PMG Research, McFarland Clinic in clinical research partnership

WINSTON-SALEM, NC & AMES – PMG Research, Inc. and McFarland Clinic announce finalization of an agreement that formalizes their clinical research partnership. Effective March 1, 2017, PMG Research assumes operation of the clinical research department at McFarland Clinic.

This collaboration brings an increased opportunity for McFarland Clinic patients and the communities of central Iowa to participate in clinical research studies in a broad range of specialties and therapeutic areas. By integrating clinical research into patient care, both patients and healthcare providers will ultimately see lowered costs and faster time to market for potentially life-saving medications, vaccines, and medical devices.

PMG Research, Inc. is an integrated network of clinical research facilities with hub sites located in Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Founded in 1979, PMG Research offers extensive experience in clinical research and a dedication to an exceptional participant experience.

McFarland Clinic began operating a clinical research department in 2005. The organization saw an opportunity in a partnership with PMG Research to continue to grow and expand the program benefiting both patients and physicians.

Andrew Perry, CEO of McFarland Clinic, said, “Our partnership with PMG Research complements the service we provide as a multi-specialty clinic. Patients have the opportunity to benefit from therapies earlier than what might be available and with cost savings. In addition, clinical research advances educational opportunities for our physicians and encourages innovation.”

Jennifer Byrne, CEO of PMG Research, said, “It is with great enthusiasm that we begin our endeavor with McFarland Clinic, whose vision is to be the trusted choice for enhancing the health and well-being of their communities. The commitment of the McFarland Clinic administration, staff, and providers to the care of their patients aligns solidly with our mission to bring clinical research to as many lives as possible. Through this partnership we look forward to further integrating clinical research as a care option within McFarland Clinic.”

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About PMG Research, Inc. – PMG Research, Inc. is an integrated network of clinical research facilities with hub sites located in Champaign, IL; Ames, IA; Cary, Charlotte, Hickory, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem, NC; Charleston, SC; and Bristol and Knoxville, TN. PMG has conducted more than 7,700 research studies for hundreds of pharmaceutical sponsors and CROs since 1979. To learn more, visit www.pmg-research.com.

About McFarland Clinic – McFarland Clinic is Iowa’s largest physician-owned multi-specialty clinic. A total of 277 McFarland Clinic healthcare providers and 1,000 staff members serve residents in 12 Iowa communities with additional communities served by physician outreach clinics.

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