Industry Recognition

George Clinical Wins Clinical Research Team of the Year from Citeline

George Clinical recently received the award for Clinical Research Team of the Year at the 7th Annual Citeline Awards held in Boston, MA. As a 2023 winner, the George Clinical team won recognition for a multi-site program in the Asia Pacific region that recruited more than 3,000 patients across 14 sites in just seven weeks.

The award recognizes the clinical research team who has made significant contributions advancing a new therapy through one or more clinical phases. The judges look to reward the high performing team that has been most successful in reaching its goals, adopted effective work practices, creative solutions and achieved major milestones within expected timelines and contributed to the advancement of new therapies.

The Citeline judges’ comments noted: “Speed, communication and a strong customer focus among this team enabled remarkable progress… Selection of low to middle income countries promoted accessibility of this convenient delivery technology for a diverse population. The team engaged the entire investigator site team by promoting the scientific value of the study, and through effective coordination of key activities across all study stakeholders.”

The Citeline Awards, organized by Pharma Intelligence, bring together hundreds of renowned leaders in biopharmaceuticals, CRO and diagnostics, to honor the greatest innovations in clinical R&D. The awards toast the inspirational work and tireless commitment shown by the brightest minds in the industry.


Frost & Sullivan 2023 Best Practices Award

Frost & Sullivan studied the contract research organization industry and, based on its findings, recognizes George Clinical with the 2023 Asia-Pacific Competitive Strategy Leadership Award. George Clinical is a global CRO with world class expertise in kidney research, oncology and neurology and remains fully committed to growing their strong presence in Asia-Pacific which is where the company has its roots. It operates on the central tenet that its success depends on customer satisfaction, so it provides a human touch to its projects.

Azza Fazar, Frost & Sullivan best practices research analyst, observed, “George Clinical combines its connections with AROs and scientific expertise to find suitable sites and investigator networks, a unique competitive differentiator. The company facilitates faster patient-centric recruitment for its clients by bringing the best of both worlds.”



Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Improving Clinical Trial Efficiency and Patient-Centricity

Based on its recent analysis of the Asia-Pacific clinical contract research organization (CRO) industry, 
Frost & Sullivan recognizes George Clinical with the 2021 Asia-Pacific Competitive Strategy Leadership Award. As a leading APAC Clinical CRO company, George Clinical formulates solutions with innovation and scientific leadership to produce high-quality outcomes and maintain growth in the evolving CRO market. The company uses Protocol First, 4G Clinical, and clinical information technology solution vendors to compete effectively with other CROs without significant investments. These vendors enable efficient and proactive clinical trial execution.

  • George Clinical’s DARE-19 Trial, an APAC study, allowed it to achieve efficiency throughout while evaluting dapagliflozin for respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients.
  • George Clinical’s visionary implementation of the Global Kidney Patients Trials Network (GKPTN) accelerates kidney and oncology recruitment in more than 10 countries in the APAC region and brings in more trial-ready patients with kidney disease, a first in the CRO space. 
  • George Clinical delivers groundbreaking strategies and outcomes in oncology clinical trials through its leading scientific network. Dr. Maria Ali, chief medical officer at George Clinical, is spearheading a partnership with Omico Group  to expand the company’s oncology expertise. 
  • Feedback from partnerships with large pharmaceutical firms has helped George Clinical refine its clinical trial execution progressively, contributing to its steady growth. 

With its strong focus on scientific leadership and strategic excellence, George Clinical earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 APAC Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the clinical CRO market.  Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to execute a strategy successfully that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning, and customer satisfaction.  Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.


Finalist for Citeline Clinical Research Team of the Year Award

Citeline has named George Clinical as a finalist for their 2021 Clinical Research Team of the Year.  Citeline, a comprehensive global R&D intelligence firm provides insights into the global clinical trial landscape and the development of clinical trial programs, selected the DARE-19 team of George Clinical based on their compelling international accomplishments during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This award recognizes the clinical research teams who have made significant contributions in advancing a new therapy through one or more clinical phases.  “The judges look to reward the high-performing team that has been most successful in reaching its goals, adopted effective working practices, achieved major milestones within expected timelines, and contributed to the advancement of new therapies,” according to Pharma Intelligence.

Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD, a member of George Clinical’s scientific leadership was the principal investigator of DARE-19.  The study was an international Phase III trial in 1,250 patients evaluating the efficacy and safety of Farxiga in addition to background local standard of care therapy in adults who are hospitalized with COVID-19 at the time of trial enrollment. The trial was conducted in collaboration with Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, the global sponsor, and George Clinical, a global contract research organization.


2021 Finalist for Best Contract Research Organization—Full-Service Providers

George Clinical is also pleased to have been recognized by Scrip Awards from Informa Pharma Intelligence as a 2021 Finalist for Best Contract Research Organization—Full-Service Providers.  The awards highlight the best of the best in the field noting “these are the unsung heroes who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, to push for the next breakthrough, to find a cure, to end suffering, to extend a life.”  The Citeline Awards judging panel is comprised of independent, international senior industry experts each of whom is chosen for their “knowledge, objectivity and credibility.

This award is designed for those companies who provide the full range of services to their clients and was judged on the quality of services and relationships built with their clients. It pays particular attention to the innovative patient recruitment strategies the CRO has brought to clients.  Entrants address: particular capabilities and strengths; how has the firm delivered results that exceed sponsor expectations; what innovations in patient recruitment strategy has the CRO brought to partners; how has it improved quality of data, timelines and transparency and finally what steps is the company taking towards streamlining data collection and reporting.