Vaccines and infectious diseases Meridian is a leader in high-volume vaccine trials and research programs that require hard-to-reach patients. The majority of the world’s leading Sponsors and CROs have made Meridian a strategic partner for their infectious disease research programs. Meridian provides a broad national footprint to support rapid enrollment, even for studies involving sensitive cohorts (e.g., seniors, children, at-risk populations). Several of Meridian’s principal investigators are also sought after by Sponsors and CROs to guide vaccine-related protocol development. These investigators have had research published in prestigious industry journals, including Vaccine. Request a Meeting 350+ Vaccine clinical trials conducted 108% Average enrollment for vaccine trials 31k Participants enrolled into vaccine trials Therapeutic experience Anthrax C. difficile Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Dengue fever Ebola H1N1 influenza H5N1 influenza Herpes Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Human papillomavirus (HPV) Influenza, including pediatric, geriatric, and off-season Japanese encephalitis Lyme disease Meningococcal Parainfluenza Pediatric meningitis Pediatric influenza Plague Pneumococcal Rabies Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), including maternal and pediatric SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) Smallpox Type 3 (PIV3)/RSV combo West Nile virus Zika virus Types of vaccine trials conducted COVID-19 clinical trial performance In 2020, Meridian supported 30 Phase 2 and 3 trials for vaccines, prophylaxes, diagnostics, and medications. 7,000+ COVID-19 vaccine trial patients enrolled Milestones Brandon Essink, MD, CPI, Meridian Principal Investigator and Medical Director, served as a Co-Principal Investigator for Moderna’s Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Enrolled the first patient into a Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine trial in the U.S.: Keith Vrbicky, MD, Meridian Principal Investigator in Norfolk, NE. Enrolled the first patient into a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial in the U.S.: Paul Bradley, MD, Meridian Principal Investigator in Savannah, GA. In July 2020, leaders of the Operation Warp Speed (OWS) program visited Meridian’s internal medicine site in Savannah, GA. Visitors included Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific advisor, and General Gustave F. Perna, chief operating officer, of OWS. In October 2020, Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held a roundtable with Meridian leaders to discuss the patient recruitment efforts and the research Meridian conducted for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials nationwide. Meridian won the 2020 Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) awards for Best Clinical Trial Site and Best Clinical Trial Network (the latter as the largest member of Platinum Research Network). Sponsors selected several Meridian investigators and sites to be featured in national press coverage (e.g., ABC Nightly News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, New York Times) The proven site network for novel vaccine research programs Across any indication, including anti-infectives and immunologics, Meridian is prepared to support your research program for a novel vaccine, diagnostic, or combination product. In-house monitoring, quality assurance, and audit support Government-funded, Phase I, and first-in-human trial experience PBMC processing capabilities and central laboratory support 2020 Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) award winner for Best Clinical Trial Site, Best Clinical Trial Network Featured vaccine investigators Brandon Essink, MD, CPI Meridian Medical Director and Principal Investigator since 2003 Frequently selected to lead pioneering vaccine research programs Results from clinical studies frequently published in industry journals (recently in Vaccine) Keith Vrbicky, MD Meridian Principal Investigator since 2013 in Norfolk, NE Highly-respected physician in his region; frequently published for expertise in maternal vaccination trials Sought after speaker, prominent figure in research for women's health, pediatrics, vaccines Delivered 12,000+ babies Connect with Andrew Kimball, VP, Business Development at Meridian Connect With Andrew Kimball on LinkedIn Email Andrew Kimball Let's talk about your next trial Name* First Last Company*Phone (Optional)Email*By entering your email address below, you consent to receiving communications from Meridian Clinical Research. Message*Describe your study, research program, or development goals.EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.