Institute for the Advancement of Clinical Trials and its affiliates conduct clinical research for the pharmaceutical, bio tech and medical device industries. They employ 35.
I-ACT has grown this enterprise from absolutely nothing over the past 10 years as compared to a large-scale MD Anderson or very small private practice with a single researcher
Their community involvement allows both academic medical centers and small physician practices can participate in research successfully
I-ACT flags potential research patients allowing these providers to be far more successful than otherwise
60% of physicians who get involved in research quit within one year and never go back. IACT provides all necessary infrastructure (finance, HR, regulatory, staffing) to sustain these research efforts
They are profitable & self-sustaining receiving no federal, state or local grant money and creates no burden on the tax payer
They provide 100% free healthcare to their patients and will treat those who do not meet criteria
16 new positions are set to be filled in 2016 and they now have 8 offices in GA
Revenue flows from big firms such as Pfizer, Merck and Genentech and countries such as Germany, UK, Austria, Japan and China
COMPANY TO DO: Joined the Greater Columbus chamber and met many times w/Columbus SBDC both of whom helped w/ marketing plan and introduce them to their many vendors and suppliers. Take part in Chamber leadership programs and Leadership Georgia (through the GA Chamber). Engage local and state ED teams as they expanded offices.
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