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GEN News Highlights : Jun 29, 2010

NIAID Commissions TRI and Icon for Clinical Support Services with $19M

Contract could be extended to span seven years with a total of $171 million.

Technical Resources International (TRI) and its subcontractor Icon Clinical Research have received the Clinical Research Operations and Management Support (CROMS) contract by the NIAID. An initial award of $19 million was received, and the contract has a potential total value of up to $171 million over seven years.

Under the CROMS contract, TRI and Icon will provide NIAID's Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) with support for protocol development, clinical-site monitoring, training, pharmacovigilance, the CROMS information data system, and quality management.

DMID supports extramural research to control and prevent diseases caused by human infectious agents except HIV. A fundamental component of DMID's endeavors is the assessment of new and enhanced vaccine and therapeutic candidates in clinical trials and clinical studies.

TRI is a full-service contract research organization with expertise in clinical trial management, regulatory affairs, medical writing, safety and pharmacovigilance, quality assurance, information technology, and communications. Icon provides outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. The company specializes in the strategic development, management, and analysis of programs that support clinical development.