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September 2013

Synergyst Research Group / Discovery Clinical Trials Named to Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List for Third Time
PR Log News Wire

Synergyst Research Group / Discovery Clinical Trials has been ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States for the third year in a row, the magazine has announced. The San Antonio-based company was 206th among health companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list and 20th  among Texas health companies.

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July 2013
Medical Research Benefits All
Valley Business Report

Discovery Clinical Trials, a San Antonio facilitator of medical research studies, has begun partnering with Valley physicians. Participating in research trials brings benefits to physicians and to their patients, according to Trudy Madan, chief executive officer of Discovery Clinical Trials.

Read more: Valley Business Report (Page 18)


November 2012

Synergyst Research Group / Discovery Clinical Trials Honored on the Inc. 500|5000 List
Globe Newswire

Synergyst Research Group / Discovery Clinical Trials have been ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States for the second consecutive year. The company was No. 145 among health companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list and second among San Antonio-based companies in the category. Revenues increased by 151 percent in the three-year period used to rank companies on the list.

Read more: Inc. 500 announcement


December 2009
Why Clinical Research
MD News - Austin

Everyday, 900,000 physicians prescribe millions of drugs to their patients, accounting for over 200 billion dollars spent every year on prescription drugs. Yet, less than 10% of the physician community is involved in the clinical trials that result in the FDA approved drug. Why are so few physicians involved in the clinical drug investigations?

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November 3, 2009
Dallas area sees significant growth in clinical trials
The Dallas Morning News

Testing a new drug on patients used to be done at universities, which could count on hundreds of millions of dollars a year to conduct the trials.

But as pharmaceutical companies look to cut costs and get drugs to market quicker, outsourcing to other companies is an increasingly popular option.

The change is gaining importance in North Texas, because the Dallas-Fort Worth area is becoming a hot spot for clinical trials. They used to be limited to university hospitals and biotechnology centers in the Boston area.

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October 9, 2009
San Antonio Clinical Research Companies Expand to Four New Markets
PRlog.org

Synergyst Research and Discovery Clinical Trials recently announced the expansion of their clinical research services across the South to Houston, Dallas, Austin and Atlanta. The company, based out of San Antonio, Texas, now operates in twelve cities throughout the United States and works with physicians and pharmaceutical companies to bring new pharmaceutical drugs to the market through clinical research.

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December 9, 2008
San Antonio Business Journal announces this year’s 40 Under 40 winners
San Antonio Business Journal

On Dec. 26 the San Antonio Business Journal will publish its 40 Under 40 Rising Stars publication honoring young people in San Antonio who are making a difference in the business world and the community.The 40 winners were selected from a total of 274 nominees under 40 years of age as of Dec. 19. Nominations were sought from Sept. 1 through Oct. 16.

This year’s honorees represent a diverse group reflecting the city’s growing business community.

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January 11, 2008
Clinical trials catalyst extending reach into Arizona
Phoenix Business Journal

A San Antonio company that links pharmaceutical companies with doctors to conduct clinical trials is expanding into Arizona.

Synergyst Research LLC is relocating Jerri McGinnis from its Chicago office, which she established and built to 15 clients. As regional vice president of business development, McGinnis will work out of her new Arizona home, calling on doctors statewide.

"Between Tucson and the greater Phoenix area, I think this is going to be phenomenal," she said. "You're seeing the trend of research coming to the Phoenix area because it's such a high-growth city.

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December 21, 2007
Company to manage clinical trials for local doctors
South Florida Business Journal

Only two months after entering South Florida, Synergyst Research has signed deals to help manage clinical trials for two large physician practices.

The agreements allow the medical practices to earn money from pharmaceutical and biotech companies as they test new drugs. Clinical trials typically pay two or three times the patient care rates for Medicare, which is scheduled to cut its physician payments by 15 percent over the next two years.

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November 30, 2007
Synergyst signs first Houston doctor group
Houston Business Journal

San Antonio-based Synergyst Research, a privately held company that connects physician groups to pharmaceutical companies to conduct lucrative clinical trials, is expanding its reach into Houston.

Synergyst expects to partner with 20 to 40 physician groups in Houston over the next 12 to 24 months.

The company has already signed up one client in Houston, a urology group.

For a flat fee, Synergyst provides participating physicians with marketing, legal, financial, recruitment and regulatory services support out of its 15-person San Antonio headquarters.

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November 9, 2007
S.A.'s Synergyst Research is expanding its national reach
San Antonio Business Journal

Synergyst Research, a privately held company that represents some of the top physicians groups in a dozen U.S. markets, is expanding its reach.

Based in San Antonio, Synergyst has recently entered into a trio of Florida markets -- Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando -- and plans to further expand its partnership efforts to at least a half-dozen additional cities over the next six to 12 months.

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November 9, 2007
Firm to match local physicians with clinical trials
Orlando Business Journal

San Antonio-based Synergyst Research has targeted Orlando as one of four Florida cities for expansion.

Synergyst helps doctors line up clinical trials tailored to the physicians' medical specialties.

Clinical trials are research studies done to test the safety and effectiveness of drugs, medical devices and procedures for humans. They must be done before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will give approval for use by the general population.

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October 22, 2007
Synergyst Research plans presence in Houston
Houston Business Journal

Synergyst Research is expanding its clinical research services to Houston.

The San Antonio company said Houston is one of six cities in which it aims to have a presence within the next six months.

Trudy Madan, president, said Synergyst Research is in the process of looking for a sales representative to get the office started.

"We have been seeing a shift from institutions such as the Mayo Clinic to more community-based physicians," she said. "We want to get in before the market gets saturated."

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