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Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative Kicks Off at BIO2014

June 27, 2014

The Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative holds market launch at BIO2014 in San Diego, providing pharmaceutical and medical device companies centralized access to Ohio's medical schools and affiliated entities for clinical trial development.

According to a media release, the pharmaceutical industry faces a challenging and expensive process for conduct of clinical trials required to assess the safety and efficacy of promising therapeutics and devices. The OCTC streamlines the contracting, budgeting, approval of human subject use and patient recruitment/enrollment processes so medical discoveries can move to market faster. With financial support from the State of Ohio, its founding members are Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati.

"The OCTC will establish Ohio as one of the most efficient and effective states in which to develop new medicines and treatment strategies. Ohio is the only state that has three National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards centers. This concentration of excellence in a single state provides the opportunity to access an exceptionally strong research and clinical trials network to support the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries' development requirements," said James Chmiel, MD, Chief Executive and Director of the OCTC.

John Peterson, PhD, Global Business Development Director of the OCTC, stated, "We are pleased to launch the OCTC onto the global stage at BIO2014. Biopharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations now can access our statewide network of premier translational science centers, hospitals, clinical investigators and patient populations through a single contact point."

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