MERIT: Global Clinical Trial Endpoint Services Provider

MERIT is a global clinical trial endpoint services provider offering reliable and attentive expertise in our therapeutic areas.

 

Our decades of experience allow us to hit the ground running on your project. You can feel confident in our proven track record; MERIT has supported twelve of the top twenty global pharmaceutical companies. Our clients rely on us as a trusted R&D partner.

Ophthalmology

Our ophthalmology team are experts in managing and evaluating images, especially with ocular diseases affecting the retina.

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    ETDRS BCVA

    MERIT offers comprehensive training, certification, and management of study Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) activities.

    Respiratory

    MERIT offers agile and attentive centralized spirometry expertise as a reliable respiratory services provider.

    Oncology

    We provide end-to-end central oncology imaging services powered by our proprietary single system software, EXCELSIOR™.

    Neurology

    MERIT provides imaging services for neurological clinical trials, particularly those that include retinal biomarkers.

    Cardiac Safety

    MERIT provides standardized collection and review of cardiac safety data.

    Dermatology

    MERIT supports dermatology clinical trials focusing on scar measurement.

    WHAT WE DO

    MERIT is your clinical endpoint expert. We partner with CROs, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies to deliver reliable endpoint services in global clinical trials. Together our work advances and accelerates the improvement of therapeutic options for patients worldwide.

    We standardize MERIT delivers standardized processes for site certification, data DICOMization, reader variability monitoring, and data output. This reduces data variability and risk by providing higher quality data.
    We execute Our project management team provides personalized attention, collaborating closely with our partners to focus on details that drive study milestone achievement and increase site engagement.
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    We provide insight With decades of experience and deep knowledge in specific clinical domains, our team provides insight and actionable information in endpoint assessment. MERIT experts add value to your study by acting as an extension of your medical team.
    We innovate MERIT's EXCELSIOR™ technology platform increases accuracy and efficiency by providing a suite of advanced endpoint analysis tools designed based on our extensive collaboration with biopharma companies.

    WHY MERIT?

    Transparent communication with prompt access to in-house experts

    Deep bench of experienced and tenured staff trained in industry sponsored clinical trials, with a dedicated team for every project

    Efficiencies gained from decades of experience often allow us to provide competitive pricing and shortened timelines for our sponsors and partners

    Proven track record supporting FDA approval of numerous products

    EXCELSIORTM, our cloud-based software solution, is designed for imaging studies and is FDA 510(k) cleared as well as HIPAA, 21 CFR Part11, and GDPR compliant. EXCELSIOR enhances the efficiency and accuracy of your imaging data collection and interpretation

    MERIT’s innovative respiratory software application, CompleClinical®, simplifies and streamlines the pulmonary clinical trial process, improving the efficiency and accuracy of data capture, management,
    and grading of spirometry data

    Personalized attention, scalable solutions, and reliable clinical trial endpoint services

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    We seamlessly manage the imaging, cardiac, and respiratory components of your trial, creating efficiencies for your drug development.

    Ophthalmology

    OUR IMAGING SERVICES:

    Protocol Design & Consultation

    Site Training & Certification

    Image Acquisition & Upload

    Image Read & Adjudication

    Image Site Management

    Study Management

    Quality Assurance

    IMAGING MODALITIES:

    ETDRS BCVA Certification & Centralized
    Data Review Services

    IMAGING SERVICES:

    Upload and Centralized Review of BCVA in EXCELSIOR

    Full and Express BCVA Technician Certification

    BCVA Lane Certification

    Certification Forms Maintained in EXCELSIOR

    Confirmation of Acceptable Equipment

    Tracking and Scheduling of Training and Certification

    Respiratory

    OUR CORE RESPIRATORY SERVICES:

    Centralized Spirometry Services

    Data Acquisition and Review

    Study Management

    Site Management

    SPECIALIZED DATA COLLECTION SERVICES INCLUDE:

    • Serial Spirometry
    • Bronchodilator Responsiveness Testing (Reversibility)
    • Methacholine challenge
    • FeNO (Fraction of Exhaled Nitric Oxide)
    • DLCO
    • Exercise challenge

    Oncology

    IMAGING SERVICES:

    Protocol Design & Consultation

    Site Training & Certification

    Image Acquisition & Upload

    Image Read & Adjudication

    Image Site Management

    Study Management

    Quality Assurance

    Neurology

    MERIT provides imaging services for neurological clinical trials, particularly those that include retinal biomarkers.

    Areas of Focus:

    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein (MOG) Antibody Disease
    • Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)

    Cardiac Safety Services

    MERIT provides standardized collection and review of cardiac safety data, often an important safety endpoint in respiratory trials. For example, many respiratory trials require a normal ECG at screening at a minimum, and others require certain QTcF or QTcB cutoffs for inclusion/exclusion criteria.

    Advantages To MERIT’s Cardiac Safety Services:

    • Easily collect ECGs and spirometry in the same system
    • High quality capture
    • Electronic, centralized ECG system
    • Fully traceable 21 CFR Part 11 compliant system
    • All ECG data can be accessed anywhere in the world
    • MERIT team of cardiologists for expert central review

    ECGs are captured directly via USB, and ECGs are transmitted as soon as the site saves the tracing. An ECG auto-interpretation is immediately available and allows for quick identification and response to any errors.

    Dermatology

    MERIT supports dermatology clinical trials focusing on scar measurement.

    Dermatology areas of focus include:

    • Scar measurement
    • Lesion and scar counts
    • Monitoring progression of disease

    Some companies tend to overpromise and underdeliver, which puts your study success at risk. If you’re looking for a clinical trial endpoint services provider that will value your partnership and make your study a priority, consider MERIT.

    Management

    Our Partners

    Capabilities

    Software

    Our Locations

    MERIT headquarters are located in Madison, WI, with additional subsidiary offices near Iowa City, IA, and in China. MERIT conducts studies across the globe with experience managing clinical trials in 58 countries.

    US LOCATIONS

    Wisconsin
    6527 Normandy Lane, #100
    Madison, WI 53719

     

    Iowa
    2865 Stoner Court
    North Liberty, IA 52317

    CHINA LOCATIONS

    Shanghai
    Room 1104, 333 Caoxi North Road
    Xuhui District, Shanghai

     

    Jiaxing City
    Room 208, 62 Yanqi Road, Wanghai Street
    Haiyan County, Jiaxing City

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    YOUR PROJECT

    Connect with us to learn more about how our expertise and approach can support bringing your product to market on-time and on-budget. Your success is our priority.