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Biopharmaceutical company to use ProTrials to widely test MDV3100 for prostate cancer and Dimebon for Huntington’s disease
Mountain View, Calif. – May 27, 2009 –
ProTrials Research, Inc.TM, a leader in the clinical research organization industry, today announced Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) has chosen the company to conduct separate international Phase III clinical trials for two novel treatments. ProTrials will test MDV3100 for treating prostate cancer and the investigational drug Dimebon TM as a treatment for Huntington’s disease. Due to the complex nature of these Phase III trials, Medivation again selected ProTrials as its contract research organization partner because of ProTrials’ successful past performance with the company’s Phase I, II and III trials.
“We are working with ProTrials specifically because of its people and their long track records of conducting clinical trials,” noted Lynn Seely, M.D., chief medical officer at Medivation. “While many CROs have research managers that are industry veterans, it’s unusual to find a CRO offering such deep experience levels across the team.”
ProTrials will oversee the Huntington’s trial across the United States, Canada and Europe, and the United States and Canada for the prostate cancer trial. Both clinical trials are expansive in nature, involving hundreds of patients and about 125 test sites total. They will both be randomized and placebo-controlled.
“Medivation’s repeated selection of ProTrials as a clinical trials partner is a nod to our track record of efficiency, cost effectiveness and most importantly, our GCP compliance in conducting clinical trials,” said ProTrials CEO Jodi Andrews. “With prostate cancer being one of the most prevalent types of cancer in men, and Huntington’s disease having no treatments currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, these Phase III clinical trials are crucial for moving potentially life-saving treatments to market.”
Visitors to the upcoming 2009 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), being held May 29-June 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, can learn more about ProTrials in booth #703. ProTrials will also be attending the 45th Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA), being held June 21-25 at the San Diego (CA) Convention Center, and will be in booth #1215.
About ProTrials Research, Inc.
Founded in 1996, ProTrials Research, Inc. is a specialized contract research organization (CRO) with regional clinical research associates and project managers based throughout North America, Canada, and Europe. The company works with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, providing cost-effective site monitoring, project management and associated clinical operations services. ProTrials is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit
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