Ascend is already doing clinical research for software its developed to help detect if an athlete has a concussion.
Ascend Clinical Research’s launch will be funded through the larger $6 million investment that launched Ascend as a joint venture formed between Dayton Children’s Hospital, Kettering Health Network and Premier Health Partners. The organization will hire staff for jobs like data analytics and principal investigators but employees will be added depending on what projects they are contracting on.
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Mark Wysong, owner of a private consulting firm who is working with Ascend, developed the business plan for the clinical research organization and said in a statement that they are set up to help companies or teams that want to outsource clinical trial and research support services, including assisting with health care analytics and access to patient data.
“We have markets ripe with opportunity and organizations that are in need of solutions to efficiently move their ideas from concept and clinicals to approvals and manufacturing,” he said.
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