Welcome!

News Feed Item

Clinical Network Services (CNS) Opens New UK Office and Expands Core Services

Clinical Network Services (CNS) an integrated product development company based in Australia and New Zealand providing broad services in the planning, implementation and delivery of preclinical, Phase 1 and 2 trials, today announced that it has launched a new office near London headed by Paul Cronin who joins as UK Director and Director, Business Development. The new UK office is primarily a BioDesk initiative and CNS will continue to undertake its core business of conducting early phase clinical trials in Australian & New Zealand given the simplicity of regulatory review and time advantages for this region.

At the same time the Company has launched a new Biometrics service and has appointed Otto Damsma as Director of Biometrics and Glynn Morrish as Pharmacometrician/Biostatistician at its Brisbane headquarters.

CNS welcome Paul Cronin who, having worked for highly regarded European regulatory consultancy companies, is very experienced in regulatory affairs and product development, in particular with complex biologics. As well as driving global Business Development for CNS, Paul will lead the European BioDesk team in support of CNS clients requiring access to the European regulatory agencies as well as European clients seeking entry to Australia and New Zealand. The location of the European office is of key importance with regards to European regulatory activities as it allows for easy access to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the UK MHRA both of which are based in London.

Otto Damsma led Biometrics and IT at Yamanouchi/Astellas in Europe for more than a decade while Glynn Morrish is a leading Australian Pharmacometrician and Biostatistician. Together they form a strong Biometrics team providing an optimised customer centric service making use of a globally recognised suite of electronic data capture solutions and data analysis tools.

Mark Reid, Director, BioDesk and Regulatory Affairs, commented:

“It really is superb having Paul, Otto and Glynn join CNS. These appointments have further expanded BioDesk’s ability to engage European regulators and to bring expert statistical and PK/PD modelling capabilities to early stage product development. I’m very pleased with the early impact these appointments have had as BioDesk continues to solve complex product development problems for our clients.”

Paul Cronin, new UK Director and Director, Business Development added:

“I’m really pleased to be joining such a dynamic team and look forward to working closely with Mark and the Australian and UK operational teams to develop the CNS business across Europe and more generally the northern hemisphere.”

Russell Neal, Managing Director of CNS concluded:

“By opening the UK office and making these three strategic hires; CNS is fast becoming the leading Australian supplier of strategic product development advice and early stage clinical development support to small to medium sized biotechnology companies. Paul is widely regarded in international and local industry circles and Otto and Glynn are both considered experts in their fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge to our team that will deliver an ongoing advantage of our clients at home and abroad.”

The address for the UK office is: Clinical network Services (UK) Limited, Fountain Court, 2 Victoria Square, Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3TF, UK. (Tel +44 (0)1727 884612)

- ends -

About Clinical Network Services

Clinical Network Services (CNS) Pty Ltd is an Australian, New Zealand and UK CRO offering integrated development services to virtual, small and medium sized Biotech companies in the planning, implementation and delivery of Phase 1 and 2 trials, and beyond. CNS offers a unique service where it integrates BioDesk, an intelligent product development planning and regulatory affairs service, with our committed, highly experienced regional clinical operations team. The CNS “Regional Advantage” is driven by our extremely pragmatic regulatory environment that makes it possible for our clients to enter the clinic quickly, without the need for prior regulatory agency approval. Specifically, BioDesk works closely with our clients to design, implement and manage manufacturing and preclinical plans that are mindful of commercial timelines and budgets, allowing swifter go/no go decisions for our clients and their investors. With operations across Australia and New Zealand, CNS makes use of its close relationships with key opinion leaders, world leading clinical facilities, and globally respected Phase I units across a wide variety of therapeutic indications. Our service offerings include: product development, regulatory affairs planning and development, clinical planning, study start up, monitoring, project management, data management, biostatistics, pharmacometrics, medical consultancy/monitoring, medical writing, bioanalytical services and safety reporting.

Further information on CNS can be found at www.clinical.net.au

Notes for editors

About BioDesk

BioDesk is a unique global product development and regulatory planning consultancy which assists Biotech companies get into the clinic faster through creating and managing a manufacturing and pre-clinical programme that encompasses a globalised regulatory perspective whilst leveraging unique regional advantages.

Specifically, BioDesk works closely with our clients to design, implement and manage manufacturing and pre-clinical plans mindful of commercial timelines and budgets, allowing swifter go/no go decisions for our clients and their investors.

Services offered by BioDesk include:

  • Developing a forward looking Product (Drug) Development Plan
  • Supporting the aggregation of pre-clinical chemistry, GMP and CMC
  • Formulating development plans appropriate to venture capitalists and regulators
  • Strategic regulatory advice for key international and local markets
  • Support and development of regulatory submissions such as INDs, CTAs, BLAs, MLAs, etc.
  • Project and programme management.

Through BioDesk, CNS offers the Biotech industry a focused approach to biotherapeutic development. When coupled with our clinical management expertise, our approach drives efficient navigation through the critical period of post-discovery planning and initial clinic testing whilst adding value to the global dossier and delivering improved commercial outcomes to our clients.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...