We feature an interview of the selected supplier in our monthly customer newsletter, on our blog and social media. Below is this month's Spotlight on SciQuus Oncology – an oncology-focused clinical research organization committed to the advancement of your clinical research program.
What is your company’s mission?

SciQuus’ mission is to improve the lives of people with cancer and advance cancer research by providing high-quality clinical trial services for our clients that are developing therapies for cancer. We offer a broad range of oncology-related CRO services to our clients including preclinical development, clinical development, data management, pharmacology and custom consulting services (e.g. product development, due diligence, feasibility analysis).

Describe your company’s most popular service offering.

Our most popular offering is to provide clinical trial management services. This includes activities such as:

• Protocol design, writing and optimization
• Sites/PIs feasibility and site budget negotiations
• Vendor selection and vendor budget negotiations
• Safety monitoring studies (medical monitoring services, SAE evaluation and submissions, regulatory interactions, safety committees)
• Trial monitoring (CRA services, QA of sites and vendors)
• Data management (cloud based), analysis and reporting
• Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics
• Project management

Why should customers use your services?
Do you save time, money or provide access to innovation?

SciQuus is unique from other CRO providers because our senior management team has over 75 years of combined knowledge in oncology research, oncology drug development and oncology patient treatment. In addition, our management team has extensive experience working in and with biotechnology companies.

Unlike many large CROs, when clients work with SciQuus, they are ensured that the “A team” that interacted with them to scope out the project will be the same team that executes the project. By remaining a small organization with highly skilled professionals, we can offer high quality services to our clients which saves them money by assuring that we will implement their project correctly the first time.

SciQuus’ philosophy supports this approach:
• To provide exceptional, high-quality Oncology services to our clients
• To remain focused on our areas of expertise
• To deliver what we promise at a reasonable cost
• To work with integrity, commitment and dedication

What new services, tools or technologies will you be offering over the next biennium?

Over the next few years, SciQuus would like to expand its global reach by establishing one or two strategic partnerships that would allow us the ability to incorporate both European and Asian sites into our clinical trial offering.

What is your company doing to remain an industry leader?

We are dedicated to providing only oncology CRO services led by our highly-experienced management team. Each team member brings a life-long commitment to oncology drug development with unique experience in academia, clinical practice and small biotech.

SciQuus provides highly-individualized, oncology-related services to biotech and pharma ranging from individual services (medical monitoring, drug development consulting, etc.) to complete management of a drug development program. In addition, our flexible, collaborative approach results in seamless integration with smaller biotechs.

Have you been able to use scientist.com to increase your business? How has Scientist.com affected the way you do business?

Yes, we listed our services on the Scientist.com website and have seen an increased number of inquiries. We strongly support the creation and use of the new scientific services marketplace offered by Scientist.com and believe that this new marketplace represents a game-changing method in the way users and suppliers of scientific services conduct business with one another.

Ghazal Babai is currently the Content Manager at Scientist.com, the world’s largest pharmaceutical marketplace for scientific services.