The New Carolina Institute for Clinical Research Offers Clinical Research Opportunities to the Hospital System’s 1 Million+ Patients in a Seven County Region

[RALEIGH, NC] – Raleigh-based Wake Research (M3-Wake Research Associates, Inc.) announces a joint partnership with Cape Fear Valley Health, to form Carolina Institute for Clinical Research. The addition expands on Wake Research’s coast-to-coast coverage of clinical research populations in the United States and incorporates communities of nearly 14 million people.

The partnership brings the total number of sites in the Wake integrated network of premier investigational sites to 14, including 4 sites in the top 20, 6 in the top 45 and 12 in the top 100 metropolitan areas in the United States.

Cape Fear Valley Health serves a seven-county region of southeastern North Carolina, including Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Raeford, Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Clinton, Lillington, Dunn, and beyond. It is North Carolina’s 8th largest health system, serving patient populations with cardiac care, cancer treatment, surgical services, neuroscience, pediatrics, rehabilitation, orthopedics, geriatrics and more. The health system has more than 50 primary care and specialty clinics.

“A robust clinical research program is an important part of an academic health system,” said Michael Nagowski, Chief Executive Officer of Cape Fear Valley Health. “Our physician residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, family practice, psychiatry and general surgery will benefit greatly from this partnership. Our patients and community will also benefit from having access to a wide variety of clinical trials.”

Wake Research is a wholly owned integrated network of clinical research sites consisting of more than 900 physicians affiliated with hospitals, large private practices and multi-specialty healthcare institutions including nearly 100 principal investigators and sub-investigators.

Wake Research conducts clinical trials in nearly all major therapeutic areas with particular experience in internal medicine, dermatology, women’s health, metabolic diseases, gastroenterology, men’s health, neuroscience, pulmonology, rheumatology, vaccines, and women’s health trials. Wake Research conducts clinical trials in all Phases (1 thru 4) and owns and operates Carolina Phase 1, a dedicated Phase 1 and pharmacokinetic unit located in Raleigh, N.C.

Wake Research has its own, in-house advertising and patient recruitment agency, called “Research, Marketing & Advertising”, with a proprietary and leveraged database of nearly 2 Million potential clinical trial participants.

“We are excited to partner with Cape Fear Valley Health and share their approach to healthcare and commitment to patients,” said Dr. Ella Grach, CEO of M3-Wake Research. “This partnership combines Cape Fear Valley Health’s team of caring healthcare professionals and connectivity to more than 1 Million patients annually, with Wake Research’s infrastructure, 35 years of experience conducting trials and access to 600+ industry sponsors.

Cape Fear Valley’s exceptional patient-centered values, integrity, innovation, teamwork matches well with Wake Research’s diversified experience in conducting phase 1 – 4 clinical trials and will enhance the execution of the clinical trials process to deliver a greater value for biotech, pharma companies and CROs.

The new partnership is committed to a patient centric approach in conducting clinical trials as a key to our company success. The ultimate beneficiary of this venture will be patients, thru improved clinical outcomes and enhanced patient experiences.”

About M3-Wake Research, Inc.

Wake Research is an organization of integrated investigational sites, committed to excellence, working closely with and meeting the needs of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Wake Research‘s 14 sites are fully equipped to meet the needs of sponsors and CROs in the conduct of Phase I-IV clinical trials in a large variety of indications.

Wake Research is known for effectively combining strategic volunteer recruitment, rapid trial start-up and subject enrollment/retention with high quality clinical trial conduct, using standardized operating procedures and centralized marketing and advertising to ensure rapid subject enrollment. Wake Research has conducted more than 7,000 research studies for hundreds of pharmaceutical and biotech sponsors and CROs since 1984. Wake Research’s mission is to bring novel medications, biologics and device through clinical research to as many people as possible while providing unparalleled service and exceptional value to clinical trial partners and stakeholders.

About Cape Fear Valley Health: Cape Fear Valley is a 950-bed regional health system serving a six-county region of Southeastern North Carolina, with more than 1 million patients annually. A private not-for-profit organization and the state’s 8th largest health system, it includes Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Hoke Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health Care and Bladen County Hospital. Cape Fear Valley Health also managers Harnett Health, which includes Betsy Johnson Hospital and Central Harnett Hospital.