BRANY And Veritas IRB Announce Partnership To Provide AAHRPP-Accredited Services In U.S. And Canada
05/09/2012

BRANY (Biomedical Research Alliance of New York) and Veritas IRB, based in Montreal, Canada, have partnered to provide clinical trial review, compliance and other IRB services in both the United States and Canada.

Online PR News – 09-May-2012 – Lake Success, NY – BRANY (Biomedical Research Alliance of New York) and Veritas IRB, based in Montreal, Canada, have partnered to provide clinical trial review, compliance and other IRB services in both the United States and Canada. The two organizations, both AAHRPP-accredited, will bring their expertise in regulatory and compliance issues when reviewing studies conducted in their respective countries.

“We are pleased to collaborate with our colleagues at Veritas IRB. The ability to submit to just one IRB for multicenter studies in both countries will streamline the process for study sponsors,” says Raffaella Hart, Director of IRB at BRANY. “BRANY shares with Veritas IRB a vision of patient protection as well as seamless services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies that conduct clinical studies in both countries.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with BRANY IRB”, says Dr. Janice Parente, President of Veritas IRB Inc. “Veritas IRB will work in concert with BRANY IRB to fulfill a combined role for sponsors of North American research. As a result, Canadian research participants can be assured that their rights and welfare will be protected by a group of individuals who understand local language, culture and laws, at both the federal and provincial levels.”

A centralized IRB with expertise in both countries will provide an efficient approach to protocol review against a background of local legal issues, cultural attitudes and values. A 2001 National Cancer Institute (NCI) study demonstrated that centralized IRBs were associated with reduced staff effort and faster protocol reviews.

About BRANY
The Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY) is a national organization providing support services to sponsors and investigators involved in research in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, medical devices, biologic, and diagnostic trials. Staffed by multi-disciplinary experts, BRANY is an expedited "end-to-end solution" for clinical trials. With a robust network of more than 200 site affiliates, BRANY is able to offer its partners a turnkey solution for expedited site identification and study startup. To learn more visit www.brany.com target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.brany.com>.

About Veritas IRB
Founded in 1996, Veritas IRB, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary ethica Clinical Research Inc. Veritas IRB offers a full spectrum of ethics review services and risk management solutions for organizations conducting research involving humans across North America. With offices in Canada and Mexico, Veritas IRB is committed to ensuring the safety and rights of research participants, the unbiased supervision of studies, and the conduct of research according to the highest standards of ethical and clinical practice. For more information, please visit:
www.veritasIRB.com.

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