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ACR Image Metrix Formalizes Imaging Biomarker Development Program

10/18/2011 12:22:25 PM

(Philadelphia, PA; October 18, 2011) – ACR Image Metrix™, a global imaging contract research organization (CRO) with expertise in imaging trial design, techniques and data extraction, has formalized a biomarker and imaging development program.

ACR Image Metrix has partnered with radiopharmacies to overcome the challenging logistics of using radiolabeled tracers as biomarkers in clinical research and has formalized a biomarker imaging development program that includes clinical strategy, trial design and execution.

“ACR Image Metrix has extensive experience and understands the challenges with biomarkers,” stated Michael J. Morales, general manager. “Our strong operational expertise and infrastructure ensure our clients’ data meet regulatory requirements. Additionally, we are currently assisting several sponsors with their biomarker clinical development programs in multiple therapeutic categories. This is a new area for sponsors as well as the FDA, and ACR Image Metrix is adding incredible value to this new frontier in drug development.

“Imaging is being used in earlier research phases as a biomarker to help clarify mechanisms, demonstrate drug activity and provide clinical data to determine whether a device might prove worthwhile,” Morales added. “This approach saves time and money because, if used properly, imaging can lower the variability in influencing go/no-go decisions.”

As a leading imaging CRO, ACR Image Metrix specializes in providing imaging CRO services to assist pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies around the world.

About ACR Image Metrix™

ACR Image Metrix™, an imaging contract research organization (CRO) located in the American College of Radiology Clinical Research Center in Philadelphia, applies imaging techniques to improve the efficiency of drug and medical device development programs. The world-class team of radiologists and imaging scientists at ACR Image Metrix works with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to integrate the appropriate imaging technologies, modalities and clinical design techniques into their imaging studies. ACR Image Metrix has years of experience utilizing state-of-the-art technologies to provide a complete line of imaging services from site qualification and training, study initiation, image management, reader studies and much more. Connect with ACR Image Metrix™ on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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