“I have had the pleasure of working with Certus since 2007. From day one, the Certus team has performed more like a trusted part of our business rather than the typical CRO association. There are many factors why we choose to continue to work with Certus. These factors include open honesty , active ownership of projects combined with the quality assurance and dedication of their committed team. Certus is an outstanding organisation and a pleasure to work with. Based on my experience I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.”James McBrayer
“In particular, our relationship with Certus stands out among those with other CRO’s because of its depth of integration. Senior staff members from Certus became an inseparable part of our clinical team with the level of trust far beyond the expectations of a typical vendor relationship, strong personal connections, and unmatched dedication expressed as co-ownership of both successes and challenges we have faced.”Arkadij M. Elizarov, Ph.D.
“Certus’ understanding of the molecular imaging space and their operational focus gives them the capability to take on a project and then to run with it. Certus' operating with little to no oversight was extremely helpful to Varian Medical Systems, allowing us to focus on our core expertise -- without being concerned about the project. There are talkers and do-ers. Certus is full of Do-ers. Given the opportunity, I would be delighted to work with Certus again and also recommend Certus to anyone considering their services.”Thorsten Melcher, M.D
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the Certus Biomarker team… I was very impressed with the excellent attention Certus gave the project, the ownership they displayed in overcoming numerous obstacles and their consistent availability to meet, and work with our team, even on very short notice. They became in integral part of our team, participating seamlessly with both internal and external resources. I wholeheartedly recommend this Certus Biomarker group to anyone needing their unique combination of subject matter expertise and customer focus."Thom Tulip
Industry research indicates the primary reason a sponsor will chose one service provider over another is how well the sponsor and service provider teams work together. “’Team Chemistry’ came out as one of the most crucial items in CRO selection, next to having the right CRO project management team and the relevant CRO experience in the therapeutic area or in the indication.” (Applied Clinical Trials, Key Factors in CRO Selection, September 1, 2010 By Harold E. Glass, Daniel P. Beaudry)
The secondary reason service providers were chosen was their experience areas. “There are talkers and do-ers. Certus is full of do-ers.” This “operational focus” played a part in why Varian Medical System’s Vice President, Thorsten Melcher, M.D. chose Certus. Dr. Melcher also indicated that experience played a large part in why he chose Certus over other CROs.
Later, upon project completion, he expressed strong appreciation for Certus’ ability to run the clinical trial from start to finish and that he never had to worry about the details.
Working with clients ranging from start-up biotechnology companies, to many of the major pharmaceutical companies in the United States, Europe, and Australia, Certus works to overcome the unplanned hurdles that often occur in clinical development. Small company executives have indicated they appreciate the responsiveness and personal attention Certus provides, many of them becoming friends, while Fortune 100 companies cite Certus’ quality assurance, oversight, and imaging experience as a significant choice factor in their clinical outsourcing decision. All services, Statistics, Data Management, Regulatory, Chemistry Manufacturing, Controls, Quality Assurance, Medical Writing, Clinical Monitoring, Clinical Management, are available at Certus.
You will not find a more unified and accessible imaging clinical research organization. Give us a call to begin your project discussions.
Every service provider claims “uniqueness.” What proof exists that Certus is, indeed, out of the ordinary?
No automated phone service, during business hours. When Certus is open, a person answers the phone.
Creativity-This creativity is not limited to visual aids; Certus creates custom protocols, regulatory strategies informed consent documents, study procedures, logos, and illustrations.
Creative staff increase document readability, assists patient recruitment, produce new brochures with timely information, and brainstorm study operations.
True departmental coordination- all services, Statistics, Data Management, Regulatory, Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls, Quality Assurance, Medical Writing, Clinical Monitoring, Clinical Management, Protocol Development, and Imaging Core Lab Services are advertised in the same brochures, and they all report directly to Certus’ President and CEO.
The Imaging Core Lab- started by the same people that started Certus, operates in a completely cross-functional manner. For example, advertisements often cover both clinical and imaging at Certus, and employees are interdisciplinary.
Central imaging laboratories or Imaging core labs have emerged (similar to the advent of blood analysis laboratories and central ECG interpretation facilities,) to provide a quality controlled, standardized image acquisition and management process for sponsor protocols utilizing imaging or imaging endpoints in their clinical trials. Many of these Imaging Core Labs are independent companies that specialize only in imaging. A number of the larger CROs have acquired or developed Imaging Core Labs to provide imaging as part of their service offerings to the pharmaceutical or device community. In most cases, these imaging groups function as independent organizations within the conventional CRO. As such, they have not taken advantage of efficiencies and the shared knowledge base that occurs by having an integrated approach to trial conduct. Certus, by virtue of its organizational structure, employee expertise, and history, provides an integrated approach to managing a clinical research trial utilizing medical images. In cases where Certus is not selected to perform both the conventional CRO and Imaging Core Lab work, the expertise of the CRO segment of Certus enhances the practices of the Imaging Core Lab and vice versa.
We provide clients efficient, effective, and adaptable platforms for conducting research and achieving product and regulatory goals. Our team of statisticians, clinical research staff, project managers, data managers, and scientists is uniquely composed and is strategically aligned to be a truly full-service CRO.
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