London, Ontario, Canada, October 13, 2023, Alimentiv Inc. (“Alimentiv”), a leading Contract Research Organization focused on GI-related therapeutics, is pleased to announce the addition of new scientific advisors to its scientific advisory board. The advisors are internationally recognized experts in designing and conducting clinical research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Their contributions to the field have been essential in progressing the development of novel therapies in IBD and improving patient outcomes.
Dr./Prof. Remo Panaccione is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He serves as the Dean of MD Admissions and Director of the IBD Fellowship Program. He holds the Crohn’s Colitis Canada Endowed Research Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and is an executive member of the IOIBD.
Dr. Panaccione is the 2020 Crohn’s Colitis Canada Outstanding Physician of the Year and is recognized as a 2020-23 Clarivate Research Scholar for being cited in the top 1% of researchers worldwide. He has co-authored over 350 manuscripts, 20 book chapters, and 625 abstracts, including publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Nature, and Annals of Internal Medicine.
Prof. Panaccione’s primary research interest is designing and implementing clinical trials. He has been the principal investigator on several studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of new therapeutic agents in patients with IBD.
Dr. Bruce Sands, MD, MS, is the Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Dr. Sands is widely recognized for his clinical investigations of new therapeutics for inflammatory bowel diseases and has published over 275 original manuscripts. He was the lead investigator of the landmark studies ACCENT 2, UNIFI, and VARSITY, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and SEAVUE, published in the Lancet. Dr. Bruce Sands serves as a paid consultant for Alimentiv.
“We are committed to the leadership in GI research and proud to work with industry leaders whose research is instrumental in progressing clinical development programs and treatments for patients living with GI-related illnesses,” said Dr. Gabriela Radulescu, Vice President, Medical Research and Development.
About Alimentiv Inc.
Alimentiv is a global gastroenterology-focused contract research organization (CRO) providing clinical trials, central image management, precision medicine, and real-world evidence services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Alimentiv employs more than 500 people across its operations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The organization’s unique model combines the efforts of internationally recognized academic researchers and operational experts to offer integrated solutions to customers. Over the past 20 years, Alimentiv has become a recognized expert in clinical trial design, central image management solutions, outcome measure development, and precision medicine for drug development in GI. Today, Alimentiv provides services in more than 50 countries worldwide, collaborates with leading universities and academic institutions across the globe, and works with many leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations to bring new and improved treatment options to patients. Alimentiv is committed to investment in medical research and development, focusing on identifying barriers to drug development and pursuing solutions that advance GI research. The research findings are operationalized into an efficient clinical trial methodology for clients that aligns with emerging regulatory standards. In collaboration with leading experts, Alimentiv has pioneered the development, validation, and standardization of outcome measures and technology, shaping the evolving clinical trial landscape for multiple indications and providing meaningful long-term consequences for patients, their treatment, and society. For more information, visit: www.alimentiv.com