The University of Debrecen Brings Hungarian Patients in to Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer


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Clinerion expands into Hungary by adding the University of Debrecen to its international patient network. The university offers clinical trial study sites with knowledge in a variety of therapeutic areas.

The University of Debrecen, Clinical Center, has a reputation for clinical research, currently running over 360 trials, with 113 starting in 2018, alone. The University is a “Global Prime Site” for IQVIA, a site for Sanofi, and has partnership with several CROs, pharma companies (incl. Pfizer, Novartis, ICON, Parexel).

The University services over 56,000 patients in Debrecen Hungary. It has study sites dedicated to many therapeutic areas, including anesthesiology and intensive care, internal medicine, dermatology, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pathology, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology. All activities are overseen by the University’s Coordination Center for Drug Development.

“The primary mission of the Coordination Center for Drug Development is to strategically and operationally support clinical trials to be implemented at the University of Debrecen,” says Prof. Dr. Dénes Páll, M.D., PhD, Director of the center. “We aim to foster collaborative relationships with all study Sponsors and to develop future key and strategic partnerships with all current and potential partners based on professionalism and mutual benefit. We are committed to sharing relevant knowledge about clinical trials with patients, their family members, and the public in general, as well as other healthcare professionals to promote the added value of personal participation in such trials. Additionally, we focus attention on the implementation of initiatives coming from individual sites and principal investigators concerning improving efficacy, efficiency and patient centricity of the clinical trial process.” 

The University of Debrecen will have a higher profile with sponsors and gain participation in international trials of leading-edge medications by being visible on Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer platform. Patients at the university will gain access to leading-edge medical treatments as a result.

“We are very pleased to bring treatments and medicines to patients in Hungary faster, and also allowing clinical studies in the country to be more efficient,” says Ian Rentsch, CEO of Clinerion. “The University of Debrecen, with its wide range of therapeutic areas and deep expertise, will be a great addition to Clinerion’s global site network.”

About Clinerion

Clinerion accelerates clinical research and medical access to treatments for patients. We use proprietary technologies for analysis of patient data from our global network of partner hospitals. Clinerion's Patient Network Explorer radically improves the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical trial recruitment by offering data-driven protocol optimization, site feasibility evaluation and real-time patient search and identification to match patients to treatments. Our technology solution provides real-world evidence analytics for medical access. Clinerion facilitates the participation of partner hospitals in leading-edge, industry-sponsored trials and time savings in patient recruitment. We create innovative and disruptive fit-for-purpose solutions which enable pharmaceutical companies to shorten patient recruitment and save costs by streamlining operations and leveraging strategic intelligence. Clinerion’s proprietary Big Data analytics technologies leverage real-time data from electronic health records which comply with international patient privacy and data security regulations. Clinerion is a global data technology service company headquartered in Switzerland.

Clinerion website:

Clinerion’s Patient Network

For more information, please contact:

Le Vin Chin

Director, Head of Marketing & Communications

Clinerion Ltd

Elisabethenanlage 11, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Tel.: +41 61 865 60 54


About University of Debrecen

The University of Debrecen, one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Hungary operated continuously in the same city. It is also one of the research universities of national excellence in the country offering the widest spectrum of educational programs in 14 faculties and 24 doctoral schools. The roots of higher education in the city reach all the way back to the 16th century and the foundation of the Reformed College of Debrecen in 1538. The College played a central role in Hungarian education and culture for centuries. Today the University of Debrecen is a leading and prominent institution of higher education in Hungary. It is not only at the forefront of Hungarian and international education but also active in the fields of research, innovation and development, and enjoys fruitful links with the business sector. The ever-changing social and economic environment demands continuous renewal from the institution and there is a constant need to adapt to new requirements. The University of Debrecen’s mission is to contribute to the education of future generations in cooperation with Hungarian and international partners, with high-quality interdisciplinary programs, and research built on versatile and practical experience.

Besides education, the institution also provides European-quality patient care with comprehensive services to fulfil its obligations in the city, county, and region and often on the national level as well. University Clinics employ 484 medical specialists and the 1,884 healthcare staff provide 491,656 nursing days annually. Completed specialist doctors’ hours are 299,364. The University operates a total of 1,710 beds which makes room for 95,210 inpatient cases annually with an average length of stay at 5.2 days. The number of outpatient cases is 869,345, nearly 50% of the 5.7 million medical treatments initiated are managed through outpatient care.

University of Debrecen, Coordination Center for Drug Development website:

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Dénes Páll


University of Debrecen, Coordination Center for Drug Development

Tel.: +36 52 411-717

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