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  • November 21 2014



Ken Wallace • 678-324-3601 •

Tom Sturgis • 919-388-3965 •

Gregg Sweet • 919-388-3966 •

Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications form joint venture

Three Patient Recruitment Veterans Now on One Team

[November ##, 2014] – Kennesaw, GA and Raleigh, NC – Clinical Trial Marketing Communications. LLC (CTMC), and Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC (ICTS), two firms specializing in patient recruitment and retention for clinical trials announce that they have formed a joint venture called Integrated Clinical Trial Marketing Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS will provide a broad range of patient recruitment and retention services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

i-CTMS will be managed by the three principals from the respective companies: Thomas Sturgis, President and COO of ICTS; Gregg Sweet, Vice President of ICTS; and Ken Wallace, President of CTMC.

i-CTMS will operate out of the CTMC offices in Kennesaw, GA, and ICTS’s office in Raleigh, NC.

“There is a short list of people with nearly 20 years of experience in the patient recruitment and retention industry,” said Tom Sturgis. “i-CTMS has three of these people on one team.”

“We have enjoyed a long-standing informal relationship with CTMC for years,” said Gregg Sweet. “This venture formalizes our alliance and already has resulted in a synergy of functions far beyond what we had hoped.”

“CTMC and ICTS each have extensive experience and wide-ranging capability on their own,” said Ken Wallace. “But by joining forces we believe we offer the best combination of patient recruitment experience and capability, while retaining our ability to be flexible and cost-effective partners for our clients.”


About ICTS

Founded in ICTS March 2003 by Tom Sturgis and Gregg Sweet, ICTS is a clinical trials support company that specializes in achieving superior results in research studies by building and maintaining stronger connections throughout the entire clinical trial process. ICTS’s innovative and customized communication models provide the foundation for higher quality data and results. ICTS is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

About CTMC

Founded in 2004 by Ken Wallace and Matthew Hayden, CTMC has become a premier provider of innovative integrated marketing solutions to help pharmaceutical sponsors, and other companies involved in drug and medical device development complete their clinical trials faster and less expensively. CTMC is headquartered just outside of Atlanta in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Company also has an office in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

About Thomas Sturgis

Tom has spent the last 20 years working exclusively in pharmaceutical marketing and patient recruitment in clinical trials. He has managed all operational activities. Tom has helped orchestrate more than 150 patient recruitment programs in more than 20 therapeutic areas involving millions of potential study patients.

About Gregg Sweet, MBA

Gregg joined ICTS as one of its founding partners after having successfully operated his own patient recruitment firm since 1995, Clinical Communications Group. He is responsible for the development of ICTS products and client strategy, working with sponsors to develop and implement integrated tactics to increase the efficiency of clinical trial investigator meetings, patient recruitment, enrollment conversion, retention and post-marketing programs. Gregg has successfully planned and executed over 150 patient recruitment programs including international, full-scale centralized recruitment programs involving over 20,000 subjects.

About Ken Wallace, MBA

Ken Wallace has spent the past 20 years planning, developing and executing marketing programs to support patient recruitment and retention for hundreds of clinical trials in a variety of therapeutic areas. Prior to founding Clinical Trial Marketing Communications (CTMC), he served in many capacities at a patient recruitment company, Clinical Solutions, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer.