BOSTON, February 14, 2018–ClinX, the holding company to ClinEdge and BTC Network, has acquired GuideStar Research. “Guidestar will continue to operate under its own name as a separate business unit with its existing infrastructure, which is great,” said Al Peters, President of BTC Network and Managing Director of ClinX. “ClinX will support Guidestar in its overall service excellence strategy by broadening product lines and adding new skills.”
This new partnership allows ClinX to continue to create a new research site services category dedicated to streamlining operations at the institutional level. The industry is witnessing the first multi-service company that brings a wide spectrum of services to those involved in conducting clinical trials, from hospitals and universities to private practice and dedicated research sites.
ClinEdge President & Managing Director of ClinX, Christian Burns is thrilled to announce the new venture. “Bringing together ClinEdge and BTC Network’s significant experience supporting private practices, health systems and research sites, and GuideStar Research’s unprecedented experience providing services to hospitals, academic organizations and universities was a no-brainer,” comments Burns. “Together with each company’s proven success, we will help deliver the most comprehensive and dynamic support system for research institutions of all types across the industry.”
Ed Michael Reggie, GuideStar Research’s Chairman agrees. “When our teams began exploring collaborative efforts, it quickly became clear that we had an opportunity to combine the top talent in the industry to create an unparalleled clinical research service model,” explained Reggie. “The combined strengths of these three companies is incredibly unique and powerful.”
Best practices from ClinEdge, BTC Network and now GuideStar Research will be incorporated across the organization’s global network of sites and through all of its service offerings. The integrated commercial approach benefits clients with a single comprehensive solution for trial sponsors and research sites focused on operational excellence.
Together as ClinX, the three companies fuse their incredible breadth and depth of services, which include; financial management, coverage analysis, consulting, study cultivation, patient recruitment, research site marketing, staffing, patient travel and more.
ClinEdge is a full-service business development, marketing, and patient recruitment firm dedicated to the success of clinical trials. The company’s two divisions, ClinEdge Engage, a leader in patient recruitment and retention, and ClinEdge Network, a network of high-performing investigational facilities across three continents, cultivate and maintain strong relationships with the world’s leading research facilities, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs).
About BTC Network
BTC Network is an organization dedicated to streamlining the entire clinical trial process. BTC’s integrated network of research sites takes advantage of centralized services including pipeline management, financial operations, regulatory assistance, and patient recruitment. BTC works with sites and sponsors alike to make the conduct of clinical trials more efficient and cost-effective.
About GuideStar Research
GuideStar Research works with hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and physician practices around the country to optimize clinical research programs. From helping to create clinical trial strategies to providing administrative support services, GuideStar Research’s service delivery led by the highest level of expertise is based on operational best practices to ensure clinical research program success.