large healthcare systems to transform the investigative site landscape.

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Benchmark Research relocates sites, launches six urgent care centers

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Benchmark Research has announced that it is relocating its investigative site locations as part of the launch of six new urgent and family care centers. The U.S.-based site network said it has already begun construction in high traffic retail areas in Austin, Texas; New Orleans, La.; and Sacramento, Calif., with plans to open three more Benchmark Urgent & Family Care Centers in San Francisco and Fort Worth and San Angelo, Texas, in 2016.

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