Current information on how we deal with the corona pandemic at our study centres

Meanwhile, we are all feeling the enormous impact that the corona pandemic is having on the clinical research industry. Conferences have been cancelled, travel restrictions are increasing, and there are additional obstacles for study patients undergoing treatment. At the latest since the school and daycare centre closures, all companies have had to reorganise. The primary goal is to slow down the spread of the virus as much as possible and to support our health system in treating those affected safely.

We are very aware of our duty of care towards our patients and employees and their safety is our top priority! In order to continue to ensure this, we have implemented a plan of action which regulates the work and handling of patients at our study centres with immediate effect. This enables us to maintain the study operation (in a minimized form):

1. we try to reduce the risk for other patients and our staff by clear measures in order to maintain the study operation. Patients are contacted prior to each visit and, if they show symptoms, they are referred to their family doctor and the visit is postponed. Each patient’s temperature is taken before entering the centre and in case of fever, patients are asked directly to contact their family doctor and leave the centre.
2. we continue to carry out studies in accordance with GCP Together with our sponsors we try to check if remote monitoring and other forms of visiting can be used.
3. business continuity plans are drawn up for each study. Based on the individual patient and taking into account the study therapy, a decision is made whether the patient can or must come to the study centre. If possible, we try to alternatively switch to telemedicine or telephone visits in consultation with the sponsor and define further measures.

Let us work together to find solutions to cope with the current situation. That is why it is all the more important in times like these to stay in touch and to support each other. If we can make a contribution in any way for you as a client, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Axel Nordhoff | Manager for Cooperation and Development: nordhoff@kfgn.de

I thank you for your understanding and for your trust. Stay healthy!

Dr. Ole Dammann (CEO)

#FlattenTheCurve

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Efficient, end-to-end study management

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kfgn Overview – Specialist for Clinical Trials

More than 20 Years’ Experience in the Field of Clinical Research

  • Established in 1995 by Prof. Dr. med. Hanns-Gerd Dammann
  • A total of well over 700 clinical trials in phases Ib – IV
  • 30 to 35 trials are conducted at our sites each year
  • Six kfgn outpatient research sites with associate medical specialists and clinics
  • Over 80 experts work for us throughout Germany: physicians, study nurses, study coordinators & patient recruitment managers
  • Core competency: patient recruitment

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Our Services – Your All-In Package

Site Operations & Site Services

As a specialist for clinical trials we offer you a full package of services covering study execution (Site Operations) and study management (Site Services).

 

We are always that vital step ahead – flexible, networked and reliable

>700

trials

>80

colleagues

6

locations

>12000

patients

Our Disciplines

More than 20 years’ Experience in the Field of Clinical Research

Our structure comprising outpatient research sites with associate medical specialists and clinics enables us to map a broad range of clinical trial indications.

Becoming a patient

Many diseases still lack a therapy. To improve patients’ health and quality of life, scientists are researching into new substances and treatment methods.

 

By participating in clinical trials, you play a major role in medical progress. Only with your help can new treatment methods and substances be tested and subsequently made available to other patients. You bear responsibility and open doors to help other people alleviate the symptoms of their illnesses.

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