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Web-based Trials By ClinPhone
Using telephone and Internet technology to conduct
trials has helped ClinPhone, the pharmaceutical services firm, to
prosper. Its headquarters office in the United States has expanded
from 2,100 feet at Princeton Commerce Center on Emmons Drive to 6,200
square feet at 1009 Lenox Drive. It also opened a Chicago office and
will expand to the West Coast in the next few months.
"We tripled our staff over the last year, with 25 altogether,
and we expect to almost double again," says Howard Goldberg, vice
president. He has 16 people in Princeton, and will add six or seven
in the project management and administrative capacities and business
development in the near future. Nearly 150 people work in the United
Kingdom for the parent company, Clinphone Group Ltd., which also has
another subsidiary, MarketPhone.
ClinPhone offers electronic trial management services to support
and biotechnology companies during clinical research. It takes data
directly from doctors and patients and manages data electronically
to cut down on a tremendous volume of paperwork. It also does more
traditional services such as supporting randomization and clinical
supply inventory management.
"We believe we are the leader in electronic trial management,"
says Goldberg, "and have done close to 500 studies, including
many large trials. We work with almost all the major pharmaceutical
and biotechnology companies in 70 different countries and 35 different
Goldberg went to the State University of New York at Stony Brook,
Class of 1977, has his PharmD from the University of the Pacific,
and spent four years at Covance (U.S, June 23, 1999).
ClinPhone uses a hybrid data capture instrument that works on or
and can be synchronized with the web at a later time. "With our
system you do not have to be logged onto the web. The form resides
on a local PC and synchronizes like a palm pilot." For this
it partners with CB Technologies, based in Westchester, Pennsylvania.
Last June ClinPhone launched its version of CB’s MetaTrial. "We
can capture information from a patient and synchronize that with our
case report form," says Goldberg, "whereas plain vanilla
does not go beyond the doctor’s desk."
Only 10 to 15 percent of all clinical trial firms use telephone or
web-based services, by Goldberg’s count. "We have far more
with the telephone-based services than anyone else, and we are the
only ones that have integrated the services. We have educated our
customers as to the value of these services and now we are seeing
it take off, which is why we have grown so much in the last year or
08648. Howard Goldberg, vice president. 609-620-7000; fax,
Home page: www.clinphone.com.
Chris Kuebler, chairman and CEO. 609-452-1408; fax, 609-452-9375.
Home page: www.covance.com.
Covance is selling its New Hampshire-based pharmaceutical packaging
services business to Fisher Scientific International.
08534. Debra Newton, president. 609-818-0025; fax, 609-818-0045.
Formerly known as Newton Resource Group, this company’s new name is
Newton Interactive, to reflect its core focus — digital media
solutions, specifically Internet-based technologies, for the
industry. This year it was named as both an Inc 500 company and a
Forbes Fast 500.
The Princeton office of Caxton Corporation, the
management and trading firm, has just expanded from Enterprise Drive
to Alexander Court, a two-story, 40-000 square foot building developed
by Nexus Properties, close to Princeton Junction train station.
will be a single tenant in the building," says John Forbes, the
CFO and the senior person in this office.
"It will be very convenient for us because we often need to go
to New York," says Forbes (no relation to the magazine mogul).
Doug Petrozzini of Grubb & Ellis in Edison represented Caxton, which
chose the single-building format, with its redundant systems, for
security and privacy "as well as for the fact that, in the big
complexes, they try to put in a clause that says they can move
says Forbes. "With our systems, we can’t move. We even have a
generator out in the back."
Forbes went to Middlebury College, Class of 1975, and has an MBA from
Babson College; he has been with Caxton for 11 years. Based in
Caxton does commodities and securities trading and financial
services for offshore institutions and individuals. While the trading
takes place in New York — and proximity to the Princeton Junction
train station will be handy — the Princeton office does most of
the administration. This office is at 76 employees and continually
adding recruiting, accounting, operations, IT and systems people,
Internal staff at Caxton planned the move, which involved setting
up telecommunications lines between the two buildings for the previous
month so the systems computers could move first.
