Bagan Strinden Vision Research

Center Information

North Dakota / Melanie Rinkenberger
COA, Study Coordinator
Bagan Strinden Vision Research
4344 20th Ave South
Fargo, ND 58103
P: 701-293-8242
F: 701-293-0909

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas


Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 3
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 50
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 95%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 100%

Center Overview:

Bagan Strinden Vision is a private fast growing Ophthalmology practice with staff to conduct trials on a full time basis. Our mission is to treat our patients with compassion using the latest technology and offering them the most improved methods of treatment and procedures.

Research experience:

BSV has 5 years conducting trials. Those conducted are trials for Avedro for corneal cross linking, Alcon glaucoma trial as well as Allergan.

Facility description:

Our center is an out patient facility with capabilities to perform over night studies. It is a main level clinic with no steps or elevators. It offers public transportation availability with local hospital within 5 minutes. We are equipped with all equipment necessary to conduct most trials.

Investigator experience:

We have 2 investigators, Dr Tom Strinden who has a history of conducting trials prior to joining this facility. Also Dr Steve Bagan. Together the surgeons have performed over 30,000 surgeries including standard and advanced technology cataract , refractive, corneal and lid procedures. We are the only facility in this area to be chosen to conduct the corneal crossing linking trial for keratoconus and post refractive ectasia.

Staff expertise:

Melanie Rinkenberger COA who is the facilities Study Coordinator is in the process of getting certified as a CRC. She has a total of 7 years experience with conducting trials. Sarah Swanholm OD and Wendy Voeller have 5 years experience.

Patient demographics:

We have a large data base of patients from youth to geriatric. We are in a large city with patients from many rural communities . We have always been successful with enrollment.

Other information:

We use a central IRB. We are an aggressive practice with special attention to new procedures and upgrades in equipment. We are enthusiastic and strive for attention to detail and enjoy working with trials.

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