Integrated Clinical Trial Services
Integrated Clinical Trial Services

ICTS Releases White Paper on Clinical Trial Site Optimization, Subject Recruitment and Retention

Raleigh, NC, September 11, 2009 --( Tom Sturgis, president of ICTS (Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC), a strategic clinical trials support company that utilizes more than 300 contract employees internationally to provide pre-trial preparation, recruitment, enrollment, retention, compliance and pre-launch services, has announced the release of a white paper discussing site optimization and enhancing subject recruitment and retention in clinical trials. In the white paper, Dr. David M. Shearer, chief medical officer and vice president of clinical operations at ICTS, discusses how enhanced efficiency in clinical trials will serve as a possible cost saving mechanism during the financial challenges in current global economies. Shearer specifically addresses the implementation of a site optimization process to evaluate potential issues before they happen in order to avoid study delays and the possibility of collecting poor study data. This process will maximize the efficiency of enrollment and adherence to study regimen as well as assure the best quality data. The white paper is now available for download at

“As we navigate through a difficult economy, it is more important now than ever to enhance efficiency and, thus, save money during the clinical trial process,” said Shearer. “Conducting the proper site optimization process is a crucial component to improved trial efficiency and success.”

About ICTS:
ICTS (Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC) is a creative, innovative and flexible partner for strategic clinical trials support. The full-service firm utilizes more than 300 contract employees internationally to provide patient enrollment feasibility, recruitment strategy, consulting, market research and protocol review, project management, concept design and production, media placement, community resource support, compliance and retention, and more. The ICTS management team has completed more than 300 successful patient recruitment programs and combines for more than 60 years of active involvement in patient accrual. A successful trial depends on the quality of the underlying recruitment plan and ICTS is dedicated to constructing the right solution based upon each client’s protocol and needs. For more information please call (919) 388-3964 or visit the Web site at

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