Clinipace’s technology-driven service model is designed to streamline timelines and generate significant clinical trial transparency and cost savings

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 / Morrisville, NC — Clinipace, a digital clinical research organization, announced today that Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has selected the company to manage and deploy two phase II studies for the ophthalmic prescription medicine, AzaSite®.

Currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, Inspire has initiated two Phase II randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials of AzaSite as a potential treatment of blepharitis, an ocular disease characterized by the inflammation of the eyelids.

Clinipace will provide technology-driven clinical trial services to Inspire including data management (EDC), clinical monitoring, site management, regulatory document management, and biostatistical consulting. To bring increased trial visibility, the project team will utilize TEMPO for Clinical Trials software from Clinipace to manage site initiation, patient enrollment and randomization, clinical data capture, monitoring trip reports, site management, regulatory document tracking, and much more.

“We share a common goal with Clinipace of changing the way we approach the clinical development process – shifting away from some of the more traditional CRO processes and moving towards an integrated technology-driven model,” said Chad Ice, senior director, clinical research, Inspire.

“With Clinipace, we plan to remove unnecessary layers of management and processes,” said Ice. “We believe that Clinipace can help assure that communication with our clinical sites is much more seamless – one of the most vital links driving the success of our clinical trial process.”

“We’re hearing from the market time and time again that pharmaceutical companies are tired of having over-scaled and over-priced resources pitched to them from CROs today,” said Christopher Porter, chief operating officer, Clinipace. “That’s the driving force behind our dedication to providing innovative companies like Inspire a scalable solution with the right kind and quantity of resources to match any size clinical study and operational approach.”

About Clinipace

Clinipace, an experienced digital clinical research organization (dCRO), provides on-demand software and clinical services for phase I-IV clinical trials, registries, and investigator-initiated grant management programs. We serve biopharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as academic medical centers. Optimized by TEMPO™, our web-based software platform, we deliver clinical trial and registry services at up to a 30% savings compared to traditional service providers. Learn more at