Sheila Nall, Kathy Chorni, and Brian Guz of KSS Architects on
Street designed the earthtone interiors — coppers, blues, greens,
and natural cherry wood — and chose new wood furniture by Tuohy.
American Seating furnished the cubicles. French limestone for the
lobby and staircase will complete the building, but at the time of
the move, the weekend of January 12 to 14, the limestone had yet to
arrive and the limestone had not arrived. "They tell us they can
install it over a weekend," says Forbes. "We think Nexus and
KSS Architects did a great job."
John Forbes, CFO. 609-419-1800.
Cranbury 08512. Mike Trautman, vice president. 609-860-9910; fax,
609-860-9909. Home page: www.cranel.com.
The northeast regional sales office for an Ohio-based systems
and computer backup storage systems company has moved from Village
Boulevard in Forrestal Village to Exit 8A. It represents such
brands as Storage Tech, ADIC, Hitachi Data Systems, Veritas Software,
and Sun Microsystems.
"As an integrator, we sell to Fortune 100 and 500 clients for
data backup and online storage," says Mike Trautman. "We
solutions from multiple manufacturers and takes full responsibility
for support and implementation of that solution. We sell, install,
and service equipment.
The son of a Baptist minister in Columbus, Ohio, Trautman went to
an Ohio school, Cedarville College, graduating in 1984 and going to
work for this company shortly thereafter. He and his wife have two
Corporate Park, Building 300, Suite 100, Cranbury 08512. Gregory J.
DeMarco PE, vice president. 609-490-8950; fax, 609-490-8955. Home
The engineering design and consulting firm moved from 321 Clarksville
Road to Windsor Corporate Park and has a new phone and fax. It focuses
on manufacturing/process facilities and R&D — HVAC, electrical,
plumbing, fire protection, structural, process, procurement, and
Street, Trenton 08618. Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, principal.
The architectural firm has moved from a Princeton address with a box
number to downtown Trenton and has a new phone and fax. In addition
to Trenner, Michael Calafati and Maribel G. Beas belong to this firm,
which focuses on architectural preservation and materials
609-737-7976; fax, 609-730-8296.
The four-person architectural firm expanded from 65 South Main Street
to 750 square feet at a location in Lawrence Township and is using
a post office box address. "We have done a number of additions
and fitouts for Lakeview Child Centers (owned by Robert Wood Johnson
Medical Center) and have just gotten a contract for an adult day care
center in Orange," says Mertz.
He is breaking ground on a 3,500 square-foot house on Delaware Avenue
in Pennington and recently designed a 40,000 square foot building
for Joe Pintinalli in Lawrence. His work on Tom and Mary Evslin’s
home on Library Place was featured in Better Homes & Gardens in April,
Princeton 08540. Krishna Swamy, president. 609-514-0049; fax,
Home page: www.transys.net.
The Oracle-based computer consulting firm is expanding from 5,000
square feet at Princeton Commerce Center to 6,100 square feet at 731
Alexander Road. Tom Romano of Buschman & Company represented the
and Bill Barish of Commercial Property Network represented the tenant.
The firm does client/server applications on Oracle platforms, in five
United States locations, offshore operations in India.
at 8A, Cranbury 08512. Doug Scalice. 609-860-9090.
The tool and equipment distributor is expanding in CenterPoint at
8A by leasing 40,000 square feet at 17 Middlesex Avenue — separate
from its 250,000 square foot warehouse. The warehouse was a
and sale transaction with Matrix Development Group. John Tesser of
Colliers Houston represented Grainger, which is based in Skokie,
and is traded on the New York stock exchange.
Patrick J. Connelly, who directs asset management for Matrix, says
that his available portfolio at that park has only 86,000 square feet
at one location. This is a zone distribution center for industrial
and commercial equipment and supplies for the company based in Skokie,
Cornell Rudov, president. 609-890-0800. Home page: www.cpasnet.com.
