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FlexCare Clinical Research, LLC (FlexCare) announced formation of the company, a clinical service provider focused on providing study visits in the home or alternate site settings via a network of clinicians.
FlexCare was created to meet demand from the biopharmaceutical industry to accelerate clinical trials and streamline study processes. Traditionally, clinical trials are conducted at investigative sites such as hospitals or clinics, where subjects are required to travel for protocol-related tests and assessments throughout the duration of the study. Consequently, for decades, subject recruitment and retention have become challenges in the timely completion of clinical trials. FlexCare’s service model is designed to take the study to the subject, where protocol activities can be conducted in their home or at other alternate locations. FlexCare’s services also hope to benefit pediatric or geriatric subjects, students and working adults who find participation in traditional studies inconvenient.
FlexCare centrally manages study visits that are conducted by its network of clinicians. Services offered by FlexCare include study drug administration, blood draws and other biologic sample collections, clinical assessments, questionnaires and training at the subject’s home or other convenient location.
With the company’s launch, Gail Adinamis was named to the role of chief executive officer. Concurrent with Adinamis’ appointment, Dr. Gizelle Baker was named chief operating officer and Dr. Debbie Wilkerson, chief scientific officer.