July 2001 – The CenterWatch Monthly : PDF
Ingenix, Covance and PPD Receive Top Ratings from Sites
Site ratings for CRO companies are again mediocre, largely comparable to those from the relationship quality survey taken in 1999. Several notable exceptions: contracting and budgeting, and the grant payment process have significantly worsened, according to investigative sites.
Results show from the 2001 CenterWatch survey show that Ingenix, Covance, PPD, MDS Pharma and Omnicare are the top five CROs rated by the investigative sites with which they work. Missing from this survey's top five: Quintiles, Parexel and Kendle.
A Look at the Internet's Patient Recruitment Matchmakers
The venture capital community has invested more than $50 million for Internet-based companies to build distribution and match patients into clinical trials.
It is too soon to tell if matchmakers offer a viable patient recruitment solution. To date, sponsor adoption of web-based matchmaking has been slow.
Also in this issue:
- CentreStage Europe: An Interview with Scirex's Ingrid Klingmann
- Eye On: Depression