CROMSOURCE Adds Early Phase Research Unit to its Portfolio

Feb 13, 2012, 12:43 ET from CROMSOURCE

VERONA, Italy, February 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

CROMSOURCE srl, an international full service contract research organisation (CRO) today announced the completion of an innovative private-public deal with Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona (CRC), a modern early phase clinical research unit, founded in 2005. The CRC is located in Verona and is now under state and CROMSOURCE ownership.

The early phase clinical research facilities of the CRC occupy about 800 square metres of the 8th floor of the G.B. Rossi Hospital in Verona. The CRC provides full overnight accommodation and is equipped to state-of-the-art levels. Staff at the CRC has extensive international Pharma experience and the CRC is fully integrated within the local medical and scientific community. This provides access to highly motivated, well-defined patient populations and disease groups for Proof-of-Concept studies.

'We are delighted to welcome CRC and its expert team,' stated Dr Oriana Zerbini, Chief Executive Officer of CROMSOURCE. 'For some time we have wanted to add early phase clinical trial capabilities to our comprehensive portfolio of services, and we have now found the perfect way to do so. With this collaboration CROMSOURCE truly becomes a full service CRO, able to provide our customers our support from the earliest part of their clinical development programmes.'

Dr Caffi, Chairman, Integrated University Hospitals of Verona, said 'our commitment to promoting international scientific research is further strengthened through this agreement with CROMSOURCE. Our full range of hospital services and facilities has always been available to CRC and we look forward to providing the same level of support to CROMSOURCE.'

Dr Stefano Milleri, Scientific Director of CRC noted 'for many years CRC has been proud to utilise our expertise and facilities to support the development of medicines on behalf of our clients. CROMSOURCE have a similar history and we share a philosophy of quality, flexibility and intense customer focus. We are therefore very excited to be joining the CROMSOURCE family.'

About CROMSOURCE: CROMSOURCE is an ISO certified, full-service Contract Research Organization providing clinical trial services and staffing solutions since 1994. CROMSOURCE delivers clinical trials across Europe, Russia, Ukraine and the USA. CROMSOURCE provides One Trial One Price - a fixed price guarantee which assures clients that each project will be delivered according to the contract price.

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