September 10, 2013, Hinckley, OH – Clinical Research Management, Inc. (ClinicalRM) – a full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) providing services for basic and applied research, clinical trials, and regulatory support – announced today it was awarded a contract by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The intent of the award is to provide a broad spectrum of services for the design and conduct of Phase I-IV clinical trials and clinical studies focused on the screening, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of Sexually Transmitted Infections within the Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinical Trials Group (STI CTG) Program.
ClinicalRM has partnered with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and is one of only three other companies to be awarded this contract. 100% of the total costs of the program will be financed with Federal money. The contract ceiling for the 7-year STI CTG Program for all awardees is $70 M. The STI CTG contract is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract.
Dr. Robert Salata, a Central Investigator on the contract from CWRU, stated, "This is another terrific opportunity to continue the successful work in infectious diseases clinical trials with our partners at Clinical Research Management through the National Institutes of Health. There are significant and evolving challenges in sexually transmitted diseases that these studies will address and hopefully inform national and international guidelines."
The mission of the Program is to foster, develop, and administer a research program that will contribute to human reproductive health and specifically lead to the prevention and control of STIs. The broad public health goals of this research program focus on the prevention of (i) STIs and associated syndromes; (ii) infertility; (iii) adverse outcomes of pregnancy, including preterm birth and low birth weight; (iv) reproductive tract neoplasia; and (v) other chronic STI sequelae.
Victoria Tifft, CEO of ClinicalRM, stated, "ClinicalRM is proud to engage in this critical work with NIAID and CWRU. The award of this contract allows us to continue to build strong and meaningful partnerships with the Government, industry, and academia to combat a variety of infectious diseases."
The NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.
Founded in 1994, ClinicalRM is a full-service CRO specializing in preclinical and Phase I-IV clinical research, clinical trial support, and product development for biologics, drugs, and devices. ClinicalRM prides itself on providing outstanding customer service and exceeding client expectations. For more information, please go to www.clinicalrm.com.