The Medical Research Network (MRN) is the world’s leading provider of home healthcare for patients in clinical trials, specifically aimed at boosting patient recruitment and maximising patient retention.
Established in 2006, the MRN is the longest standing and most experienced organization offering international services in this sector. Running clinical trial visits in the home is a highly specialised niche business requiring on high quality nursing, clinical research expertise and supply chain capability. The organization’s vision is to run clinical research in the community, reducing the workload for the patient and maximising the investment for the pharmaceutical research Sponsor. Headquartered in the UK, the MRN now also has offices in the US and works with international suppliers to provide a global service offering across all major clinical research countries.
As well as home healthcare services, the MRN also offers a site support service where nurses and/or site co-ordinators can be placed into sites. Site support ensures trials are given the focus they need within often overstretched research sites; nurses can be placed as individuals into one or more sites, or deployed as teams to work across regions ensuring patients are identified screened and enrolled into trials rapidly.
MRN also has a strategic partnership in place with World Courier to boost the global reach and effectiveness of community-based clinical trials. The new model combines the MRN’s expertise as an innovator in at-home clinical trials with World Courier’s scale as the global leader in specialty logistics, which will ensure the integrity of trial products all the way to the point of patient administration.
It also provides MRN access to the resources of World Courier’s parent company AmerisourceBergen — including MyCubixx (an RFID-enabled product storage system), as well as specialty pharmaceutical dispensing in select global markets.
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