Covance and Frenova Renal Research Establish Innovative Research Collaboration

September 17, 2014
Applied Clinical Trials

Covance and Frenova Renal Research announced a new research collaboration

Covance and Frenova Renal Research, a Fresenius Medical Care North America company, announced a new research collaboration designed to find more effective treatments for patients living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD).

This collaboration enables Covance to use its powerful analytics capabilities to conduct research on behalf of its biopharmaceutical clients using Frenova’s database, which features longitudinal data on more than 393,000 CKD patients and 980,000 ESRD patients. The goal is to improve the lives of kidney patients by looking at which treatments are most effective. The data will be used to better understand the burden of illness, treatment patterns, medication adherence, and comparative safety and efficacy of medical treatments in the real world. The collaboration will also help new drug sponsors assess protocol feasibility, select study sites, conduct targeted patient recruitment and determine optimal sample size.

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