MRN specializes in the conduct of clinical trial visits in the patient’s home and supporting clinical trial sites with nursing resources. At MRN we understand the complexities of today’s clinical trial environment and the burden this places on both patients and sites. Our nursing services are designed to ease these burdens, therefore accelerating patient recruitment and retention and maximizing the impact of the trial for the pharmaceutical sponsor.
MRN offers two core services in the management of complex clinical trials:
Home Trial Support is the conduct of clinical trial visits in the patient’s home. Reducing the burden on patients directly increases recruitment by 60% or more and typically maintains patient retention at over 95%, as well as reducing the burden on clinical sites.
Site Nurse Support places experienced research nurses into sites to manage trials; this enables each site to focus on patient identification and selection, as well as facilitating performance of all procedures in a timely manner. Placements can be made at single sites, or nursing teams can be pulled together to support sites across whole countries or trials.
MRN is a recognized leader in the homecare clinical trials field. Headquartered in the UK and with offices in North America, we work with international suppliers to provide a global service offering across all major clinical research countries spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Compared to others in the sector:
- We operate in more countries than any other provider
- We have the largest network of clinical service providers
- We have developed specialized tools for scheduling, tracking and training clinical trial nurses
- Our staff are uniquely experienced in clinical trials, with more Pharma, Biotech and CRO experience than any other supplier
- We work with many of the largest Pharma, Biotech and CRO companies worldwide, as well as a large number of specialist and niche organizations
A Strategic Partnership with World Courier, an Amerisource-Bergen Company
In 2015, MRN entered into a strategic partnership with World Courier to create a more highly integrated model for community-based clinical trials that increases patient recruitment and retention, using World Courier to ensure the integrity of trial products all the way to the point of patient administration.
The new model combines our expertise as an innovator in at-home clinical trials with World Courier’s position as the global leader in specialty logistics. It also provides access to the resources of World Courier’s parent company AmerisourceBergen - including MyCubixx (an RFID-enabled product storage system), as well as specialty pharmaceutical dispensing in select global markets.