ICON Acquires Firecrest Clinical


Company News Release


announced the acquisition of

Firecrest Clinical

, a provider of technology solutions that boost investigator site performance and study management.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Limerick, Ireland, Firecrest Clinical provides a comprehensive site performance management system that has been used by nine of the world’s top-10 pharma companies to improve compliance, consistency, and execution of activities at investigative sites. The web-based solution enables accurate study information, including protocol information, training manuals, and case report forms, to be rolled out quickly and simultaneously to sites. Site behaviour can then be tracked to ensure training is understood, procedures are being followed, timelines are met, and study parameters are maintained.

“Delivering consistent, real-time information to sites and a clear path to follow in the conduct of trials not only boosts the quality of trials, it also drives efficiencies and improves study timelines,” commented Peter Gray, CEO at ICON plc. “We have worked with Firecrest on a number of trials and have seen first hand how their technology improves quality through enhanced protocol compliance and drives efficiencies by reducing data queries and errors at sites. Our combined commitment to quality and our shared vision for using innovative technology to deliver more efficient and effective development programs make the companies a good fit.”

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