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The

Ophthalmology CRO

built for sponsors

Run your Ophthalmology clinical trial with faster execution and higher quality

Why the Vial Ophthalmology CRO?

Streamlined trial startup, more predictable patient recruitment, and higher quality data.

Vial understands the nuances in running Ophthalmology clinical trials and have built a team of in-house Ophthalmologists with decades of combined experience across anterior and posterior segments.

Our advisors’ experience in every Ophthalmology clinical trial indication, combined with a network of top-tier ophthalmologists, allow for a fully integrated Ophthalmology CRO that offers faster trial startup, superior patient recruitment, and better quality data.

The Vial Ophthalmology CRO doesn’t just stop at first rate advisors and sites, Vial has incorporated technology throughout every step of the study process. Most notably VialConnect, a CTMS designed specifically for ophthalmology clinics and staff.

Site Network

Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Powered by Vial’s Fully Integrated Clinic Network

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Sites
  • 80M+ Population

    within 50 miles of Vial sites

  • 35+

    Top Recruiting Sites

We have thoughtfully built our ophthalmology network to incorporate research experienced ophthalmologists with expertise across anterior and posterior segments who not only have a passion for new ophthalmology therapies, but also access to a wide range of patients.

We have thoughtfully built our ophthalmology network to incorporate research experienced ophthalmologists with expertise across anterior and posterior segments who not only have a passion for new ophthalmology therapies, but also access to a wide range of patients.

We embed our own CRCs (clinical research coordinators) and support staff to work side by side with highly trained PIs and Sub-Is to facilitate patient visits and deploy Vial’s optimized operational model consistently across all sites.

We embed our own CRCs (clinical research coordinators) and support staff to work side by side with highly trained PIs and Sub-Is to facilitate patient visits and deploy Vial’s optimized operational model consistently across all sites.

CRO Services

We Support Our Client’s Development Programs with the Following Services

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Upon site activation, Vial’s recruitment engine goes to work, funneling patients in close geographic proximity to their site for screening and enrollment.

Lightning Fast Start-up
and Consolidated Site Activation

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Our Ophthalmology CRO Executive Team

Our Ophthalmology CRO Executive Team has over 100 years combined experience managing ophthalmology clinical trials in all phases of development

Our experienced CRO executive team works closely with our expert site operations team to continuously review execution strategies, closely monitor patient recruitment efforts, and mitigate key study risks for Ophthalmology clinical trials.

Marcia Swank

VP, Head of Ophthalmology

More than 23 years of Ophthalmology research experience. A proven leader of global, ophthalmology clinical trial teams at the executive level. Experienced in overall portfolio management, strategic delivery, and client relationships.

Danielle McNulty

Director of Project Management

More than 20 years experience in the clinical research industry – holding site coordinator, monitoring and project management roles.

Scientific Advisory Board

Vial CRO is supported by a team of Scientific Advisors who review and provide input on the strategy and direction of the CRO in order to build the infrastructure to advance Ophthalmology research.

Dr.-Arshad-Khanani-MD-

More than 10 years as a Vitreo-Retinal Physician and Surgeon, as well as Director of Clinical Research at his practice, Sierra Eye Associates

Dr Nancy Holekamp

Director of Retina Services at the Pepose Vision Institute

Dr Jeffrey Heier

Director of the Vitreoretinal Service and Director of Retina Research at OCB

Dr Peter Kaise

Chaney Family Endowed Chair of Ophthalmic Research and a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic

Leadership

Our Ophthalmology CRO Executive Team specializes in Ophthalmology clinical trials in both anterior and posterior segments, and all phases of development

Our experienced CRO executive team works closely with our expert site operations team to continuously review execution strategies, closely monitor patient recruitment efforts, and mitigate key study risks.

More than 25 years in clinical research industry – 18 of those years holding strategic roles in a CRO setting.

More than 20 years as a leading PI, she has been the PI for 200+ studies across indications.

More than 20 years experience in the clinical research industry – holding site coordinator, monitoring and project management roles.

More than 20 years in healthcare sector, on both sponsor and CRO side of equation.

More than 10 years as a Vitreo-Retinal Physician and Surgeon, as well as Director of Clinical Research at his practice, Sierra Eye Associates.

Dr. Khanani has been a principal investigator for more than 50 Ophthalmology clinical trials and has been a top enroller in the country for multiple Phase 1-3 trials

Our experienced CRO executive team works closely with our expert site operations team to continuously review execution strategies, closely monitor patient recruitment efforts, and mitigate key study risks.

Case Study

Recruitment Timelines Met. Guaranteed.

Trial Expectations
Goal # of Patients per site:
4 patients / site
Goal time:
>4 months
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Vial # of Patients per site:
~12 patients / site
Recruitment time:
~1-2 months

In a Phase 3 Dry AMD study,
all 3 Vial sites significantly beat the enrollment goals in a reduced time frame.

Our recruitment timelines are so predictably fast, we stand by our guarantees.

In a Phase 3 Hyperhidrosis study,
all 3 Vial sites significantly beat the enrollment goals in a reduced time frame.

Our recruitment timelines are so predictably fast, we stand by our guarantees.

Deep clinic operation integration drives higher quality data for Sponsors.

Indications

Broad experience across Opthalmology Indications and Phases

Anterior

Posterior

Vial's is the first Ophthalmology CRO powered by a clinic network. Learn more about our higher quality and faster execution Ophthalmology clinical trials.

Learn more about the Vial Site Network

Upcoming Events

Ophthalmology webinar Webinar: Tech-Enabled Ophthalmology Clinical Trials — Delivering Faster, Higher Quality Trials for Sponsors
Join Vial CEO, Simon Burns, as he discusses tech-enabled ophthalmology clinical trials. In this webinar we will cover clinical technologies such as eSource, centralized monitoring, and modern patient experiences and how Vial can deliver faster, higher quality trials for sponsors.

Past Events

Vial will be at the ASRS 2022 Annual Meeting
Vial is proud to be a bronze corporate sponsor of the 2022 American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting.
Vial will be at the OIS Retina Innovation Summit 2022
We are looking forward to connecting with you at the 2022 Ophthalmology Innovation Summit!

Lightning Fast Start-up and Consolidated Site Activation

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Standardized Quality Across Our PIs

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Highly Experienced CRCs

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