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Clinical Trials Day 2023

May 20th is Clinical Trials Day. This special day serves as a reminder of the invaluable contributions made by researchers, healthcare professionals, and study participants in advancing medical research. Their dedication and commitment to improving healthcare outcomes are commendable. Let us celebrate the progress made through clinical trials and look forward to a future of continued innovation and breakthroughs!

Clinical Trials Day commemorates the date when Dr. James Lind, a naval surgeon, conducted the first controlled trial. Lind designed a comparative trial of the most promising cures for scurvy that commonly plagued sailors in 1747. Twelve affected soldiers were divided into 6 groups, each receiving a different supplement in addition to their regular diet. Cider, sulfuric acid, vinegar, seawater, oranges and lemons, and barley water were tested. Those receiving the citrus fruit saw positive effects and began recovering immediately. This discovery led to the addition of citruses to sailors’ diet.

In 2004, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) proposed the idea of establishing Clinical Trials Day to recognize the significance of clinical trials in advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care.

At Cromos Pharma we are proud to play our part in helping to advance medicine and improving the lives of people all over the world by managing clinical trials across 20 countries.

About Cromos Pharma

Cromos Pharma is a US-based, international contract research organization delivering fully integrated clinical research solutions, in all trial phases, across a wide range of therapeutic indications. Our expert team, comprised of 95% MDs, has extensive expertise in study design, medical writing, regulatory affairs, site management, patient recruitment and data management.

Cromos Pharma has experience in delivering success in a wide range of trial types, from biosimilars and generics, to successfully managing trials of novel therapeutics in a wide range of clinical indications. Our team provides full-service solutions to international pharma and biotech companies in high-recruiting regions, assuring exceptional data quality. Cromos Pharma combines global expertise with in-depth experience and knowledge in the US, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Republic of Georgia, and Türkiye resulting in rapid patient recruitment. Our team has met or reduced enrollment timelines in 95% of conducted trials.

We provide accelerated study start-up timelines in our regions of operation. Regulatory inspections by FDA and EMA and site audits attest to the highest quality of our clinical data.

Established in 2004, Cromos Pharma has strong regional experience that is supported by a global network of offices. Its international HQ is in Portland, Oregon, USA and its European HQ is in Dublin, Ireland.

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