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MedSource Hires New Vice President of Clinical Operations

MedSource specializes in complex diseases and study designs and has experience in more than 400 trials in Phases I-IV.

Houston, TX, August 14, 2009 --( MedSource, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) providing Phase I-IV clinical trials support, announced today that Ms. Robbie Franks has joined its company as Vice President of Clinical Operations. Ms. Franks brings more than 20 years of industry experience to MedSource in phase I-IV studies and a therapeutic diversity that includes oncology, virology, CNS, cardiology, and endocrinology.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Franks has held senior level operations positions with leading pharmaceutical companies, as well as both small and large CROs, most recently in the role of VP, Clinical Operations for Trio Clinical Research, LLC and previously as a Senior Director, Project Management at i3 Research.

As the Vice President of Clinical Operations, Ms. Franks will provide strategic and managerial oversight of all clinical operations functions including clinical outsourcing, clinical project management, clinical monitoring, vendor management, and client relationship management and will be responsible for organizing and implementing operational strategies for all development projects within clinical research at MedSource. She will be based at the firm’s Raleigh, North Carolina office.

“Robbie’s addition represents new growth in a clinical department that is already deep with experience and knowledge. Since the inception of MedSource, it has been my intent to hire the brightest and most experienced staff we could find and I believe we have been able to do that. The addition of Robbie continues that tradition,” stated Eric Lund, President of MedSource.

MedSource specializes in complex diseases and study designs and has experience in more than 400 trials in Phases I-IV. For more information, visit

About MedSource
MedSource is a premier Contract Research Organization (CRO) based in Houston, TX dedicated to delivering on-time, reliable clinical trial management services. MedSource has been providing quality results in Phase I-IV studies since 2001 and has extensive experience in complex clinical trials, with a particular expertise on oncology related programs. They have quickly grown into one of the premier CROs in North America and have been recognized as an Inc. 500 company. With clinical trial monitors located throughout North America and active vendor relationships globally, MedSource is able to quickly and effectively meet the clinical trial needs of their clients. More information about MedSource can be found at or by calling (281) 286-2003.

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