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News & Events 2019-08-13T21:12:02+00:00

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DP Clinical Continues Growth with Addition of Chief Medical Officer

ROCKVILLE, MD – October 30, 2019 – DP Clinical, Inc., a Contract Research Organization (CRO) specializing in infectious disease, neuroscience, oncology, and ophthalmology Phase I-III clinical programs; recently hired Neil Frazer, MB.Ch.B as its Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Frazer is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina and is responsible for providing leadership, strategy, and overseeing the execution of clinical development programs for DP Clinical. With 30 years of experience as a pharmaceutical physician for domestic and global biotechs, pharmaceutical companies, and CROs; Dr. Frazer has provided clinical research, drug development, and product marketing expertise for over thirty drug and device development initiatives in oncology, anti-viral, cardiovascular, dermatology, ophthalmology, respiratory, and gastrointestinal programs in Europe, Australia, and the US.

Dr. Frazer holds an MB.Ch.B (Medical Degree) from the University of Edinburgh Medical School. Dr. Frazer also received the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London (FRCA) and Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Medicine (FFPM) from the Royal College of Physicians.
“Over the past 25 years, DP Clinical has built an impressive organization with the ability to understand, anticipate, and satisfy our clients’ needs,” said Devinder Poonian, President and CEO. “Part of being a great company is being able to attract the best talent in the industry, and we have done that with the hiring of Dr. Frazer. He is a seasoned professional who will add great value to our growing team,” Ms. Poonian continued. Dr. Frazer commented, “DP Clinical is a focused, dedicated, and specialized CRO with a solid reputation of meeting our partner’s needs in multiple therapeutic areas, and it is a pleasure to help the team meet corporate and client goals.”

DP Clinical Sponsored the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium (NASCIC)

DP Clinical again sponsored the third NASCIC Annual Meeting held in Cleveland, OH. This meeting is instrumental in bringing together members for collaboration and interaction. A key objective of this meeting was to discuss strategies for engaging people with spinal cord injuries in research and to identify opportunities to strengthen relationships between members and the research community. Michele Towle, Assistant Director, SCI Program, at DP Clinical, was a panelist on the Partner Panel discussion designed to share information on how the SCI community and researchers can work together – patient-centered research, patient engagement, advocacy efforts, resources needed to improve communication were topics discussed.

NASCIC’s mission is to bring about unified achievements in research, care, and policy by fostering collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community.

NEWS RELEASE: DP Clinical-Supported Study Results in FDA Approval of ADMA Biologics’ ASCENIV™

ROCKVILLE, MD – September 18, 2019 – DP Clinical, Inc., a Contract Research Organization (CRO) specializing in infectious disease, neuroscience, oncology, and ophthalmology Phase I-III clinical programs; congratulates ADMA Biologics’ on the approval of ASCENIV™ (immune globulin intravenous, human – slra 10% liquid). DP Clinical provided a full complement of CRO services for ADMA Biologics program (formerly referred to as RI-002) indicated for the treatment of Primary Humoral Immunodeficiency Disease (PIDD) in adults and adolescents. Click here to read more.

DP Clinical CEO Shares a CRO’s Perspective on Clinical Trial Evolution for Applied Clinical Trials

DP Clinical’s CEO, Devinder Poonian, was interviewed by Applied Clinical Trials for their June issue discussing a CRO’s perspective on the evolution of clinical trials. DP Clinical has been in business for more than 24 years, and Ms. Poonian shares her observations on industry changes, CRO size, and spinal cord injury trials. The article is available at http://www.appliedclinicaltrialsonline.com/clinical-trial-evolution-cro-s-perspective

DP Clinical Inaugural Member of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium

DP Clinical Inaugural Member of the North American Spinal Cord Injury ConsortiumThe North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium (NASCIC) has the mission to bring about unified achievements in research, care, and policy by fostering collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community. DP Clinical is an inaugural member of this important organization that brings together like-minded organizations, individuals, and groups to improve research, care, and policies impacting people living with spinal cord injury, families, and the community. Working collaboratively, the organization is structured to effectively bring out collective change through approved projects.

DP Clinical Leads Critical Aspect of SCI Research

Michele Towle, from DP Clinical, is the Chair of the American Spinal Cord Injury Association’s (ASIA) Clinical Trial Training Program Committee for International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) Training. This new program will allow Sponsors and others to access formal ISNCSCI training through ASIA. Under Ms. Towle’s leadership, the team has developed processes, guidelines, policies, and training material that will be used to train staff, clinicians, and researchers involved in spinal cord injury clinical trials. The ASIA program will provide an opportunity for dissemination and training of international standards to the entire SCI community, including current and standardized material useful for both research and clinical practice.

DP Clinical Serves on ASIA’s Autonomic Standards Committee and Membership Committee

James Hamer from DP Clinical is a member of the American Spinal Injury Association’s (ASIA) Autonomic Standards Committee. This Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of new standards documents related to spinal cord injury as well as continuous review and improvement of the existing ASIA documents on neurological and autonomic standards. The Committee is also responsible for the development of the online training program for ASIA standards and for the development and oversight of the International Data Sets project.

Michele Towle from DP Clinical has been a member of the ASIA Membership Committee since 2013. This Committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining individuals in the SCI community who have made a difference in the delivery of care for persons with SCI. The ASIA Membership Committee has expanded its role to cultivate relationships and communication in the allied health and scientific community in an effort to harness the concept of “bench to bedside” management of SCI. Also, in an effort to bring new members up to speed, a “mentorship for new members program” was initiated to facilitate early engagement in the learning and leadership opportunities ASIA has to offer. This committee serves both the best practitioners of today and those that will define the best evidenced-based practices of tomorrow.

DP Clinical Assistant Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Elected to Board of U2FP

Michele Towle, Assistant Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, at DP Clinical has been elected to the Board of Directors for Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (U2FP) and will serve a three-year term. U2FP was founded in 2005 by three women living with paralysis as either spinal cord injury survivors or family members. U2FP is committed to the achievement of cures for paralysis through education, advocacy, and support for scientific research.

DP Clinical Assistant Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, to Participate in NINDS SCI Common Data Elements Oversight Committee

Michele Towle, Assistant Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, at DP Clinical has accepted an  invitation to participate in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Spinal Cord Injury Common Data Elements Oversight Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to annually review SCI common data elements based on recommended updates and feedback and also to make recommendations regarding suggested corrections and updates.

NINDS conducts spinal cord research in its laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and also supports additional research through grants to major research institutions across the country. Advances in research are giving doctors and patients hope that repairing injured spinal cords is a reachable goal. Advances in basic research are also being matched by progress in clinical research, especially in understanding the kinds of physical rehabilitation that work best to restore function.

Events

Come meet the DP Clinical team at the following conferences:

Jim Hamer, Senior Clinical Project Manager at DP Clnical, will be a panelist at the 2019 Neurotech Leaders Forum’s session entitled, “Trials and Tribulations: Addressing Issues with Neuromodulation Studies.”  The panel will examine several recent clinical trial failures and discuss strategies for designing a successful trial.  The forum will be held at the Embassy Suites, San Francisco Airport Waterfront November 4-5, 2019.

http://www.neurotechreports.com/pages/leadersforum.html