Your Dedicated Research Partner

Meridian Clinical Research conducts Phase I-IV trials at investigative sites across North America. Leading sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) partner with Meridian to develop drug, medical device, and diagnostic products across numerous therapeutic areas.

Meridian offers:

  • Rapid data turnaround, easy communication, and fast start-up.
  • Broad therapeutic expertise, high-volume vaccine trial specialization.
  • Call centers to expedite recruitment and support follow-up.
  • Access to an expansive site network and patient database (Platinum Research Network member).

A Unique Partnership Model

The world’s most distinguished drug sponsors and CROs trust Meridian because of its agile partnership model and exceptional track record.

Whether you’re looking to perform a single-site study or a complex, high-volume trial, Meridian will dovetail into your larger Phase I-IV research program. Tapping an expansive site network and participant database, Meridian will assign the ideal location(s) and personnel for every project.

By minimizing the operational burden of onboarding, enrollment, and communication processes, Meridian supports rapid study startup and high-integrity data delivery.

Meridian is a preferred partner for seven of the world’s 10 leading sponsors and eight of the top 10 CROs.

Amgen
Abbvie
Abbott
AstraZeneca
Bayer
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dermira
Genentech
GSK
Johnson and Johnson
Medicago
Merck
Moderna
Novartis
Novo Nordisk
Pfizer
Regeneron
Sanofi Pasteur
Seqirus
Takeda
Covance
ICON
IQVIA
Medpace
Novella
Parexel
PPD
PRA
Syneos
Total

Broad, Yet Specialized Expertise

Meridian supports clinical studies across major therapeutic areas. As a forerunner in large vaccine trials and research involving sensitive patient populations (e.g., pediatrics, neurology, urology), Meridian is equipped to support complex research programs.

Meridian's principal investigators are sought after in their fields to the extent that they have been asked to assist Sponsors and CROs with protocol design and refinement. This expertise, paired with Meridian’s fully-equipped and staffed research sites, facilitates fast, high-quality acquisition, analysis, and provision of data.

When outcomes depend on the therapeutic expertise of your studies investigative staff, Meridian is the partner of choice.

Therapeutic and Patient Population Expertise

  • Allergy
  • Cardiovascular
  • Consumer Health​
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology​
  • Healthy Subject Trials​
  • Immunology​
  • Infectious Disease​
  • Internal Medicine​
  • Metabolic Disorders​
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Obesity
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric ​
  • Psychiatric
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatology
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health

An Expansive Site Network and Patient Database

Meridian maintains proprietary patient databases and leverages research and physician practice databases to provide direct access to potential study participants.

Meridian is also the largest member of Platinum Research Network, which provides access to more than 47 million patients globally. Due to the strategic footprint of this site network, Meridian studies often serve as an additional care option for patients currently seeking treatment for conditions.

Geographically and demographically diverse, Meridian’s network enables prompt access to a viable study infrastructure.

Meridian Site Locations

  • Omaha, NE (Headquarters, Dedicated Research Center)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (2 locations)
  • Dakota Dunes, SD
  • Norfolk, NE (2 locations)
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Richmond Hill, GA
  • Rockville, MD (2 locations)
  • Savannah, GA (5 locations)
  • Guadalajara, Mexico (3 locations)

Patient-Centric Recruitment and Research Conduct

Meridian is dedicated to creating a happier patient experience throughout clinical studies. With dedicated call centers in Omaha, NE, and Savannah, GA, Meridian simplifies recruitment, screening, consenting, treatment, retention, and follow-up processes for clients and participants alike.

Every study Meridian conducts begins with a process to identify and match potential participants from an extensive database. Meridian also has in-house patient engagement specialists who can maximize your ROI for localized recruitment funds.

A Robust, Versatile Clinical Infrastructure

Meridian's dedicated research and embedded site network is built to quickly actualize trials and scale operations when necessary. Every site is supported by one of Meridian's dedicated recruitment and follow-up contact centers.

Meridian can align with your central IRB or central laboratory. Beyond accommodating the soft infrastructure required to support your study, Meridian can also integrate new or unique technologies or treatment approaches to run specialized studies.

Facility Features

  • CLIA-approved laboratories
  • IATA certified laboratory staff
  • Large capacity -70 to -20 degree freezers
  • Off-site temperature monitoring
  • Dedicated vaccine refrigerators
  • Back-up generators
  • Refrigerated and standard centrifuges
  • Climate-controlled investigational product storage
  • Double locked, climate-controlled narcotic storage

Partner With Meridian

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