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Sean Stanton

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Sean Stanton
Senior Vice President Global Operations, Research Network

Sean is a senior life science executive who has dedicated the last 25 years of his career to creating successful, high-performing research sites. To date, Sean has led the start-up of 25 clinical trial sites, six inpatient hospitals, and 19 outpatient clinics. More than 5,000 clinical trials have been conducted at these sites, leading to more than 50 drug approvals. Prozac was the first approved drug Sean worked on, followed by many other well-known drugs used in a variety of therapeutic areas (e.g., General Medicine, Vaccine, Women’s Health, Diabetes; Pain; Mental Health; Heart Disease; Oncology; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Sleep Disorders; etc.). In these trials Sean directed recruitment for the screening of 2,000 to 6,000 patients annually. A pioneer in patient recruitment, Sean was the first to pre-screen for screens and was on the forefront of direct-to consumer advertising, circa 1997.

Sean has brought innovative thinking to clinical research in all aspects of site practices, from purchasing and resourcing, to the use of benchmarking and metrics in business planning to guide strategic clinical trial practice growth. Sean is frequently sought as an industry expert to speak on topics including building successful clinical research sites; patient recruiting, particularly difficult to recruit populations and decreasing screen fail rates; protocol design; site selection; patient reported outcomes and other areas. He has advised hospitals and institutions on research site growth strategy and mergers and acquisitions at the site level.

Sean is the co-founder of the highly successful Compass Research, a leading Florida-based site network, since acquired and successfully integrated in Bioclinica Research Network. At Bioclinica, Sean is responsible for a global site network in 14 countries on four continents. Early in his career Sean held numerous pre-clinical and clinical research positions in neuroscience. He began his career as a clinical research coordinator at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Sean has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Cincinnati.

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Nobody wants a delay in site activation for a clinical trial. Every delay increases study budgets and reduces the time for market exclusivity. A delay means patients aren't getting needed drugs. Yet delays happen – consistently. So what is the secret to swift site activation? What is the "special sauce" to speed up the process and get studies started on time?

You have a new drug awaiting clinical trial, but your site activation process is stuck in the mud. Every day that passes is another delay in finding the patients you need. Getting the data you want. Generating the revenue you require. So why is site activation such a slow slog?

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