Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Event Announcement: Lunch & Learn with ClinStar

ClinStar, a geographically focused CRO in Russia and Eastern Europe, would like to invite you to a “Lunch & Learn” to be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 13th at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center located at 15 TW Alexander Drive in RTP.   ClinStar has recently expanded our US presence and opened an office in Durham and would like to introduce ourselves to our partners in the life science community.  

We will explore:
  • How to achieve regulatory approvals in 90 calendar days in Russia/Ukraine
  • How to attain recruitment rates up to 20 times higher than US or Europe
  • How you can meet FDA standards for quality in Russia and Eastern Europe
  • How you can ship and store Investigational Product with no delays
  • How recent or ongoing regulatory changes and political environment may affect your trial
Our featured speaker for the event will be ClinStar CEO David Passov.  Mr. Passov, born in Estonia and educated in the US, entered the clinical research industry in 1996.  Holding various roles in Business Development and Clinical Operations till he joined ClinStar as COO in 2005 and assumed the role of CEO in 2008.  Mr. Passov was recently recognized amongst the PhamaVOICE 100 most inspiring people.  He is also recently featured in a TV segment with Business Day TV and on NPR’s Marketplace.  During these interviews he helped educate listeners about the higher recruitment rates pharmaceutical companies experience in Russia and how this benefits the industry by shortening the drug development timeline, and ultimately, saving money.  
During lunch Mr. Passov will address these topics as well as open the floor to a Q&A session to address any additional questions you may have about conducting trials in these regions.  

Who couldn’t use an hour to get out of the office to stretch your mind and fill your stomach?  Registration and lunch will begin at noon with the presentation beginning at 12:30.  Please RSVP by March 6th to John Loveday at

CED will be there  -- will you?