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Bio-Optronics, Inc. and Clinical Research Associates Enter Strategic Relationship


7/12/2010 3:59:49 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Optronics and Clinical Research Associates (CRA) have developed a strategic relationship to provide a turn-key solution for a clinical research site's patient recruitment needs, which couples Bio-Optronics' Clinical Conductor Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) and Clinical Research Associates' patient recruitment offerings.

Clinical Conductor CTMS is a powerful enterprise workflow system for organizing the daily activities involving clinical research. Users are able to automate their regular routine to track all the necessary metrics to maintain a viable research business, create efficiencies to take on more research with the same personnel, negotiate more attractive contracts, and efficiently recruit patients. "More sites have been proactively coming to us looking for ways to recruit faster, run trials more effectively, reduce costs, and be more marketable to sponsors," says Maria Durkin, Bio-Optronics Vice President. Clinical Conductor allows sites to leverage data about protocols and patients and provides the ability to quickly identify potential study subjects within an existing patient database. "We are excited about working with CRA to further enhance clinical trial sites' patient recruitment capabilities," adds Maria.

Clinical Research Associates specializes in patient recruitment and appointment scheduling for the clinical research Industry. "Through our relationship with Bio-Optronics we can now offer our comprehensive patient recruiting services to Bio-Optronics valued clients," states Steven Oddo, CRA President. These services, coupled with Clinical Conductor's powerful recruitment tools, will help sites increase their business by recruiting patients into clinical trials faster and streamlining the workflow for their day-to-day needs.

About Clinical Research Associates

Clinical Research Associates is a very personalized call center that only hires and maintains the highest quality personnel. Our professionals not only handle all inbound calls, but excel at making out bound calls in an effort to increase productivity for our clients. The CRA call center will allow research coordinators to maximize their skills and time by focusing on patients instead of recruiting. CRA's dedicated staff can support your organizations every recruitment need through a number of clinical trial management systems. Our expertise with Clinical Conductor extends through our professional services for inputting new studies and study criteria. The staff at Clinical Research Associates looks forward to serving all your patient recruitment needs. For more information visit www.cr-assocs.com or contact us at (330) 721-4311.

About Bio-Optronics

Bio-Optronics, Inc. develops, deploys and operates software products and custom information technology solutions to help healthcare professionals manage and optimize workflow, thus enhancing quality, productivity, and patient and staff satisfaction. Bio-Optronics has collectively a century of experience working in healthcare devices, services, and information technology. Our people have been directly involved in clinical trials both as manufacturers, and as CROs. Our deep workflow knowledge comes from our experience in manufacturing, Six Sigma, and extensive work with healthcare professionals. For 25 years, Bio-Optronics has demonstrated leadership in innovation, expertise in workflow and integration and a singular approach to unparalleled customer service.

Bio-Optronics, (877) 279-8377, http://www.bio-optronics.com; Maria Durkin, VP, Director Marketing and Operations, mdurkin@bio-optronics.com.

SOURCE Bio-Optronics, Inc.


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