SBA Member, 05.03.2019
Clinerion expands into Hungary by adding the University of Debrecen to its international patient network. The university offers clinical trial study sites with expertise in a variety of therapeutic areas.
The University of Debrecen, Clinical Center, has a strong reputation for clinical research, currently running over 360 trials, with 113 starting in 2018, alone. The University is a “Global Prime Site” for IQVIA, a “Premier Site” for Sanofi, and has partnership with several CROs, pharma companies (incl. Pfizer, Novartis, ICON, Parexel).
The University services over 56,000 patients in Debrecen Hungary. It has study sites dedicated to many therapeutic areas, including anesthesiology and intensive care, internal medicine, dermatology, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pathology, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology. All activities are overseen by the University’s Coordination Center for Drug Development.
“The primary mission of the Coordination Center for Drug Development is to strategically and operationally support clinical trials to be implemented at the University of Debrecen,” says Prof. Dr. Dénes Páll, M.D., PhD, Director of the center. “We aim to foster collaborative relationships with all study Sponsors and to develop future key and strategic partnerships with all current and potential partners based on professionalism and mutual benefit. We are committed to sharing relevant knowledge about clinical trials with patients, their family members, and the public in general, as well as other healthcare professionals to promote the added value of personal participation in such trials. Additionally, we focus attention on the implementation of initiatives coming from individual sites and principal investigators concerning improving efficacy, efficiency and patient centricity of the clinical trial process.”
The University of Debrecen will have a higher profile with sponsors and gain participation in international trials of leading-edge medications by being visible on Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer platform. Patients at the university will gain access to leading-edge medical treatments as a result.
“We are very pleased to bring treatments and medicines to patients in Hungary faster, and also allowing clinical studies in the country to be more efficient,” says Ian Rentsch, CEO of Clinerion. “The University of Debrecen, with its wide range of therapeutic areas and deep expertise, will be a great addition to Clinerion’s global site network.”