The marketing services firm moved to Quakerbridge Road. Its clients
include accounting and legal firms; it also creates interactive
to assist professionals in marketing. A Pittsburgh native, Rudov
in political science at Grinnell College in Iowa, Rudov, and was most
recently head of the marketing division at Druker, Rahl & Fein.
105, Lawrenceville 08648-2203. Larry Capelli, senior vice president.
609-620-0101; fax, 609-620-0120. Home page: www.amec.com.
Morse Diesel, a construction management firm, changed its name to
that of its parent company, based in the United Kingdom.
Park, Suite 208, Princeton 08540. Donald Gallo, principal.
fax, 609-520-0369. Home page: www.sibson.com.
Sibson & Company expanded last summer from the Carnegie Center to
24,000 square feet at Alexander Park, and now it is officially
its name, to be known as Nextera Enterprises. In 1998 it was acquired
by Nextera, which also has Lexecon and Nextera Interactive as separate
"Collaboration among these groups has led to a diverse team of
consultants with services that are particularly attuned to these times
of great change," says Janet Dow, market relations manager.
are approaching the marketplace as a unified company with more than
600 consultants who have expertise in human capital and technology
Cedar Brook Corporate Center, Cranbury 08512. Fred Fritz, president
and CEO. 609-409-4500; fax, 609-409-4510. Home page:
The Sarnoff Corporation spinoff has acquired $45 million in private
capital to advertise its signature product, the world’s first
hearing aid and to distribute it to Canada, Europe, and Japan (U.S.
1, May 17, 2000).
Princeton 08540. Robert L. Maio, vice president, sales and service.
609-275-8818; fax, 609-275-8819. Home page: www.iPhysicianNet.com.
The web-based healthcare firm landed a multi-year contract to supply
videoconferencing and E-detailing capabilities to primary care
on behalf of representatives of Aventis Pharmaceuticals, the seventh
big pharmco to join this network. iPhysicianNet claims to have 8,000
primary care physicians in its network, and its other clients include
AstraZeneca, Pharmacia, and Novartis (U.S. 1, November 1, 2000).
7456, Princeton 08543. James F. Groelinger, CEO. 609-587-3000; fax,
The solar photovoltaic company received $14 million in equity funding
from a group that now has a controlling interest in the company and
has made a top management change. In the group are investors from
Stamford, Connecticut (www.chienergy.com); Houston, Texas
and Mannheim, Germany (www.mvv.de — this is a "sticky site from which
it is difficult to exit). The money will be used to
thin-film PV module manufacturing processes, for marketing and sales
activities, and for R&D to help EPV be a world leader in this
technology. The new CEO is James F. Groelinger, former senior vice
president at CHI Energy Inc.
Building 4, Suite 206, Lawrenceville 08648. Kris Subramaniam,
609-912-0004; fax, 609-912-0307.
The 40-person IT consulting company designed and installed a mission
critical E-service system for the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging,
a 400-person agency funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
The Consumer and Provider System (CAPS) was a three-year job to
and automate the work of eight departments including provider billing,
departmental workflow, and wait list management. The system also does
internal and external statistical reports, says Peter Gust, vice
Plaza, Suite 204, Monmouth Junction 08852. Wlodek Mandecki, president
and CEO. 732-355-0100; fax, 732-355-0102. Home page:
After a two-year collaboration with the Sarnoff Corporation, Wlodek
Mandecki announced his firm has made its first fully functional
nanotransponder using a chip measuring six nanoliters, less than
1/000 the size of a grain of rice.
This DNA chip achieved a record of being the smallest, externally
powered, monolithic integrated circuit that can transmit its identity
code by radio frequency. It will help develop microchip systems for
DNA assays and is suitable for high-throughput assays in biology,
medicine, combinatorial chemistry, and drug discovery.
he was treasurer of Pro Re Nata Inc. on Murray Place and editor in
chief of the PRN Interactive Profile.
in computer science at Princeton University.
president of human resources at Opinion Research Corp.
at Princeton University.
assistant at McGraw Hill and a receptionist for Dr. Brian Lavery.
worked at Buschman Partners on Lenox Drive.
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