Holiday Celebrations from Our EU Offices

Bracket in our Reading, UK office took part in an annual charity event.  This event involved sorting old and new donated toys and packaging them for distribution to disadvantaged children in the Reading area. It is hard work but very worthwhile, reminding us all just how fortunate we are. In addition, The Reading team also got in the Christmas spirit by wearing novelty Christmas jumpers to work, no prizes for best jumper this year but maybe we will make this a competition next year!

In our Prague office, The office took the time to find out if the Bracketeer’s had been naughty or nice on Monday December 5th. Mikulas, his Angles and the Devil visited the office and gave out treats to the children. Who knew that so many of our Prague team have well-behaved and brave children!

From all of us at Bracket, We hope you have a Happy Holiday!

Bracket Welcomes Clinical Vice President Lewis Fredane, MD to Global Team

Wayne, PA – Bracket, a leading clinical trial technology and specialty services provider, announced the addition of Clinical Vice President Lewis M. Fredane, MD to its global team. A board certified neurologist with more than 30 years of clinical research experience, Fredane brings a strategic combination of clinical and industry research expertise to his new role.

As Clinical Vice President, Dr. Fredane will serve as the Therapeutic Area Leader for neurology and will oversee Bracket’s eCOA, Rater Training, and Quality Assurance work in this important therapeutic area.

“Neurology, especially neurodegenerative and developmental disorders are a critical focus for Bracket and Dr. Fredane’s impressive background and experience will be instrumental to our progress in these areas,” said David G. Daniel, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Bracket.

“We look forward to the knowledge and leadership Dr. Fredane will bring to Bracket and warmly welcome him to the team.”

Prior to joining Bracket, Dr. Fredane served as a practicing neurologist and clinical assistant professor of Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worked in pharmaceutical drug development at several companies including at Sanofi/Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, Meda Pharmaceuticals and with CRO Omnicare Clinical Research. He also maintains extensive experience in medical affairs and has published research on multiple sclerosis, pain management and transplantation.

“I am so pleased to join the esteemed Bracket team and combine my diverse experience in neurology with the global platform, innovative tools and intelligence already set forth by this organization,” said Dr. Fredane.

Dr. Fredane received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his training with a residency in Neurology at Duke University. He completed fellowships in Clinical Immunology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York and in Immunology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut through a research fellowship with the National MS Society.

About Bracket
Bracket, with nine offices and more than 700 employees worldwide, is a clinical trial technology and specialty services provider dedicated to helping biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations increase the power of their clinical research data by leveraging core competencies in Science, Technology, and Service. Bracket eCOA™ is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments. Bracket RTSM™ is a best-in-breed, scalable and configurable clinical IRT solution for the life sciences industry. Bracket Rater Training and Quality Assurance improve outcomes through customized training and quality assurance programs.

Bracket’s New SAB Sub-Committee for Alzheimer’s Disease to Hold Inaugural Meeting at CTAD 2016

WAYNE, PA- Bracket, a leading clinical trial technology and specialty services provider with expertise in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), announced that its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) has formed an AD sub-committee that will hold its inaugural meeting at the 9th Annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference on December 8 – 10, 2016 in San Diego, California.

The sub-committee, chaired by and established in collaboration with Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., Sc.D., Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair of the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic, will focus exclusively on maintaining Bracket’s awareness and involvement in AD research advancement, field changes, emerging technologies and competitive landscape.

As a specialty services provider with specific expertise in AD trial technology, including the development and launch of Bracket eCOASM, Bracket’s sub-committee will build upon the Company’s strategic agenda to capture data using technology, finding innovative ways to minimize error-prone human factors in clinical trials. The committee will be critical in assessing the acceptability of new technologies to sites.

“Bracket’s SAB is well-represented across various therapeutic areas, but we maintain a specialized focus on AD in effort to combat the many challenges facing its clinical trials today,” said Jeff Kinell, CEO of Bracket. “We’ve invested tremendously on improving outcomes in the area and we’re hopeful that this focused sub-committee will connect the right data, minds and initiatives to move AD trials forward.”

With plans to meet several times per year at relevant meetings such as American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting and Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, the committee will share meeting notes and coordinate on common projects with Bracket’s SAB, while operating independently. The SAB is currently chaired by Dr. Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. and Dr. Jeffrey A.Lieberman, M.D.

About Bracket
Bracket, with nine offices and more than 700 employees worldwide, is a clinical trial technology and specialty services provider dedicated to helping biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations increase the power of their clinical research data by leveraging core competencies in Science, Technology, and Service. Bracket eCOA™ is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments. Bracket RTSM™ is a best-in-breed, scalable and configurable clinical IRT solution for the life sciences industry. Bracket Rater Training and Quality Assurance improve outcomes through customized training and quality assurance programs.