Leverages established clinical infrastructure to facilitate real-time global site support
Boston, MA, November 13, 2012 — WorldCare Clinical, LLC (WCC), a leading imaging CRO focused on maximizing the precision and accuracy of independent assessments in clinical trials, today announced new locations in Brazil, Dubai, Poland, Spain, and Singapore.
In response to sponsors’ requests to provide site support in local time zones and languages, WorldCare Clinical has expanded its technical support capabilities by working with parent company WorldCare Limited’s physicians and coordinators who offer teleradiology and second opinion services.
“Our global infrastructure has been in place for over 20 years and is essential to our business model,” commented WorldCare Limited CEO Nasser Menhall. “We are delighted to provide this service on an as-needed basis to WorldCare Clinical.”
“WorldCare Clinical is excited to expand our ability to provide 24/7 technical support to global sites by working with a pre-existing network of physicians who are already experts in managing radiology and clinical data for independent review,” said Richard Walovitch, Ph.D., president of WorldCare Clinical. “In addition to now having offices in Brazil, Dubai, Poland, Spain and Singapore, we also have access to a network of representatives in Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to provide advanced technical support and training as needed.”
WCC’s WorldPRO data management platform captures and consolidates all data, including images, pathology slides, pictures of skin lesions, patient feedback, and more, and organizes data for a digital central review and streamlined submission to regulatory agencies. This unique solution facilitates fast turnaround time for reviews and presents data uniformly to multi-discipline reviewers to enable the first-ever completely digital central assessment of subjective endpoints for maximum regulatory impact. For both trials that include an imaging component and those that do not, WCC can execute a blinded independent central review (BICR) of any type of clinical data.
About WorldCare Clinical
WorldCare Clinical (WCC) is a leading imaging CRO that employs imaging expertise, innovative technology and operational excellence to maximize the precision and accuracy of a blinded independent central review of clinical trial data. Originally founded in 1992 by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Radiology, WCC has evolved as an independent company while maintaining a strategic relationship with MGH. With a 20-year focus on imaging trials and their specific requirements, WCC provides sponsors with extensive medical, operational, and image management expertise in support of even the most complex study designs. For more information, visit wcclinical.com.
The global health care community has trusted WorldCare since 1994, when it became the first company to offer physician-referred, patient specific, second opinion e-consultations (telemedicine) for serious illnesses. WorldCare benefits patients in 45 countries by providing access to top physicians, cutting edge medical practices and best medical advice through highly specialized electronic medical opinions from the best medical centers in the United States.
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