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San Diego Based CRO Signs Agreement With UK Based Spinal Device Manufacturer

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Corporate News J E 4
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SAN DIEGO, March 16 SpineMark CRO Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Diego based SpineMark Corporation, recently signed an agreement with Ranier Technology, a Cambridge, England based spinal medical device manufacturer, to provide contract research support services for the Ranier CAdisc(TM)-L clinical trial, a 3rd generation lumbar total disc replacement device for treatment of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. SpineMark CRO Management provides site recruitment including utilization of principal investigators from its network of sites, reimbursement strategy development, payor education, trial management, site training, patient recruitment, data management, monitoring, regulatory advice and general oversight to allow Ranier to effectively complete their FDA requirements for approval of new spinal devices.

"The SpineMark CRO model provides intermediary third party oversight to ensure that the highest quality of monitoring, management and resources can be brought to bear for Ranier, as well as the patients and physicians participating in this trial," explains Marcy Rogers, President and CEO of SpineMark.

The CAdisc(TM)-L design, materials and biomechanics represent a significant clinical advance in the treatment of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine.

"I am delighted to be working with SpineMark. Their specialized dedication to clinical research in spine, their relationships, and their ability to manage various aspects of the US clinical trial process makes them a perfect fit for our study," explains Dr. Geoffrey Andrews, CEO of Ranier Technology.

SpineMark offers an international medical advisory board and access to SpineMark's network of leading physicians and surgeons across the country. The corporation is an expert in FDA regulations and protocol, offering site operations support and training, contract negotiation and financial management, regulatory and compliance oversight and marketing and media relations.

For more information on SpineMark CRO Management visit www.spinemarkCRO.com

For more information on Ranier Technology Limited visit www.ranier.co.uk

SOURCE SpineMark Corporation
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