Meridian Clinical Research has acquired Regional Clinical Research, expanding its North American footprint to more than 20 investigative sites. Meridian, which is celebrating its twentieth year in business, now supports more than 60 principal investigators. The acquisition also enhances Meridian’s existing therapeutic expertise in infectious diseases, neurology, and women’s health.
OMAHA, NEB. (PRWEB) JULY 22, 2019
Meridian Clinical Research, LLC, based in Omaha, NE, has acquired the assets and operations of Regional Clinical Research, Inc., expanding its North American footprint to more than 20 investigative sites.
Regional was established in 1993 by Bruce Bowling, MD, and Victor Elinoff, MD, and operates four research sites in the southern tier of New York. Meridian and Regional are longtime members of Platinum Research Network. The acquisition enhances Meridian’s existing therapeutic expertise in infectious diseases, neurology, and women’s health.
“This is a perfect addition,” said Nicole Osborn, founder and CEO of Meridian. “We’ve known Regional’s leaders and collaborated on best practices for years. Their team shares our mentality and our sense of purpose for patient-centric research.”
Meridian is strategically aligned with 7 top-10 sponsors and 8 top-10 contract research organizations (CROs) — Osborn said the company’s acquisition of Regional is a response to client requests to expand relationships. “This strengthens our therapeutic depth in the right areas and gives us room to scale naturally,” she said. “Our clients want efficient and high-quality research. Acquiring Regional ensures we can grow sustainably while maintaining our high standards.”
“This is a positive step for both companies, our partners, and our clients,” said Debra Gabrielson, CEO of Regional and new Vice President at Meridian. “We’re aligned with Meridian in many ways and we’re eager to leverage its unique resources and programs.”
Dr. Bowling and Dr. Elinoff, who shared ownership of Regional, also expressed their satisfaction with the acquisition. “Through almost 30 years we carefully shaped a company that advanced medicine in a uniquely compassionate way. We established a team and legacy we’re proud of, and now more than ever, we know Regional is positioned to thrive as part of Meridian.”
In addition to three other sites, Regional has also partnered with United Health Services Hospitals since 2002 to conduct outpatient research, and has a total of 10 principal investigators. Meridian, which is celebrating its twentieth year in business, now supports more than 60 principal investigators.
“Regional’s management team and all of its employees will join the Meridian family, and we look forward to achieving more than ever together,” said Osborn.
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About Meridian Clinical Research
Meridian Clinical Research partners with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to research new pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and diagnostics that could improve human health and wellbeing. Founded in 1999, Meridian is headquartered at a dedicated research center in Omaha, NE, and conducts Phase I-IV studies at investigative sites across North America. Meridian supports research across numerous therapeutic areas and specializes in high-volume vaccine trials. For more information, visit mcrmed.com.
Nicole Osborn, founder and CEO of Meridian, said the company’s acquisition of Regional is a response to client requests to expand relationships. Meridian is strategically aligned with 7 top-10 sponsors and 8 top-10 contract research organizations (CROs).